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July 11, 2014

Editor's Picks

1) Everyone's favorite ogre

Footlite Musicals in Indianapolis presents Shrek the Musical at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at 1847 N. Alabama St.

The musical, based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

This is the young adult production featuring performers ages 18 to 25. It's directed by Kathleen Horrigan.

Tickets are $10 for kids and $20 for adults.

2) Symphony on the Prairie

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra presents the 33rd year of Marsh Symphony on the Prairie. Your ticket gives you access to extraordinary music and admission to one of the most beautiful outdoor entertainment venues in central Indiana. Bring your own chairs, blankets, food and drinks to make the most of your night.

Shows are 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Tickets are $23 in advance at Marsh and $28 at the gate. This week's shows feature music from Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

3) Rick Springfield in concert

Rick Springfield plays a show at Old National Centre in Indianapolis Saturday night.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range in price from $25 to $250.

Springfield, a pop rock musician, is best known for his 1981 No. 1 hit "Jessie's Girl." It earned him a Grammy for best male rock vocal performance. He followed with four more top 10 U.S. hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody."

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