The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Shrek The Musical JR. This April at the Taft Theatre!

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings this production to life on the Taft Theatre stage April 8-10, 16-17, 2016.

In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way.


Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig.  Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.  Music by Jeanine Tesori.  Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.  Original production directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.  “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond.  Puppets by The Frisch Marionettes. Directed and Choreographed by Roderick Justice.


SHREK THE MUSICAL JR. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, April 8-10, 16-17, 2016. Friday April 8 at 7:30 PM; Saturday April 9 at 2 PM; Sunday, April 10 at 2 PM; Saturday, April 16 at 2 PM and 5 PM; and Sunday, April 17 at 2 PM.  At the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $7-$25. 1-800-745-3000 and  Tickets are selling fast!

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.  is made possible by the generous support of TriHealth, and the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. Season Sponsors are the Charles H. Dater Foundation and the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation.  The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Media sponsors are Cincinnati Enquirer, LOCAL 12 and Q102.  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Kids Club is presented by Time Timer.


The cast of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of SHREK THE MUSICAL JR. includes:

Brandon Bentley as Shrek

Kayla Burress as Fiona

Ellie Chancellor as Pig 2/ Ensemble

Liz Comstock    as Mama Ogre/ Ensemble

Lily Deye as Young Fiona/ Baby Bear/Ensemble

Allison Edwards as Shoemaker’s Elf/ Ensemble

Gabriella Francis as Ugly Duckling/ Dragon/Ensemble

Josh Galloway as Pig 1/ Puss n Boots/ Enemble/ U.S. Farquaad, Donkey

Reed Gnepper as Peter Pan/Ensemble /U.S. Pinnochio

Hannah Gregory as Teen Fiona/ Wicked Witch/Ensemble/U.S. Fiona

LOCAL 12’s Bob Herzog as Donkey

Will Jackson as White Rabbit/ Ensemble/ U.S. Peter Pan, Pied Piper

Sam Johnson as Big Bad Wolf/ Ensemble

Sydney Kline     as Mother Goose/ Ensemble/ U.S Wicked Witch

Ethan Marx as Young Shrek

Evan Moore as Frog Prince/ Pied Piper/Ensemble/U.S. Papa Bear, Pig 1

Danielle Muething as Mama Bear/ Gingy/ Ensemble

Elijah Prather as Humpty Dumpty/Ensemble

Gretchen Priddy as Pig 3/ Ensemble

Morgan Reece as Sugar Plum Fairy/ Ensemble

Cody Roberts as Papa Bear/ Ensemble/ U.S. Shrek

Spenser Smith as Lord Farquaad

Andrew Wiemann as Pinocchio/ Ensemble

Trace Young as Captain of the Guard/ Bishop

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