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Shrek the Musical

Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Book and Lyrics by Music by
David Lindsay-Abaire
Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by
DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

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.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.


  • Audition Info
  • Staff
  • 2017 Intern Information

Auditions June 12,13
Callbacks June 14

Performances August 3, 4, 5

Artistic Director – Adam Schuler

Music Director – Samantha Prindiville

Choreographer – Danielle Godjikian

Production Manager – Ali Butts

Program Coordinators – Melanie Patterson and Monica Bruno

Assistants – Cian Murphy, Kali Patterson, Lauren Abramson, Grace Konstanty and Ashley DiBella

WRYT Summer 2017- Intern Application

Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre is a six week summer camp for students going into 5th to 9th grade. This program focuses on all aspects of theatre, giving each and every student an opportunity to explore the arts, learn and grow. WRYT is thrilled to have our intern program back for Summer 2017.The WRYT intern program is a great “next step” for those who are too old to participate in the program, while providing the training and experience to possibly move into staff positions. It is vital for the program’s continuation that this program is a success. We are seeking motivated individuals (grade nine or higher) to come on board in leadership roles serving as student interns. Though an unpaid position, Interns receive hands-on theatrical training from a skilled staff and are expected to serve in leadership positions. Interning is also a great extra-curricular activity, community service and an impressive resume booster!

WRYT meets Monday- Friday (Camp hours 8a-2p, staff hours 7:30a-2:30p) starting June 26th and concluding in four performances the weekend of August 3rd. Interns are asked to be at camp daily, though with prior notification of conflicts, interns will be permitted to miss up to three camp days. Interns are also asked to assist with auditions that are scheduled for June 12th & 13th with callbacks on the 14th. In addition to normal hours there are also a number of outside of camp events which interns are encouraged and asked to attend (including fundraisers, set painting and construction, special events, tech weekend, etc.).