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M E S S AG E F R O M T H E P R E S I D E N T Greetings! Welcome to The Milwaukee Theatre, and to Shrek The Musical, the signature presentation in our 2011-12 season of great Broadway shows. After four blockbuster features, eight short films and two spin-off movies, Shrek hardly needs introduction, but you will be amazed at how seamlessly and effectively the characters and story move to the stage from their digital origins on-screen. Winner of the 2009 Tony® for Costume Design and nominated for seven other Tony Awards, Shrek The Musical is the kind of show that reminds adults and educates new generations about the unparalleled magic of a live theatrical performance. It also happens to be hilarious, and we promise you will be thoroughly entertained! We are presenting Shrek as part of our commitment to bringing family-oriented and family-friendly entertainment to the people of southeastern Wisconsin. It has not escaped our notice that families are, by and large, our most loyal audience members, returning again and again for all kinds of entertainment from televisionbased children’s shows to family-friendly concerts, Broadway productions and onstage spectaculars. Naturally we are always looking to broaden our audience, but aim to continue serving families, and thank you for your support. The final show in our 2011-12 season will be 2008 Tony Award® “Best Musical” In The Heights, a heartwarming tale of family, community, chasing dreams and finding one’s true self, with three performances, May 4 & 5. In The Heights also won Tonys for its music, lyrics and choreography; dance fans – including followers of the many dance competitions on TV – will be especially impressed, and it is a terrific show all around. We are also looking forward to hosting comedian Daniel Tosh for two shows on April 20, and musical icon Barry Manilow on August 4, both in the Milwaukee Theatre. Old-school hip-hop pioneers New Edition are coming to the U.S. Cellular Arena on June 8, and the Brewcity Bruisers roller derby league is back at the Arena for Semifinal competition on April 14, Championships on May 5, and to host the 2012 Midwest Brewhaha Regional Tournament, June 2-3. Thank you for joining us for this show! We hope you will have a wonderful experience, and invite you to tell your family and friends about our shows and the Milwaukee Theatre; we hope you will return for many more events in the future! Sincerely,

Richard A. Geyer, President & CEO Wisconsin Center District The Milwaukee Theatre Historic Elegance, World Class Performances

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Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig

Book and Lyrics by

Music by

DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

JEANINE TESORI

LUKAS POOST

LIZ SHIVENER

WITH ANDRÉ JORDAN

MERRITT DAVID JANES

WILLIE DEE LAUREN DEVINE ERIN EDELLE ANNIE FITCH IAN FRAZIER MARA GABRIELLE SUSAN LEILANI GEAROU NADIA JEWEL SCHUYLER MIDGETT LYONEL RENEAU RYAN RUBEK LAURA SMITH ADAM STEINER ERIN SULLIVAN CHASE TODD MAGGIE TOMPKINS SARAH TRANCHINA RYAN EVERETT WOOD CHRIS WOODS LUKE YELLIN

Original Scenic & Costume Design TIM HATLEY

Scenic Design Adapter Costume Coordinator JAMES KRONZER AUSTIN K. SANDERSON

Sound Design SHANNON SLATON

Hair/Wig Design DAVID BRIAN-BROWN

Make-Up Design NAOMI DONNE

Lighting Design PAUL MILLER Puppet Design TIM HATLEY

Dance Arrangements MATTHEW SKLAR

Associate Orchestrator JOHN CLANCY

Incidental Music Arrangements TIM WEIL

Music Coordinator JOHN MEZZIO

Vocal Arrangements

Music Director

JEANINE TESORI & TIM WEIL

KEVIN CASEY

Casting

Company Manager

Production Stage Manager

BOB CLINE CASTING

KRISTIN STEWART

CAROLINE WALKER

Production Manager JASON JUENKER

General Management KIM REITER GENTRY & ASSOCIATES

Executive Producer DANI DAVIS

Orchestrations DANNY TROOB Choreography Recreated by CHRIS BAILEY Original Choreography JOSH PRINCE Tour Directed by STEPHEN SPOSITO

Original National Tour Production Directed by JASON MOORE & ROB ASHFORD Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions Original cast album available on Decca Records www.ShrekTheMusical.com Shrek the Musical 3


CAST (in

alphabetical order)

