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Wellesley Players presents Shrek the Musical, January 13-22

Shrek: The Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Director & Choreographer – Julia Fiske
Music Director – Shawn Gelzleichter
Assistant Director – Emily Earle
Stage Managers – Vicki Brussard and Jean MacFarland
Producers – Steven Casolaro, Cathy Spear and Diana Zito

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, January 13-22; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm, and an extra Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM on January 21! Performances will be held in the Mosesian Theater in the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA.

All of the ingredients for a delicious family theatre experience are mixed into this gem of a musical, SHREK! the Musical. Start with a brilliant recipe by directors, Julia Deter and Shawn Gelzleichter, and fold in an all star cast of Greater Boston’s sauciest. Blend in a cracker jack production team and garnish with fluffy costumes and lighting. Whip them into an acclaimed presentation at the beautiful state of the art Mosesian Theater and you’re cookin’! This promises to be a sensory feast bar none.

With music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People), this ‘once upon a time’ mythical musical tells the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Unexpectedly, a gang of spicy, homeless fairy tale characters (Pinocchio, Sugar Plum Fairy, the Three Pigs) raid his sanctuary saying they’ve been evicted by the zesty Lord Farquaad. So Shrek and Farquaad strike a deal.

Buy your tickets to find out what it includes! Clue: there is a pretty princess involved; equal parts appealing, unique and strange.

Shrek is a clever, heart warming, feisty, enchanting, creative, energetic mixture of sheer ambrosia topped with outrageous choreography. Relevant themes of today marinate throughout: there IS beauty in our differences. Do not miss this midwinter caramelized nutty night. And as you savor the experience, you will depart with the sweetest palette. Make your reservations now for the luscious SHREK the Musical @

Shrek Anthony Pires
Donkey Tim McShea
Fiona Angela Richardson
Farquaad David Rodrigues
Dragon Chantel Deane
Teen Fiona Izzy Scampoli
Young Fiona Elsa Conway
Mama Ogre Barbara Pierre
Papa Ogre/Grumpy Elliot Raff
Pinocchio/Ens. Alicia Powell
Shoemaker’s Elf/Ens. Alexa Wang
Peter Pan/Knight/Ens. Shane Hennessey
Wolf/Thelonius/Knight Brian Bakofen
Sugar Plum/Ens. Alix Bigley
Gingy/Ens. Megan Bergeron
Witch Jocelyn Hesse
Papa Bear Jaimee Banks
Mama Bear Jennifer McDonald
Baby Bear Elizabeth Hassett
3 Little Pigs/Ens. Susan Rubin
3 LittlePigs Kaila Frymire
3 LittlePigs Rachel Baril
3 Blind Mice/Ens. Karla Lang
3 Blind Mice/Ens./Queen Lilian Vanessa Calantropo
3 Blind Mice/Ens./Dance Capt. Katie Iafolla
White Rabbit/King Harold/Knight Justin Silvestri
Fairy Godmother/Ens. Corey Exline
Mad Hatter/Capt. of the Guard/Ens. Nick LaPete
Humpty Dumpty/Ens. Nicole O’Keeffe
Ugly Duckling Georgia Ladd
Pied Piper/Knight/Ens Danny Ferro
Little Red/Ens Cara Guappone