“Shrek the Musical” performances cancelled 

*In response to recent events—and in the best interest of our cast, crew, and audience members—we have decided to cancel all performances of "Shrek the Musical." The purchase price of "Shrek" tickets can be refunded through the Clayton Center Box Office, or patrons can donate their tickets as a tax-deductible gift in support of the College’s Theatre Department. Clayton Center Box Office staff will be contacting patrons holding tickets to the Shrek performance to process refunds in the upcoming days. We appreciate all of your support, and we hope to see you at future Maryville College Theatre productions.

MC Theatre Department to present “Shrek the Musical” March 27-29

Dec. 11, 2019

The Maryville College Theatre Department will present the musical fairy tale “Shrek the Musical” March 27-29, 2020.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. March 27 and 2 p.m. March 28-29 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (ages 60 and older), theatre alumni, area students (under 18) and college students with identification. MC students, faculty and staff are admitted free, although a printed ticket is required for admission. For tickets, please visit the Clayton Center Box Office online or call 865.981.8590. 

“Shrek the Musical,” based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and book by William Steig, was originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. The original book and lyrics are by David Lindsay-Abaire, and the music is by Jeanine Tesori.

The Maryville College production is directed by Doug James, and Melony Dodson is the musical director.

“Shrek the Musical” is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. With dazzling sets, whimsical puppetry, high energy dance numbers, and laughs by the minute, “Shrek the Musical” transforms the contemporary children’s book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all.

The musical follows grumpy, gruff, green ogre Shrek, who lives alone in his swamp. The world is fearful and mocking of him, and he is more than happy to leave the world to itself. Suddenly, his hermit existence is thrown open, when a group of homeless fairy tale characters — Pinocchio, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Little Pigs, and more — burst upon his swamp, seeking refuge from the persecution of the cruel, vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad. Shrek seeks out Farquaad, who offers him a deal: if Shrek rescues the Princess Fiona (whom Farquaad wishes to marry for her crown), then Farquaad will ensure the return of Shrek’s swamp by returning the fairy tale creatures to their homes.

In a desperate attempt to regain his swamp’s hermetic piece, Shrek enters the world for the first time in his life. He travels to Princess Fiona’s prison, rescues her from a fire-breathing dragon, and then – scariest of all – is forced to get to know the princess as he tries to bring her back to evil Farquaad. To the determinedly unsocial ogre’s dismay, Fiona is very different from what he expected a princess to be. She may even provoke Shrek’s most novel experience yet: love.

The cast includes:

Shrek: Justin Glinn
Donkey: David Hutto, Jr.
Fiona: Haylee Wilson
Teen Fiona/Fiona Body Double: Ashley Blair
Young Fiona: Millie Rochelle
Lord Farquaad/Papa Ogre: Jeremy Hall
Dragon/Mama Ogre: Hannah White
Baby Shrek/Grumpy the Dwarf: Andrew Simmons
King Harold: Matt Lyscas
Queen Lillian: Lisa Howard
Thelonious: Drew Hatcher
Bishop: Aaron Capps
Duloc Greeter: Dionysi Siopsis

Fairytale Creatures:
Gingy: Suzanna Dye
Pinocchio: Christopher Sullivan
Wicked Witch: Allison Parton
Queen of Hearts: Bailee Burleson
Mad Hatter: Dionysi Siopsis
White Rabbit: Gracie Ball
Tweedle Dee: Lisa Howard
Tweedle Dum: Riley Hamant
Peter Pan: Matt Lyscas
Fairy Godmother: Brittany Barthelmess
Sugar Plum Fairy: Micah Sharp
The Three Pigs: Cameron Freshour, Ryley Thames, Bleu Copas
Big Bad Wolf: Christopher Rodriguez
Mother Goose: Makayla Nance
Mama Pear: Kara Van Veghel
Papa Bear: Drew Hatcher
Baby Bear: Andrew Simmons
Ugly Duckling: Hudson Perrine
Elf: Savannah Spangler 

Guards:
Captain of the Guard: Aaron Capps
Cameron Freshour
Christopher Rodriguez
Ryley Thames
Dionysi Siopsis
Bleu Copas
Matt Lyscas
Drew Hatcher

Knights:
Drew Hatcher
Cameron Freshour
Christopher Rodriguez
Ryley Thames

Tap Dancing Mice:
Mouse King: Jeremy Hall
Pied Piper: Cameron Freshour
Lisa Howard
Kara Van Veghel
Micah Sharp
Mackenzie Strader
Brittany Barthelmess
Allison Parton

Skeletons:
Mackenzie Strader
Allison Parton
Suzanna Dye
Bailee Burleson 

Dragon Puppeteers:
Hudson Perrine
Matt Lyscas
Gracie Ball
Aaron Capps

Duloc Dancers:
Allison Parton
Brittany Barthelmess
Bailee Burleson
Cameron Freshour
Bleu Copas
Suzanna Dye
Gracie Ball
Mackenzie Strader


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