Description:

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.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, May 11th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 12th @ 9:00am  
  • Friday, May 12th @ 11:30am  
  • Friday, May 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 13th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 14th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Monday February 27, 2023 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


University of Louisiana Angelle Auditorium:

601 East St. Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70504


Characters:

Shrek

Our story's title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.

Fiona

The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.

Donkey

A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad's guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek's looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimistic with heart.

Lord Farquaad

The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princes to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.

Dragon

A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter.

Gingy

A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.

Pinocchio

The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying.

Papa Ogre

Shrek’s father. Sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.

Mama Ogre

Shrek’s mother. Sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.

Young Shrek

Plays Young Shrek in “Big, Bright, Beautiful World”.

Young Fiona

Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona.

Teen Fiona

Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona.

Big Bad Wolf

Three Little Pigs

White Rabbit

Fairy Godmother

Peter Pan

Wicked Witch

Ugly Duckling

Three Bears

Mad Hatter

Humpty Dumpty

Elf

Dwarf

Three Blind Mice

Priest

Thelonius the Executioner

Angry Mob

Happy People

Guards

Knights

Rats