Feature Performance

Shrek the Musical

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig.

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori.

Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

April 17 – May 24, 2015

Directed by Shelley Bolman

Original production directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.

Musical director: Matthew Stern. Choreographer: Patricia Manalo Bochnak. Scenic designer: Matthew T. Lazure. Lighting designer: Scott Bolman. Costume designer: Charles G. Baldwin. Props & Puppet Design: Marjorie Lusignan.

Cast: Christopher Chew* as Shrek, Shonna Cirone* as Fiona, Maurice Emmanuel Parent* as Donkey, and Mark Linehan* as Lord Farquaad. With Jessica Lauren Ayer, Amy Barker*, Jane Bernhard, Grace Brakeman, Millie Chew, Jillian Couillard, Alex Eisenberg, Zach Eisenberg, Andy Garcia, Sammy Haines, Audree Hedequist, Annie Kerins*, Matthew Kossack, Stephen Markarian*, Carla Martinez, Hannah McLaughlin, Erin McMillen, Cheeyang Ng, Julia Paolino, Gamalia Pharms*, Lily Ramras, Aaron Ray, Brad Foster Reinking, Drew Ridell, Brittany Rolfs*, Joanna Rosen, Lexi Ryan, and Jeffrey Sewell.

*Members of AEA

Recommended for adults, teens, and children 7+.

The 2008 Broadway smash about a horrible ogre, a feisty princess and a garrulous donkey, Shrek the Musical simultaneously subverts and fulfills fairy-tale expectations. With wit and a mischievous humor, we follow our misanthropic, green hero as he learns about the power of friendship and the magical nature of love; all while thwarting a dastardly villain. Based on the irreverent picture book by William Steig and the award-winning animated film by DreamWorks, this singing, dancing extravaganza explores the relative nature of beauty, the beguiling myth of “happily-ever-after”, and the importance of accepting others for who they really are.

SHREK THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 - Phone: 212-541-4684 - Fax: 212-397-4684 - www.MTIShows.com

Shrek the Musical

April 17 – May 24, 2015
Friday nights at 7:30; Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 3:00
School vacation week matinees at 1:00: Tuesday April 21 – Friday April 24; please note there is no evening performance on Friday April 24.
ASL/Audio-description dates: Friday May 22 at 7:30 and Sunday May 24 at 3:00.
All performances offer Open Captioning

  • Tickets: $20-$35; Pajama Party Fridays: $15
  • Box Office: 617-879-2300; tickets@wheelock.edu
  • Website: www.WheelockFamilyTheatre.org
  • Location: 180 The Riverway on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston’s Fenway district
  • Parking: Discounted parking at MASCO garage at 375 Longwood Avenue
  • MBTA: Fenway or Longwood on Green Riverside Line (D train); CT busses to Beth Israel
  • Access: The Theatre is wheelchair accessible. All performances are Open Captioned. Scheduled performances are interpreted in American Sign Language and Audio-described.

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