Set Design | Projection Design | Scenic Painting
Book and Lyrics: DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE, Music: JEANINE TESORI
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 (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) 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.
Production: Actor's Youth Theatre - performed at ZAO Theatre
Director: Stephen Hohendorf-Parnell
Choreographer: Stephanie Coffelt
Music Directors: Elise Stoffer
Nominee - Arizoni 2022 - Best Scenic Design
Winner - Arizoni 2022 - Best Overal Production - Youth Musical
Dicertor Stephen Hohendorf-Parnell asked for the stage to look like a bookshelf filled with storybooks featuring fairytale characters. We painted countless foam book spines and had a blast adding an array of characters to them.
The Zao stage was very wide and featured three large screens for projections. This provided a wonderful opportunity to amplify the storytelling and extend the visual set space.