Shrek The Musical

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Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres

Shrek The Musical

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 02 February - 17 February 2018
Category Live Event

Australian Premiere – Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig

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.

Dates & Times:
Friday 2 February at 11am (Preview) & 7.30pm (Opening Night)
Saturday 3 February at 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 4 February at 3pm
Wednesday 7 February at 7.30pm
Thursday 8 February at 7.30pm
Friday 9 February at 7.30pm
Saturday 10 February at 2pm (Audio Described and Tactile Tour – bookings essential) & 7.30pm (Audio Described) – Limited seats
Sunday 11 February at 11am – Limited Seats & 4pm – Limited seats
Wednesday 14 Febraury at 7.30pm (Valentine’s Day) – Best available seats
Thursday 15 February at 7.30pm – Best available seats
Friday 16 February at 7.30pm (Auslan Interpreted Seats – allocation exhausted) – Limited seats
Saturday 17 February at 2pm – Limited seats & 7.30pm – Limited seats

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford

Production Team

Director Jessica Fallico & Craig Stewart
Musical Director Peter Hayward
Choreographer Sophie Gospodarczyk
Set Designer Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer Sean Clarke
Sound Designer David Grigg
Costume Designer Audrey Currie
Make-up Co-ordinator Karen Lamont-Barnett
Stage Manager Jordan Vassallo
Assistant Musical Director Jayne Hamilton
Assistant Choreographer Sisco
Props Co-ordinator Wendy Walker
Dialect Consultant Jennifer White
Publicist Laura May Creative


Jay Laga’aia as Shrek
Luke Joslin as Lord Farquaad
Mikayla Williams as Princess Fiona
Nat Jobe as Donkey

Ensemble Mark Andres, Chloe Angel, Cameron Bajraktarevic-Hayward, Keira Bellifemine, Jacqueline Bramwell, Laura Bunting, Thomas Bunting, Georgia Burley, Austin Burrows, Levi Burrows, Maddison Burton, Sophy Carol, David Collins, Sarah Currie, Anastasia Denton, Corey Dohmen, Josh Dormor, Paul Duncan, Sally Elphick, Noah Godsell, Stephanie Gray, Hannah Mackay, Haji Myrteza, Alexis O’Donnell, Faith Oosthuizen, Ally Palmer, Michael Payer, Alexander Perritt, Josh Ridge, Jacinta Robertson, Chloe Rosenberg, Katelyn Ryan, Jessica Sheather, Emily Simmons, Megan Stack, Isabella Taylor, Rachael Thompson, Abby van Balkom, Katia van Hilten, Megan Walshe, Simon Ward, Thomas Weaver, Ella Whelan, Josh Williams, Bridget Woolnough, Jeremy Zalewski

Production Images Grant Leslie Photography


What a fantastic show with a great cast! We absolutely loved the show, great work again Mikayla we just love watching you on stage, you rock!” Kim Pardey on Facebook

Great opening night! Loved it!” Susan Cassar on Facebook

Extremely good show. Loved it.” Michelle Hillyer on Facebook

My family and I attended the opening night of Shrek! Fantastic! The portrayal of the Story was terrific and the performance of the cast was outstanding. The dragon was especially clever. 10/10 Team!” Cathie-Lee Portelli on Facebook

Chookas to all for opening night. Enjoy every accolade, watched preview and you have a fabulous,fun,show. The fart song particularly appealed to some young boys aged about 7. Such a joy to see them completely hysterical with laughter. I’m sure they were going to practice on Mum on the way home. Congratulations all, loved it.” Donna Fitzgerald on Facebook

Great production and even better performances. Lord Farquaad worth the price of admission alone. Great work Packemin keep the shows coming.” Matt Pace on Facebook

Hugely entertaining and just so much fun. We loved last night’s show! Congratulations Packemin!!” Jo Young on Facebook


A fabulous afternoon or night out for young and young at heart audiences. Amusing on many levels and holding important messages of acceptance and inclusion in a world so often plagued by prejudice, this is heart-warming and hilarious.” Broadway World Sydney.
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The standout of the show is definitely Luke Joslin as Lord Farquaad. His comedy chops are wonderfully presented, with hilarious ad-lib moments that peaks the interest of the adult audience members. Both of his musical numbers are both sung terrifically and injected with a hint of evil villian.

If you loved the original movie, if you love a good song and dance, and if you’ve got kids – this show is definitely for you! I give this show 4/5 stars.” Susanna Danielle
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Ticket Prices

Preview Adult $49
Preview Member $44
Preview Groups 10+ $47
Fri/Sat/Sun Adult $55
Fri/Sat/Sun Concession $50
Fri/Sat/Sun Member Adult $50
Fri/Sat/Sun Member Concession $45
Fri/Sat/Sun Groups 10+ $50
Wed/Thurs Adult $52
Wed/Thurs Concession $47
Wed/Thurs Member Adult $47
Wed/Thurs Member Concession $42
Wed/Thurs Groups 10+ $47
School Students Preview Only $35

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