Oswego Children’s Theater’s ‘Shrek the Musical’ Opens July 11

The Oswego Children’s Theater latest production of “Shrek the Musical” is set to open July 11 at the New Haven Congregational Church, Route 104 East.

“Shrek the Musical” is based on the 2001 DreamWorks animated film “Shrek” and follows the adventures of a cantankerous Ogre named Shrek, his friend a talking donkey and the beautiful princess Fiona.

Pictured at a recent rehearsal is director Lyndsie Lee  Mosher and cast members.
Pictured at a recent rehearsal is director Lyndsie Lee Mosher and cast members.

The production features a huge cast of area youth including Doug Schneider in the role of Shrek, Leah Mullen as Fiona, Catrina Edwards as Donkey, Ryan Smith as Lord Farquad, and Caroline Gray as the Dragon.

Other cast members include Ethan Cliff as Little Shrek, Audrey Donavan as Pig #1 Arianna Jones as a Bunny, Abigail Lareau as the Pig #2, Madeline Loomis as Teen Fiona, Maya Loomis as the Shoemaker’s Elf, Tegan Margrey as Alice in Wonderland, Mason Margrey as Dumbo, Baxter Mason as Pinocchio, Zander Mason as the Ugly Duckling, Grace Mason as Young Fiona, Ashley Mills as The Sugar Plum Fairy, Odin Mosher as the Dish with the Spoon, Megan Murtha as The Fairy Godmother, Ella Shambo as the Pied Piper, Issac Shambo as Grumpy the Dwarf, Tate Shambo as Puss-n-Boots, Julianna Smith as Gingy, Gregory Thomas as the Cow who jumped over the moon, and Faith Washington as the Wicked Witch.

In addition the supporting cast appears in multiple other roles as townspeople, guards and various fairy tale characters.

“Shrek the Musical” was adapted for the stage by David Lyndsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics, with music by Jeanine Tesori.

The show is directed by Lyndsie Lee Jones with music director Kenneth C Jones, assisted by Dan Williams and Wayne A Mosher Jr.

The show is produced By Kelly Mosher, who will also design costumes assisted by with Florence Ross.

Abby Field will act as stage manger assisted by Faith Washington. Makeup designers will be Amanda Mosher and Angela Thomas.

TJ Pospesel and Adam Thompson will assist with the lights.

“Shrek the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International.

The production is slated to be performed July 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on July 13, 19 and 20, at 2 p.m.

All performances will be in the theater space at the New Haven Congregational Church, located on State Route 104 East between Oswego and Mexico.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

For reservations and more information call 315-342-5265 or email [email protected]