Mainstage Show: SHREK THE MUSICAL – professional, all-ages (Summer 2018)

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. The tuneful, creative musical score includes songs like “Story of My Life,” “Freak Flag” “Big, Bright Beautiful World,” and “I’m A Believer.” This twisted fairy tale 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.
DIRECTED BY: Jerry R. Soria-Foust | MUSIC DIRECTOR: Matt Salvo | CHOREOGRAPHER: Jenna Schoppe
Windy City Performs presents a mainstage season of soul-stirring plays and musicals designed to appeal to all ages. Most of our Mainstage season productions feature professional actors and auditioned youth and teens.
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 @ 2pm & 6pm
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 @ 7pm
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 @ 2pm & 6pm
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 @ 7pm
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 @ 2pm & 6pm
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 @ 7pm
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 2pm & 6pm
$29.50 for adults (18 & up) $19.50 for youth (17 & under)
*Plus a $1.50 per ticket fee for our Theatre Improvement Fund to support continued renovations and improvements to our performance home. *Note: Our shows often sell-out in advance. There is no guarantee walk-up seats will be available.

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This show is performed by a cast of over 30. The cast includes 14 of Chicago’s most dynamic professional actors, plus an ensemble of auditioned youth and teens. The show is great for all ages, but recommended for ages 5 & up. The show runs 2 hour, 30 minutes with a 10 minute intermission.