Papa Bear, u/s Donkey................................................................................................ WILLIE DEE Ugly Duckling, u/s Princess Fiona........................................................................ANNIE FITCH Witch.......................................................................................................SUSAN LEILANI GEAROU Mama Ogre, Mama Bear, Dragon......................................................................... ERIN EDELLE Lord Farquaad........................................................................................ MERRITT DAVID JANES Donkey................................................................................................................... ANDRÉ JORDAN Young Fiona/Young Shrek, Dwarf..................................................................... NADIA JEWEL Young Fiona/Young Shrek, Dwarf..........................................................MAGGIE TOMPKINS Sugar Plum, Gingy, Teen Fiona...............................................................SCHUYLER MIDGETT Shrek........................................................................................................................... LUKAS POOST Pig, u/s Donkey....................................................................................................LYONEL RENEAU Princess Fiona............................................................................................................LIZ SHIVENER Papa Ogre, Big Bad Wolf, u/s Shrek................................................................ ADAM STEINER Fairy Godmother, u/s Princess Fiona..............................................................ERIN SULLIVAN Peter Pan..................................................................................................................... CHASE TODD Shoemaker’s Elf............................................................................................ SARAH TRANCHINA Baby Bear.............................................................................................................. LAUREN DEVINE Pig, u/s Shrek, u/s Lord Farquaad...................................................... RYAN EVERETT WOOD Pig, u/s Lord Farquaad......................................................................................... CHRIS WOODS Pinocchio.......................................................................................................................LUKE YELLIN UNDERSTUDIES For Shrek – ADAM STEINER, RYAN EVERETT WOOD For Princess Fiona – ANNIE FITCH, ERIN SULLIVAN For Donkey – WILLIE DEE, LYONEL RENEAU For Lord Farquaad – CHRIS WOODS, RYAN EVERETT WOOD SWINGS IAN FRAZIER, MARA GABRIELLE, RYAN RUBEK, LAURA SMITH DANCE CAPTAIN LAURA SMITH

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 “Big Bright Beautiful World” “Story of My Life” “The Goodbye Song” “Don’t Let Me Go” “Welcome to Duloc”* “What’s Up, Duloc?” “I Know it’s Today” “Travel Song” “Forever” “This Is How A Dream Comes True” “Who I’d Be” ACT II “Morning Person” “I Think I Got You Beat” “The Ballad of Farquaad” “Make a Move” “When Words Fail” “Morning Person” (Reprise) “Freak Flag” “Big Bright Beautiful World” (Reprise) “This Is Our Story” “I’m A Believer” * “Welcome to Duloc” (2001) Music by Mike Himelstein, Lyrics by Eric Darnell SHREK THE MUSICAL ORCHESTRA Conductor/Keyboard—Kevin Casey Asst. conductor/Keyboard 2—Danny White Guitar/Violin­—Michael Karcher Reed 1—Mike Livingston Reed 2—Chris Widomski Trumpet—Chris Imhoff French horn—Everett Burns Trombone—James Yardley Drums—Jeffrey Roberts THERE WILL BE ONE 20-MINUTE INTERMISSION

The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.

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BIOGR APHIES LUKAS POOST (Shrek) Favorite credits include: The Crucible (Reverend Hale), The Seagull (Trigorin), Curtains (Aaron Fox), and Bat Boy (Bud). Graduate of The Brind School at University of the Arts. Hails from Wyalusing, PA. Rise to the Joy! www..LukasPoost.com LIZ SHIVENER (Princess Fiona) is blessed to be on the road again! She was most recently seen as Belle in the Networks National Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Otterbein University. Many thanks to friends, the best family on the planet, and Jim at bloc. All her love to Steve, the man she can’t wait to marry. ANDRÉ JORDAN (Donkey) is beyond stoked to be a part of Shrek. Tours: Legally Blonde (Carlos). Other credits include Rent, Aida, See What I Wanna See and Toy Story the Musical (Original Cast). He thanks God for all his blessings. Hi Mom! MERRITT DAVID JANES (Lord Farquaad) UMaine and Circle in the Square graduate from Colchester, VT. National Tours: Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), The Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart). Regional: Little Shop... (The Dentist), Two Gentleman of Verona (The Duke), Grease (Danny), Works of Shakespeare Abridged (Adam). Performed at Carnegie Hall, Bway’s Beacon Theatre and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. www. merrittdavidjanes.com WILLIE DEE (Papa Bear, Dragon Puppeteer #3 (Body), u/s Donkey) originally from Dallas, TX, is blessed to be living a dream in Shrek! National tours: A Chorus Line (Richie), Hairspray (Thad). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse. Thanks God, My Family, Friends, and MSA Agency for always believing in me! 6 Milwaukee Theatre

