Thursday, September 19, 2013


Based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks Motion Animation Picture and book by William Steig
Music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Stephen L. Fredericks, The Growing Stage’s Executive Director
Musical direction by Laura Petrie
Choreography by Jillian Petrie

WHEN: September 27 through October 27 with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM
Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey
ADMISSION: FUN-tastic Fridays with all tickets $15! Saturday and Sunday tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors.
To place your reservation, please contact the Growing Stage Box Office at 973.347.4946 or e-mail
Group rates and Birthday Party packages are available.

SHREK THE MUSICAL, is the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre come to dazzling new life on our stage! Featuring those cheeky characters from the faraway kingdom: the feisty Fiona, a donkey who talks a mile a minute, a cookie with attitude and, of course, our big green hero, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all fun for everyone!

SHREK THE MUSICAL features the talents of eight professional equity performers in the cast. Tommy J. Dose of Long Island City, NY makes his Growing Stage debut in the title role of Shrek. Emily Cara Portune of Jersey City, who recently played the role of Pinkalicious, returns to our stage as Princess Fiona; Brandon Lavon Hightower of Jersey City and Jason Scott Quinn of Madison portray Donkey and Lord Farquaad. Also in the cast are Becky Nitka of Long Valley as Pinocchio & Gingy, Lori B. Lawrence of Hackettstown as the Wicked Witch & Shrek’s Mother, Peter Quentin Smith of Stanhope as Captain of the Guards & Shrek’s Father and Ann-Marie Sepe of Newton as Dragon-ette & Blind Mouse. In total, there’s a cast of 28 professional and local artists performing in this production.

Enhance your SHREK THE MUSICAL experience with Pre and Post-Show activities. Join us on Fridays October 4th, 18th and 25th for post-show talkback sessions. Plus, on Saturday, October 26th at 2:45 PM, take part in a dance workshop led by choreographer Jillian Petrie. An additional fee and reservations are required for the dance workshop.