Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.

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.

Director: Mark Stoddard
Music Director: Rachel Stoddard
Choreographer: Alexandra Biggs


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 5th @ 2:00pm
  • Sunday, May 6th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, May 11th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 12th @ 10:00am
  • Saturday, May 12th @ 2:00pm
  • Sunday, May 13th @ 2:00pm
 Purchase Tickets

Ticket Prices:

Tickets are available through the Mesa Arts Center starting on 4/17/18 at 10:00AM All Ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.

Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse:

One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Photo Shoot

Thursday, May 10th 1:00pm

The photo shoot for Shrek will take place at the MAC after the school show on Thursday May 10th. Full schedule and call time/end time will be sent via email.



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.


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.


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 princess 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.


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.


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.


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.

Big Bad Wolf

Three Pigs

Fairy Godmother

Peter Pan

Wicked Witch

Sugar Plum Fairy

Ugly Duckling

Papa Bear

Mama Bear

Baby Bear

Humpty Dumpty


Mad Hatter

White Rabbit

3 Blind Mice

Young Shrek

Mama Ogre

Papa Ogre

King Harold

Queen Lillian

Young Fiona

Teen Fiona

Captain of the Guard





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