SHREK the MUSICAL Onstage April 20-30 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre

SHREK THE MUSICAL is onstage at Connecticut Repertory Theatre April 20 through April 30.  Tickets and info at or 860-486-2113

Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Select matinee performances start at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Single tickets are available now. Single tickets range from $7 to $36. All student tickets are only $7.

Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. Please call the box office at 860.486.2113 for tickets and additional information or visit for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change.

The Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

SHREK the MUSICAL Live at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Scott Redmond (Donkey) and Will Mann (Shrek). Photo by Gerry Goodstein.

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animated film, “Shrek The Musical” is this season’s must-see musical for the entire family! Join our unlikely Ogre hero and his loyal steed, a wise cracking Donkey, as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful – if slightly temperamental – Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of homeless fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza around! “Shrek The Musical” received eight 2009 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. “Shrek” is a joyous monster hit!

Director Margarett Perry says, “This is a story that is about when we don’t feel accepted and we want more – but we don’t think we’re good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. This story gives us hope to come out of our shell and find our truth and beauty as a person. It is so funny and so endearing.”

SHREK THE MUSICAL onstage at Connecticut Repertory Theatre April 20-30, 2017.  Tickets and info at or 860-486-2113
Valerie Badjan (Dragon) and Scott Redmond (Donkey).  Photo by Gerry Goodstein.

Perry added, “The challenge in bringing Shrek to the stage is to honor the original material – the book and the animated feature that we know and love. We have to create fairytale creatures that are not cartoons – but real people. Our team has done an incredible job creating these vivid fairytale characters, but they have a contemporary spin. They are just a little more relatable as we recognize a piece of ourselves in them. It has also been an incredible experience to create some of these characters with the collaboration of UCONN’s Puppet Arts department.”

Will Mann leads the cast as Shrek. Desi Oakley stars as Fiona. Mark Boyett plays Lord Farguaad. The design team includes: Margaret Perry (Director), Katie Johannigman (Choreographer), John Pike (Music Director), Morgan Raddatz (Scenic Design), Andrew Berardi (Lighting Design), Heather Lesieur (Costume Design), Justin Graziani (Sound Design), and Tom Kosis (Stage Manager).

SHREK THE MUSICAL onstage at Connecticut Repertory Theatre April 20-30, 2017.  Tickets and info at or 860-486-2113

Desi Oakley (Princess Fiona) and company in SHREK THE MUSICAL onstage at Connecticut Repertory Theatre April 20-30, 2017

CRT is the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. CRT productions are directed, designed by, and cast with visiting professional artists, including Equity actors, faculty members, and the department’s most advanced student artists. The synergy between professional and advanced student artists creates extraordinary theatre and a unique learning environment.

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