Monday, April 18, 2011

Go green and save some green with Shrek the Musical on Earth Day

The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with SEER, Secure Environmental Electronics Recycling, to host an electronics recycling drive during Earth Day 2011. Those who stop by the Straz Center loading dock to recycle electronics on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will receive 50% off tickets to select performances of Shrek the Musical, which plays the Straz Center, May 3-8.

Recycling electronic waste conserves landfill space and prevents toxics from being released into the environment. Collected items will be utilized for recovery and reuse of valuable materials. For a smooth, fast drive through all cabling should be removed from devices and placed in a bag.

Items accepted at no charge include TVs (in 1 piece/no broken glass), laptops, PCs, keyboards, floppy/disk drives, mice, printers, microwaves, UPS batteries, PC monitors, CD-Roms, modems, fax machines, test equipment, circuit boards, networking equipment, phones, cell phones, PC power supplies, scanners, copiers, cabling, typewriters and stereos/VCR/CD players.

Items not accepted include console/projection TVs, toaster ovens, washers, ovens, mixers/blenders, battery powered tools, tires, gas powered tools, freezers, household trash, humidifiers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, vacuum cleaners, washer/dryers and car batteries.

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 more than 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. Shrek the Musical features a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery. USA Today proclaims Shrek the Musical, “Altogether irresistible. A big fat hit!" Shrek the Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

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