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

What Makes Us Special Makes Us Strong

Lord Farquaad wants everyone to be exactly the same in the kingdom of Duloc, and so all of the fairy tale characters who don’t “fit in” must leave. Imagine a world where everyone looks and acts exactly the same. What would that world be like?

Ask two of your friends or family to share one thing that makes that special. (Is your friend a super-fast reader? Does your grandmother make delicious desserts?) Write down these talents, including one of your own.

Now, imagine these talents are superpowers! (Your friend can read 1,000 books a day, your grandmother can make cakes as tall as skyscrapers!) Make up a story in which every person’s unique talent must be used to defeat a villain like Lord Farquaad. Write your own story, or tell your story to a group-up and ask them to write it down. Afterwards, read your story out loud to show your own Reading Superpower!

Share your superhero story at to earn your CST Bard Badge and unlock other learning opportunities through Chicago’s Summer of Learning!

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