Chicago, IL – Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents Shrek the Musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Shrek the Musical runs April 30 – June 13, 2020, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.
“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! Theatre for Young Audiences productions are 60 minutes with no intermission.
The creative team includes Scott Calcagno (Director), Ericka Mac (Choreographer), Alex Newkirk (Music Director), Daniel Friedman (Lighting Designer), Jen Whittington (Costume Coordinator), and Cassy Schillo (Properties and Scenic Design).
Tickets for Drury Lane Theatre’s productions are available by calling the Box Office at (630) 530-0111 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or by visiting DruryLaneTheatre.com.
Fact Sheet/Shrek the Musical
Title: Shrek the Musical
Music by: Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Originally Produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Creative Team: Scott Calcagno (Director), Ericka Mac (Choreographer), Alex Newkirk (Music Director), Daniel Friedman (Lighting Designer), Jen Whittington (Costume Coordinator), and Cassy Schillo (Properties and Scenic Design).
Dates: April 30 – June 13, 2020
Schedule: Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Fridays at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Saturdays at 12:00 PM
Performance: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 7:00 PM
Location: Drury Lane Theatre at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace
Tickets: $25 for single tickets
$20 for Drury Lane subscribers
$15 for groups of 15 or more
Box Office: 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 530-0111, TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit DruryLaneTheatre.com
About Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences
Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences features exceptional children’s programming throughout the year. We are dedicated to reaching young audiences with entertaining, educational, and theatrical programming that engages and inspires children of all ages. Our Theatre for Young Audiences presents both classic kid-friendly productions and new works.
Season and Subscription Information
The Regional Premiere of the beautifully captivating Gershwin musical An American in Paris (January 31 – March 29, 2020) concludes Drury Lane’s 2019/2020 Season.
Drury Lane Theatre’s 2020/2021 Season runs April 2020-March 2021 and includes two Tony Award-winning musicals—the unforgettable Evita, based on the life of Argentinian First Lady Eva Perón, and the treasured Rogers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. Drury Lane’s 66th season also includes the empowering tale of female friendship Steel Magnolias; Forever Plaid, an ode to the best of the 1950’s; and the family-friendly dance spectacular Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. Subscription packages including all five spectacular productions start at only $170 and are on sale now. Subscribers also receive priority seating, dedicated theatre entrances, and a 20% discount on all food at the onsite Lucille Restaurant. For more information, visit DruryLaneTheatre.com/
The performance schedule for the 2020/2021 Season is as follows: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Student group tickets start as low as $40 and Senior Citizens receive discounts for weekday matinees. On-site dining is available at Lucille Restaurant with convenient pre-show or post-show prix fixe menus. For individual ticket on-sale dates and ticket reservations, call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at (630) 530-0111 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit DruryLaneTheatre.com. To book a group of 15 or more, call Group Services at (630) 530-7272 or email Groups@DruryLane.com.
About Drury Lane Theatre
Built from scratch. Built in Oakbrook. Built for you.
Founded by Anthony DeSantis over 60 years ago, Drury Lane remains a family-run organization under the leadership of President Kyle DeSantis. Drury Lane Theatre continues as a major force in the Chicagoland theatre scene, producing world-class theatre in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading actors, directors, and creative minds. Drury Lane Theatre produces the highest quality theatrical experience that immerses and supports our artists and audiences in the exploration of what it means to be human and to experience the transcending power of the performing and visual arts. Drury Lane strives to create an environment in which every individual or group is welcomed, respected, supported, valued and able to fully experience and participate in this transformative art form.
The theatre has staged more than 2,000 productions and has been nominated for over 360 Joseph Jefferson Awards. Drury Lane proudly employs thousands of professional actors, musicians, designers, and crew members to entertain upwards of nine million audience members and counting.