The Children’s Theatre of Virginia Brings the Regional Premiere of Shrek, The Musical to the Richmond Stage

SHREK-Online-Ad-270x140Virginia Repertory Theatre opens their biggest show in the Children’s season, Shrek, The Musical on Friday, March 14th at the Children’s Theatre of Virginia at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive.  The show will run through April 27, 2014 and is based on the Academy Award-winning film, Shrek.  With book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, the timeless fairytale of rescued damsel in distress takes many fun and quirky twists as the green and stinky swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love.

Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo will delight audiences young and old.  Visit this YouTube video and watch Jason, as the beloved main character, come to life!

The show lasts about two hours with intermission and is best enjoyed by children 5 years and older.

Ticket Information
Box Office 804-282-2620
Full Price Tickets: $30
Discounted Group Rates available.

Student matinees are available through April 25 and will take place at 10:30 a.m.

Direction & Design
Direction Robin Arthur
Set Design Brian C. Baker
Lighting Design Lynne M. Hartman+
Costume Design Elizabeth Weiss Hopper
Music Director Sandy Dacus
Stage Management Wendy Vandergrift

Cast List
Shrek Jason Marks*
Donkey Ronnie Brown
Fiona Aly Wepplo
Lord Farquaad Robert King
Pinnochio Matt Shofner
Young Fiona Ellie Wilson
Teen Fiona Hanna Clinton

Ensemble Brianne Chin, Keydron Dunn, Brent Gallahan, Ashlee
Heyward, Audra Honaker, David Janeski, Carolyn
Meade, Sara Meinhofer, Todd Patterson, Mark
Persinger, Joe Winters, Hannah Zold

+Member of USA United Scenic Artists: local 829

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage
managers in the U.S.A.

Full bios can be found at

About Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Repertory Theatre, located in Richmond, VA, combines the talents and strengths of two nonprofit companies that shared facilities, resources, and management teams for over a decade. Now the heritages of Barksdale Theatre (founded in 1953)
and Theatre IV (founded in 1975) live on in their new form, as Central Virginia’s leading professional theatre company. Virginia Rep presents national caliber productions of the great dramas, comedies, and musicals including classics, contemporary works, and
world premieres, always seeking to demonstrate the unique power of theatre to engage, enthrall, educate, and inspire. Productions are staged at four distinct venues: the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre and Theatre Gym at the downtown Virginia Rep
Center, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre of Virginia located at Willow Lawn, and Virginia Rep’s Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.