Feature Performance

Shrek the Musical

April 17 – May 24, 2015

Directed by Shelley Bolman

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the Dreamworks film Shrek.

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

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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