Shrek: The Musical turns fairy tales upside down at Skyline High School

Luke Renken stars as Shrek in “Shrek: the Musical” at Skyline High School. Photo by Lisa Gavan.

“Shrek: The Musical,” based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage at Skyline High School this April.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, 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. 

Performances are Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, $5 for children 10 and under. Special VIP tickets are available for $25. Advance reservations are available at and will also be available at the door.

“Shrek: The Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone, featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery.

The cast is made up of Skyline Theatre students Luke Renken, Amanda Wilhoit, Jennie Rupp, Savanna Cowley, Matt Rupp, Caleb Hemstra, Marina Dauer, Gabe Hill, Daniel Kennedy, Lydia Hall, Alex Tistle, Lilly Knopp, Makayla Franklin, Heavyn Dyer-Jones, Elena Schroeder, Nate Fison, Andrew Lafferty, Lauryn Perkins, Sophie Reznick, Clare de Vries, Makayla Klein, Ally Lawson, Dan Kennedy, Chloe Durkee, Jalen Steudle, Tessa Wilson, Hannah Connell, Grant Hoover, Evie Glaves, Laila Krugman, Mack Lieberman, and Aiva Zoldan.

Donkey (Savanna Cowley) is caught in the embrace of the dragon (Makayla Franklin). But is it danger or is it love? Photo by Lisa Gavan.

Anne-Marie Roberts directs David Lindsay-Abaire’s and Jeanine Tesori’s musical, which is based on the 2001 film. Music direction is by Andrea Cowper, vocal direction by Brian Rose, technical direction by Jessica Irvine. Assistant director is Brodie H. Brockie.

Pinocchio (Nate Frison) is one of the many familiar fairytale characters who finds himself evicted from his happily ever after in Shrek: The Musical. Photo by Lisa Gavan.



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1 Comment

  1. It’s so sad the article doesn’t mention the student names of the amazingly talented set and makeup crew working under the technical direction of Jessica Irvine! They have been working so hard (and many long hours) on the costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and sets. Thanks Jessica for all your support!!

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