On Sale to FLEX – November 7, 2022
On Sale to the Public – November 14, 2022

The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told.

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 (Fun Home; 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.

Opened: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Closes: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

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

| DECEMBER 3 | 2:00PM & 6:00PM

Tickets: On Sale to the Public – November 14, 2022
All Seats: $15.

Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KAITLYN BROWN
Musical Direction | LIESL CRUZ
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

2022 FALL PRODUCTION CLASS – Shrek (Junior Edition)

www.stagecenterla.com/enrollnow (opens August 29, 2022)
NOTE: This production will follow current and future federal, state, and local mandates concerning public health.

Who: Any student currently in 3rd-12th grade is invited to enroll, regardless of experience level. We encourage you to enroll early, as we are expecting to reach capacity quickly, and a wait-list will be implemented once all spots are filled. NOTE: Students enrolled in our skill-based Triple Threat classes enjoy the perk of enrolling prior to the general public, so space will be extremely limited.
How: Starting Monday, August 29, Enroll HERE any time through Friday, September 9, 2022, or until we reach our maximum capacity, whichever happens first. Once we receive your online enrollment, you will receive an invoice for tuition via email. Upon payment, your enrollment will be considered complete, and you will receive an email confirmation with more details. NOTE: Audition information is only available to enrolled students. You will receive those details in your confirmation email once we receive your tuition payment.
Where: All rehearsals will take place at Stage Center Studios at Grace, 9400 Ellerbe Road, until we move to Marjorie Lyons Playhouse to perform.
Cost: For grades 6-12 – $300.00 tuition, For grades 3-5 – $160.00 tuition due no later than September 9, 2022. Payment options & scholarships may be available – Contact us for more information. (One Official Show T-Shirt is included with tuition. There is a $75.00/pp costume fee. Each family will be responsible for buying or selling one program ad to celebrate and congratulate your child or business/event for $75.00. There will be digital and limited paper copies available.)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON OUR CORE VALUES: Before enrolling in our production class, please consider the following…
**You are agreeing to commit your child to the class’s production and schedule. At Stage Center’s SoPA we believe that a good process begets a good product. Every enrolled student will be required to audition as a part of this process. The audition is for the instructors to assess each student’s skill-level and vocal/physical type so that they can be placed in the role that best serves the production and our educational goals. We do not cast based on seniority within the company, nor do we pre-cast any role on student productions. The cast list will be posted during the second week of class. All students interested in our production classes are taught to show up with open minds and hearts, eager to have a life-enriching experience. We are not interested in working with students and families who are only seeking leading or featured roles. We teach that theater is about an ensemble coming together to tell a story, and every person involved has a vital role for it’s success. We allow each student to submit two absences during contract provided they are approved prior to the first class, and do not fall within two weeks of performances. We ask that you check below for dates and times before enrolling, so that the rehearsal schedule can be thoughtfully made with no last-minute hiccups/absences. If you are unsure about some conflicts with our schedule, please feel free to ask us so we can help you decide if it’s realistically something you have the time to make such a big commitment. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW AFTER COMPLETING ENROLLMENT.

A detailed schedule/call sheet will be issued no later than Thursday, September 15.
Two conflicts are allowed during contract, only if submitted by the deadline of Saturday, September 17.
NO CONFLICTS are allowed within two weeks of performances, this includes November 17 & November 26 thru December 4.

Enrollment & Timeline information

OPEN ENROLLMENT** | Monday, August 29 – Friday, September 9, 2022 (or until we reach capacity)
Thursday, September 15 | 5:00-6:00 (Cast Meeting), 6:00-7:00 (Mandatory New Parent Orientation/Addt’l T-shirt orders due), 7:00-7:30 Junior Theater Festival Informational Meeting
Saturday, September 17 | 2:00-5:00 (Audition workshop for enrolled students/Costume Fee Due)
**Enrollment will be capped once we reach our threshold, so sign up early!