LAUREN DEVINE (Baby Bear, u/s Teen Fiona) is delighted to join the company! She was recently seen on the national tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Favorite roles: Amber, Hairspray (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Anybodys, West Side Story (Gateway Playhouse). Thanks to the creative team, cast, friends, LCLs and family. www.laurendevine.com ERIN EDELLE (Mama Ogre, Mama Bear, Dragon) is blessed to join this wonderful company of Shrek out on the road. National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone (Swing/Chaperone u/s). Off-Broadway: The Karaoke Show (Lucille). Favorite Regional: The Who’s TOMMY (Acid Queen), Shout (Orange Girl), I Love a Piano (Sadie), Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Parade (Lucille Frank). Many thanks to everyone, ever. As always, for Mom. “Explore, Dream, Discover” - Twain ANNIE FITCH (Ugly Duckling, u/s Princess Fiona) is thrilled to be making her post-college debut in Shrek! Kansas City native, Roosevelt University graduate. A huge thank you to my family, friends, and mentors—you’re the greatest! Enjoy the show! SUSAN LEILANI GEAROU (Witch, u/s Dragon) is thrilled to be back on the road! BFA M.T. FSU. National Tour: The Wedding Singer (Imelda Marcos, u/s Holly). Favorites: Fame (Carmen), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman). Love to my TOTAS, S.S. peeps, and family. This one’s for you mama! NADIA JEWEL (Young Fiona/Young Shrek, Dwarf). Ecstatic to be living a dream come true on my national tour debut ! Thanks to all who have inspired me… Parkside Talent, Our Gang Players, Lisa Carlson, Spotlight, Matarazzo Family, my best friends and incredible family! Especially mom, dad and grammy. Recently in Christmas Under the Sea, Oliver, The AristoCats Kids.


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) SCHUYLER MIDGETT (Sugar Plum, Gingy, Teen Fiona) Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. Credits: SYTA Broadway Convention in Norfolk, VA and D.C. for Thomas Schumacher; National Pre-Release Little Mermaid JR. (Ariel), Hurrah Players in Norfolk, Va. Thanks to Mom, Chan, Hugh, and Hurrah Family! LYONEL RENEAU (Pig, Dragon Puppeteer #2 (Wings), u/s Donkey). A Houston native with a BFA from Oklahoma City University. Regional favorites: MTW- Finian’s Rainbow (Gospeleer), Xanadu (Hermes); Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma – The Buddy Holly Story (Apollo Performer/Jack Daw); Pollard Theatre – Rent (Benny); OSP The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio). Thank you God, Mom, and Quan for the support! ADAM STEINER (Papa Ogre, Big Bad Wolf, u/s Shrek) is thrilled to be a part of this amazing show, and elated to be back on the road! National / International Tours: CATS (Rum Tum Tugger), and Gypsy (Swing). Much love and thanks to Parents, Brothers, Bob Cline and NETworks! Detroit native/ Western Michigan University Grad! ERIN SULLIVAN (Fairy Godmother, u/s Princess Fiona) is tickled green to be on this magic tour! National Tours: Hairspray (Amber), The Wedding Singer (Cindy Lauper), Grease (Swing). Regional credits: Chicago (Roxie), High School Musical (Sharpay) and Guys and Dolls (Adelaide). Special thanks to Sir Bob Cline and the Creative Team. “For Daddy. Thanks to my love, Matt Nolan. I sing, dance and live for you!” CHASE TODD (Peter Pan, Dragon Head Puppeteer, u/s Pinocchio). A native of Georgia, Chase studied musical theatre and dance at Tompkins Kennesaw State University. Regional: Hairspray (Link), Batboy the Musical (Batboy), A Funny Thing...Forum (Hysterium), Forever Plaid

