Shrek The Musical Jr.
Shrek The Musical Jr. follows an ogre named Shrek who has learned the hard way that “people hate the things they cannot understand.” For many years he has protected himself from the hurtful actions of those who are scared of him by living as a recluse in a cozy cesspit. One day, his peaceful swamp is disturbed by new tenants: fairytale misfits — including Pinocchio, the Ugly Duckling, the Wicked Witch, Peter Pan, the Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf — have been banished there by the villainous Lord Farquaad. In order to gain back his land, Shrek makes a deal with Farquaad to rescue the feisty princess Fiona from a tower guarded by a fierce dragon. Setting off with his faithful companion, Donkey, Shrek begins the journey of a lifetime filled with adventure, romance, and hilarity.
With music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical is based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the book Shrek by William Steig. The original Broadway production, starring Brian d'Arcy James as Shrek and Sutton Foster as Fiona, ran for twelve months and received a total of twelve Drama Desk Awards and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. The musical was adapted to be performed by students by educational musical theatre consultancy firm iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald. Shrek The Musical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Performances for all audiences are Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm in the Black Box Theatre. Additionally, we will have a Wooster student, faculty, and staff only preview performance on Thursday, June 1 at 4:00 pm.
Student, faculty, and staff only preview tickets are $5 each. All other tickets are $15 each. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Seating is extremely limited, so we ask that you please honor your reservation. Show length is approximately 1 hour.