Shrek The Musical

July 13

September 1, 2013

in CST's Courtyard Theater

book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
music by Jeanine Tesori
directed and choreographed
by Rachel Rockwell

Highly recommended… packed with A-list talent, visual delights and hip wit. Big, bright, beautiful and irresistible!

Chicago Sun-Times

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The Play

Bring your whole family to Navy Pier this summer for this heartwarming, 75-minute musical adventure based on the Academy Award-winning film. It recounts the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim his once-secluded home. Accompanied by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon and rescues the cursed Princess Fiona. On this not-so-traditional fairytale journey, Shrek discovers the value of friendship and realizes that true love is more than skin deep. Following each performance, audience members are invited to meet the cast in the theater lobby.

A CST Family production best enjoyed by ages 5 and up



Video: Shrek The Musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Audio: Rachel Rockwell at Shrek The Musical First Rehearsal - June 19, 2013

Gallery: Shrek The Musical


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The Players

Creative Team

Rachel Rockwell Director/Choreographer

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Theresa Ham Costume Designer

Jesse Klug Lighting Designer

Mike Tutaj Production Designer

Garth Helm Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-Up Designer

James Savage Special Effects Designer


Norm Boucher Big Bad Wolf/ Thelonius/Dwarf

Cameron Conforti Baby Shrek/Baby Bear

Adam Fane Pinocchio

Caroline Heffernan Ugly Duckling/Young Fiona

James Earl Jones II Donkey

Caroline Heffernan Ugly Duckling/Young Fiona

Michael Aaron Lindner Shrek

Tommy Lucas Little Pig/Knight

Sarah Page Wicked Witch/Blind Mouse

Rebecca Pink Peter Pan/Gingy/ Teen Fiona/ BlueBird

Liam Quealy Little Pig/Knight

Alexis J. Rogers Mama Ogre/Mama Bear/Dragon/Blind Mouse

Will Skrip Little Pig/Knight

Summer Naomi Smart Fiona

Joey Stone Papa Ogre/Papa Bear

William Travis Taylor Lord Farquaad

Matthew Uzarraga Baby Shrek/Baby Bear

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