WANT TO GO?
"Shrek the Musical"
WHERE: Clay Center
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
TICKETS: $40 and $61
INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.org
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- If the Mayan apocalypse spells the end of world sometime Friday, Courtney Daniels knows how she'll be spending at least some of her last few hours on earth. The actress will be on stage at the Clay Center Thursday night as part of the cast of "Shrek: The Musical."
Daniels said, "My goal will be to have the best show ever with my company."
It should be a good night for her, too. Daniels thought the tour's stop in Charleston was where her parents would finally catch up to see the show.
"That's a real blessing," she said. "I'm going to have everybody rooting for me."
Daniels said that, if the world ends Friday, she'd die a happy woman.
". . . In a bear costume."
Among her roles in "Shrek: The Musical," Daniels plays Mama Ogre (Shrek's mother) and Mama Bear (of the Three Bears), and she's the voice of the dragon.
"The dragon is the size of half a football field," she said. "It takes four puppeteers to operate it."
And while that might sound like an easy part for her -- all she has to do is deliver lines --Daniels has to do that and make quick costume changes that involve going from being painted green to wearing the aforementioned bear suit.