(Jinx), Into The Woods (Jack), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), High School Musical 1&2 (Ryan). NYC cabarets: Scott Alan and Thomson & Mann. <3Family!> www.chasetodd.com MAGGIE TOMPKINS (Young Fiona/ Young Shrek, Dwarf). Maggie is thrilled to be making her National touring debut with such a fantastic production. Favorite credits: The Sound of Music (Gretl), Annie Jr. (Molly), and Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Sprouts. Thanks to God, family and friends for their support. Special thanks to Amy Murphy Studio and Tina Marie Casamento. SARAH TRANCHINA (Shoemaker’s Elf, Dragon Puppeteer #4 (Tail), u/s Teen Fiona). Favorite credits include: Waiting for Lefty (Edna), The Wedding Singer (Linda), Robin Hood!: A New Rock Musical (NYMF, Janey), …Charlie Brown (Lucy), Godspell (O Bless the Lord,) and Starmites (Eleanore/ Bizarbara). Wagner College Theatre Grad. Many thanks to NETworks! RYAN EVERETT WOOD (Pig, u/s Shrek, u/s Lord Farquaad). Lyric OK: Hairspray (Corny Collins), The Music Man (Britt), Tommy (Hawker). University: …Forum (Pseudolus), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), Adventures of Pinocchio (Gepetto), A Midsummer…Dream (Bottom). Other: …Spelling Bee (Barfee), Into the Woods (Baker). Love to Mom, Dad, Sisters and MT’11. CHRIS WOODS (Pig, u/s Lord Farquaad). National Tour: The Wizard of Oz. NYC: Panama Hattie. Regional: RENT (Mark; Big Easy Award) West Side Story (Anxious) Pal Joey (The Tenor) HAIR (Woof) Li’l Abner (Dr. Krogmeyer) Little Me (Ensemble). AMDA alum. Proud native of New Orleans! LUKE YELLIN (Pinocchio) is ecstatic to be playing Pinocchio, after spending the last year on the road with Grease. Shrek the Musical 7


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Some credits include Footloose (Ren) and All Shook Up (Dean). Thanks to God, my parents, my Liz, and Bob Cline Casting! IAN FRAZIER (Swing) is excited to be a part of Shrek The Musical! Favorite credits include: Hairspray (Fender) Joseph...Dreamcoat (Reuben), High School Musical (Jack Scott), A Christmas Carol (Fred Anderson), and Swing! Thanks to my family and friends for their constant support. MARA GABRIELLE (Swing) is thrilled to be touring with Shrek! Graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Credits include: Spelling Bee (Olive), Mack and Mabel (Mabel), Gypsy (Dainty June), 42nd St (Anytime Annie), Prince and the Pauper (Radio City Music Hall). Love to my incredibly supportive family and friends! RYAN RUBEK (Swing) is thrilled to be a part of Shrek! Nat’l Tours: Hairspray (Link Larkin) and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: The Wedding Singer, Cats, Altar Boyz. A big thanks to Mom, Dad, family, friends, and Jill! LAURA SMITH (Swing/Dance Captain). A Watertown, NY native and Marymount Manhattan College graduate. Favorite credits: A Chorus Line (Cassie and Val), Honky Tonk Angels! (Sue Ellen), and West Side Story (Graziella). Has taught dance extensively to 3 – 9 yr olds. So much love and thanks to family and friends! DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE (Book & Lyrics), along with composer Jeanine Tesori, was nominated for a Grammy and two Tony Awards for their work on Shrek The Musical: Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical. Prior to that David was awarded the Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist. His play Rabbit Hole premiered on Broadway, and went on to receive 8 Milwaukee Theatre

the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His newest play, Good People, recently finished an acclaimed Broadway run, earning him the 2011 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the year. His other shows include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole (starring Nicole Kidman – Oscar Nomination), as well as the upcoming features Rise of the Guardians (Dreamworks), and Oz: The Great and Powerful (Disney.) David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council. JEANINE TESORI (Music) has written four Tony-nominated scores for Broadway: Twelfth Night (Lincoln Center); Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner); and Shrek The Musical (lyrics, David LinsayAbaire). The production of Caroline, or Change at the National Theater in London received the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Her first musical, Violet, written with Brian Crawley, received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1997. She has been the recipient of many other honors including Drama Desk and Obie Awards, and was cited by ASCAP as the first woman composer to have two new musicals running concurrently on Broadway.” She composed the music for the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Mother Courage, directed by George C. Wolfe, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline. She has written songs for the movie Shrek The Third. Her film scores include Nights in Rodanthe, Winds of Change, Show Business and Wrestling


