Shrek: The Musical

FROM BROADWAY | MUSICAL

RISE ABOVE PERFORMING ARTS (next to Cinebistro)
3501 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL SUITE 1005 – SARASOTA, FL 34239

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over 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.

RUNS: AUGUST 18-21 & 25-28, 2022

CAST

Young Shrek – Luca Bello
Papa Ogre/Big Bad Wolf – Jackson Mitchell
3 Pigs – Malea Benson, Julia Perkins, Tayla Wright
Humpty Dumpty – Zoey Zagst
White Rabbit/King Harold – William Hahn
Fairy Godmother – Kila Sons
Peter Pan – Alexa Scharf
Dwarf – Kate Watson
Wicked Witch – Makena Benson
Ugly Duckling – MeiLi Fitzgerald
Papa Bear – Peter Centeno
Mama Bear – Gaby Suchan
Baby Bear – Kai Sons
Queen Lillian– Katie Rogers
3 Blind Mice – Katie Rogers, Lara Rose, Keira Woelfel
Mad Hatter – Joseph Tricarico
Elf – Tylee Giorgio
Pied Piper – Caroline Kinsella
Captain – Tyler Tricarico
Bishop – Trenton Tesar
Fairy Tale Creatures –  Kate Gingras, Ava Griner, Ava Pickens, Brynn Raymond, Katie Rogers, Lara Rose, Rachel Scharf, Keira Woelfel
Rat Tappers – Ava Johnson, Brooke LaPorte, Julia Perkins, Autumn Ruscoe, Caroline Russell, Kila Sons (Swing: Tylee Giorgio)
Skeletons – Ava Johnson, Caroline Kinsella, Brooke LaPorte, Autumn Ruscoe, Caroline Russell, Alexa Scharf, Kila Sons (Swing: Kate Gingras)
Duloc Citizens – Luca Bello, Makena Benson, Malea Benson, William Hahn, Ava Johnson, Caroline Kinsella, Brooke LaPorte, Jackson Mitchell, Julia Perkins, Autumn Ruscoe, Caroline Russell, Kila Sons, Joseph Tricarico (Swing: Kate Gingras)
Ensemble – Olivia Byrd, Alexa Dragatsis, Jack Gingras, Renata Hahn, Kenzie Hackbart, Selena Leyva, Madie Muller, Grant Raymond, Nina Rizzo, Alexandra Rosario, Addie Ross, Gaby Suchan, Trenton Tesar, Tyler Tricarico, Ali Wasmund, Annabelle Wise

CREATIVE TEAM

Director – Jacob Ruscoe
Music Director – Krista Benson
Choreographer – Toni Dentico
Technical Director – JB Tomlin
Stage Manager/Lighting Designer – Ethan Fuhrmeister
Development Coordinator – Krista Baker
Crew Manager – Angelina Jacobson
Costume Manager/Asst. to the Directors – Maggie Layman
Publications Manager – Ana Stephenson

CREW

Assistant Stage Manager – Briana Wilder
Assistant Technical Director – Mackenzie Valenza
Dance Captains – Brooke LaPorte, Kila Sons
Backstage Manager – TBD
Assistant Lighting Director – TBD
Projections – Olivia Gambert
Costume & Make-up Crew – Evie De la O, Ashley Eisenacher, Bella Lessa, Kayla O’Shea, Chloe Steinhoff, Mackenzie Stencik
Backstage Crew – Elizabeth Cole, Marley Delhomme, Zahra Kimunya, Mia Thompson