Cincinnati Music Theatre Brings SHREK The Musical to the Aronoff

CMT_Shrek the Musical logoCINCINNATI, OH – Downtown’s community theatre, Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT), invites you to join them as they proudly present SHREK THE MUSICAL, running May 12th through May 20th , at the Aronoff Center for the Arts’ intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater (see full performance schedule below).

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 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.

The cast features Joey Schnell in the title role of Shrek, with Katelyn Reid as Princess Fiona, Matt Santeler as Donkey, Brett Parr as Lord Farquaad, and Brad Baldwin as Pinocchio. The extensive ensemble of fairytale characters includes Clayton Abbott, Christian Arias, Kevin Bell, Natasha Boeckmann, Adrianna Boris, Megan Carlson, Brooke Chamberlin, Anna Dudley, Donny Elkins, Laurel Ellis, Karen Galliers, Cody Hendershot, Lukas Hummeldorf, Chuck Ingram, Liz Koch, Jay Louden, Katie McCarthy, Benny Mitchell, Erin Russell, Kristen Schisler, Beth Schnell, McLean Strickland, Lori Valentine, Jack Williams, Megan Williams, and Aubrey Wilson.

SHREK THE MUSICAL is directed by Lizanne Ingram and produced by Kathy Beiting and Chad DeMatteis. Jerry Wiesenhahn choreographs our fairytale, with Karen Galliers stepping in for tap choreography. Musical director Charlie Wilhelm and vocal director Kate Mock Elliot are in charge of bringing the fantastical score to life. SHREK THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Tickets are $24.00 for adults and $20.00 for students, seniors, and military, and groups of 15 or more, and may be purchased online at or, the Aronoff Center Ticket Office, or (513) 621-ARTS [2787].

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SHREK Performance Schedule

  • Friday, May 12th , 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Thursday, May 18th, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 19th, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 7:30pm

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