Connect Theatre presents Dreamworks Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL
Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford
May 5, 2022 to May 15, 2022
Dundas Baptist Church – 201 Governors Rd, Dundas, ON
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at https://www.connecttheatre.com/tickets
Connect Theatre is excited to present Shrek The Musical. Returning from a two year break due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our creative team are thrilled to bring musical theatre back to Dundas and the greater Hamilton Community.
Based on the 2001 Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animated 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.
Connect Theatre’s production of Shrek The Musical stars Nicholas Paolone as Shrek, Joelle Hynes and Molly Taylor as Fiona, Kobe Banks as Donkey, Lennox Maximus as Lord Farquaad, Nydia Ramos and Tanya Bell as Dragon, Giselle Magie and Jordi Banks as Gingy, Layne Mckellar and Ciara Kinsella as Pinocchio with an Ensemble of twelve young performers that includes Kaitlyn Bell, Abby Bishop, Francesca Boffa , Sarah Chadwick, Victoria Finnigan, Rhys Gupta, Adelaide Hunking, Nicholas Jessup, Tilly Loaker, Josh Madill, Sophie Mills and Hailey Ough.
Connect Theatre’s production of Shrek The Musical is produced by Paula Penton and Mariah Loaker; directed by Paula Penton; with musical direction by Christopher Bee; choreography by Mariah Loaker, Jordi Banks and Taylor Frisina, stage management by Darren Green, sets and construction by Valeria Milostivyi, Rob Taylor, Julia Gupta, Bria Darke, and Ron Tidgwell, Costumes by Pamela Blackwood-Marques, Lighting and Sound by Brian Junaid, with stage crew assistance from Briana Szigeti-Jonasson.
All attendees are required to wear a face covering and show proof of double vaccination if over the age of 12. Capacity limits and physical distancing measures have been put into place to ensure the safety of our actors and audience members.
When a green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been besieged with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to persuade Farquaad to give Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek, an ugly ogre, begin to fall in love with the lovely princess, but Fiona is also hiding a huge secret.
Connect Theatre puts on high quality musical theatre performances, while providing a safe space for young theatre artists to build relationships, grow their self-confidence and hone their craft. By providing youth the opportunity to engage in the creative process, we can effectively support them as they develop skills for excellence in self and community. Each year we host a full-scale musical. Connect Theatre was founded in 2017 and has produced four successful musicals including 13 The Musical, Footloose, Guys and Dolls, and Mamma Mia. This year Connect Theatre is excited to present Shrek The Musical at Dundas Baptist Church. Connect Theatre believes in passion, fun, and fantastic youth theatre.
A special thanks to our Sponsors Hamilton Community Foundation, Long & McQuade, AVTek Productions and Dundas Baptist Church.