2022-2023 Season

Shrek the Musical JR.

Musical based on the hit Dreamworks film, performed Oct. 21 – Nov. 13, 2022.

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

About This Production

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the hit film and Broadway musical.

Director’s Note

From the playbill:


It has been a joy to direct Shrek the Musical JR., a show full of life lessons. Throughout the show, we see various characters learning to be themselves and celebrate each other’s differences. They learn to work together and stand up for what is right. They learn about true friendship and about true love. Shrek himself learns all these things and more, as he begins his journey with one mission in mind and gradually, and unexpectedly, changes his priorities.

Like Shrek, sometimes our own journey through life doesn’t go the way we expect. Shrek begins, frankly, with selfish motives. He just wants to be left alone on his swamp. To get what he wants, he is forced to accept multiple intrusions to his quest. Life often brings unexpected troubles that we must accept to continue with life.

Shrek is reluctant each time he is presented with what he sees as an obstacle. But as he softens toward his companions, he learns friendship, love, and community. He is ultimately much better off for the obstacles he had hoped to avoid.

So, when you set out on a quest, embrace the struggles, they will undoubtedly teach you something, and you may end up better in the end!

Heather Walker, Director


ShrekCalvin Corey
Princes FionaAda Poormon
Lord FarquaadWilliam Richardson
DonkeyMia Hurley
Pinocchio / RatReagan Little
Wicked Witch / Knight / RatJay Schwab
GingySienna Stoll
Peter Pan / Knight / RatTaryn Getting
Dragon / RatValerie Winch
Big Bad Wolf / KnightBrenna Eagmin
Ugly Duckling/KnightKendall Fugatt
PigsAllison Eck
Zara Sego
Kennedy Cook
Puss ‘n’ Boots / Pied PiperCraig Piazza
Mama Bear / Mama OgreIsela Tovar
Papa Bear / Papa OgreJanella Beaver
Baby Bear / Little OgreJaxon Lage
Story Tellers/ Blind MiceElsie Donsker
Vanessa Yazdani
Story Teller / Rat/ Blind MiceNorine Lindeman
Bishop / EnsembleJordan Gabbert
Captain of the Guards / EnsembleJustis Schneider
Young Fiona / EnsembleCharlee Shaver
TeenFiona / EnsembleLilly Belle Lange
Tinker Bell / EnsembleLondon Cairney

Production Team

Role(s)Team Member(s)
Director & Musical DirectionHeather Walker
ChoreographyKatie Czajkowski
Scenic DesignAmber Suding
Brianna Funk
Becky Funk
Costume DesignHeather Riddle
Lighting & Sound DesignJosh Hontz
Hair & Makeup DesignVicki Jensen
Properties DesignVicki Grossman
Kenny Grossman
Dance CaptainJay Schwab
Assistant Lighting DesignerOlivia Martinez
Assistant Sound DesignerEmmy Lange
Light Board OperatorVanessa Van Atta
Sound Board OperatorGrace D’Astice
Microphone OperatorKinzie Ravesloot