THU, September 29 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, October 1 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, October 6 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
(No rehearsal on SAT, October 8 Due to Caddo Fall Break)

(No rehearsal on THU, October 13 Due to Caddo Fall Break)
SAT, October 15 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, October 20 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, October 22 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, October 27 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, October 29 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

THU, November 3 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, November 5 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (Program Ads/Payment Due)

THU, November 10 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
SAT, November 12 – 2:00pm-5:00pm

WEEK EIGHT (No Conflicts Allowed)
THU, November 17 – 5:00pm-7:00pm
(No rehearsal on SAT, November 19 Due to Thanksgiving Break)

WEEK NINE (No Conflicts Allowed)
(No rehearsal on THU, November 24 Due to Thanksgiving Break)
SAT, November 26 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (+Parent Venue Orientation at 1:00)
SUN, November 27 – 5:00pm-8:00pm (Tech I)

WEEK TEN (Production Week – No Conflicts Allowed)
MON, November 28 | 5:00pm-8:00pm (Tech II/Partial Dress)
TUE, November 29 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (First Dress)
WED, November 30 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Final Dress/SCOOPS Sneak Peek)
THU, December 1 | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Opening/Performance #1)
FRI, December 2 | 9:00am Call | TBA GO’s (School Sneak Peeks) | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Perf. #2)
SAT, December 3 | 1:00 Call, 2:00 Go (Perf. #3) | 5:00 Call, 6:00 Go (Perf. #4)
SUN, December 4 | 1:00 Call, 2:00 Go (Perf. #5)
+STRIKE/LOAD-OUT (Mandatory for all cast/crew members, and volunteer help is requested. Everyone should plan to be there from 3:30-7:30, or until we finish, whichever happens first)


“Shrek the Musical is sweet, big and extremely lovable.” – NEWSDAY

“Countless films of recent decades have set out to spin a gently subversive fairy tale with a contemporary edge, but few have succeeded as wildly as Shrek. Conjuring genuine enchantment without quaintness or treacly sentimentality, the 2001 movie enlivened its storybook traditions with rude humor, gleefully anachronistic pop-culture references and knockabout characters brimming with heart. That recipe remains largely intact in Shrek the Musical.” – VARIETY


Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward, so cast some bold, energetic young actors. Gender: any

He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer, but most importantly, snag a young man who is an excellent actor with comedic chops. Gender: male

She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy. Cast a girl who can do it all: act, sing and dance. This is a premiere role for an experienced performer with a loveable spirit. Gender: female

Young Fiona/Teen Fiona
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices. Gender: female

Lord Farquaad
A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, your very best comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly. Gender: male

A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” Cast an experienced performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character. Be sure to choose a performer who complements Shrek well as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick. Gender: male

A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Cast a performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice. Gender: female

Mama Ogre
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers. Gender: female
Papa Ogre
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers. Gender: male
Little Ogre
A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling. Gender: any

The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. Cast a young performer with a lot of personality who can sing well. Gender: male

The Three Little Pigs
 Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. It isn’t necessary that they look identical; focus on finding a fun and dynamic trio.
Gender: any

Ugly Duckling
He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a new performer.
Gender: male

The Three Bears
Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who have little performing experience but make a complementary group.
Gender: any

Wicked Witch
A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality, so find a performer who is up to the task.
Gender: female

Big Bad Wolf
He doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he’s a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood’s grandmother’s dressing gown. This is a fun role for a newcomer to the stage. Gender: any

A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. Find a performer with great energy. Gender: any

Peter Pan
The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Cast a boy (or girl, if you want to give a nod to the traditional theater casting) who will have fun physicalizing the character. Gender: any

Captain Of The Guard
This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn’t have to have a lot of stage experience; just be sure to cast somebody who has a big, booming voice and who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place. Gender: any

The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Cast young performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon. Gender: any

Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer. Gender: male

The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. Be sure to cast a diverse group of kids with lots of personality and different strengths. Your performers should be proficient singers but most importantly, great actors. Other standout ensemble roles include : The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical. Remind your actors that the story demands everyone jump on board as you create the hilarious and lovely world of Shrek The Musical JR. Gender: any