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) With Angels. She composed songs for the Disney DVD releases Mulan II, Lilo and Stitch II and The Little Mermaid III. She has produced 60 CDs for SilverBurdeett Ginn’s Making music and the original cast albums for Twelfth Night, Violet and Caroline, or Change. Ms. Tesori, a Barnard graduate, is on the council of the Dramatists Guild. Her next project is a new musical with the playwright Lisa Kron. JASON MOORE (Original Director). Broadway: Shrek The Musical, Avenue Q, Steel Magnolias. Carnegie Hall: Jerry Springer: The Opera. Off-Broadway: Speech and Debate (Roundabout), Avenue Q (the Vineyard), Guardians (the Culture Project), The Crumple Zone. Associate direction: Les Misérables (Broadway, national tour), Ragtime (Vancouver). Regional: Tales of the City (American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco). TV directing: episodes of “Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood,” “One Tree Hill” and “Brothers and Sisters.” Jason has a B.S. in performance studies from Northwestern University. ROB ASHFORD (Original Director) Broadway as Director and Choreographer; How to Succeed... starring Daniel Radcliffe (Tony nominations for Direction and Choreography), Promises, Promises starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenowith (Tony nomination for Choreography).Other Broadway credits as Choreographer include Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony Award, Best Choreography), The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination), Curtains (Tony nomination), Cry-Baby (Tony nomination). In London as Director, Anna Christie starring Jude Law, A Streetcar Names Desire starring Rachel Weisz both at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier nomination, Best Revival), Parade at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier nominations for Direction and Choreography). As Choreographer; Evita (Olivier

nomination), Guys and Dolls (Olivier nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Olivier nomination), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre). Other credits include Parade (Mark Taper Forum), Candide (English National Opera, La Scala, Milan, Chatelet, Paris), Tenderloin, Bloomer Girl, A Connecticut Yankee… and Pardon My English (encores!). He provided choreography for the film Beyond the Sea directed by and starring Kevin Spacey. Mr. Ashford won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for his work on the 81st Annual Academy Awards, and is an Associate Director at The Donmar Warehouse in London. STEPHEN SPOSITO (Director) is the Associate Director of the current Broadway revival of How To Succeed In Business starring Daniel Radcliff. Other credits include: Promises, Promises (Broadway); Shrek The Musical (Broadway); Leap of Faith (Ahmanson Theatre); Parade (Mark Taper Forum); Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall); Speech and Debate (Roundabout Theatre Company); 81st Annual Academy Awards (Production Coordinator). Graduate of The University of Michigan. JOSH PRINCE (Original Choreography). Broadway: Shrek The Musical (Outer Critics Circle nom.). Off-Broadway: The Kid (The New Group). New York City: The Bridge Project (BAM/The Old Vic ‘09/’10); The Jerry Springer Opera (with Harvey Keitel) at Carnegie Hall; Camelot (with Gabriel Byrne) with the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center (PBS); and All Singing All Dancing (Town Hall ’09). Josh also recently had the pleasure of choreographing the 2010 Kennedy Center Spring Gala. Additional credits: Tales From The Bad Years (Theater Works Palo Alto, dir.); Calvin Berger (MTC 7@7 Series, Dir.); Cabaret (Dir.); Guys and Dolls; One Way Shrek the Musical 9


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Ticket To Hell (Dir.); The Full Monty; The Big Funk (Dir.); La Boheme; Anything Goes; and Singin’ In The Rain. CHRIS BAILEY (Choreographer). Seoul Korea: Dancing Shadows (Won National Korean Theatre Award for Best Choreography 2007.), Pyoor Native American. Associate Choreography -Broadway: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Promises Promises, Cry Baby. West End: Guys and Dolls, Evita, Once in a Lifetime, Candide (also Paris) Tours: The Wedding Singer (US), Guys and Dolls (UK, Australia), Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK). Film: Beyond the Sea. Television: The 2011, 2010 and 2009 Tony Awards, 2010 and 2008 Kennedy Center Honors. Upcoming: Evita (Broadway). TIM HATLEY (Original Set, Costume and Puppet Design). Winner of the 2009 Tony Award & Drama Desk Award for Best Costume & Scenic Design for his work on Shrek The Musical. Winner of 2002 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Private Lives on Broadway. Broadway & West End credits include: Spamalot, Private Lives, Vincent in Brixton, The Crucible, Stanley, Betty Blue Eyes & Endgame. Film credits: Stage Beauty, Closer and Notes on a Scandal. Previous theatre work includes working with Complicite, Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera and London’s West End. Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. JAMES KRONZER (Scenic Adaptation) Broadway: Glory Days. Off-Broadway: Primary Stages: Opus; Zipper Theatre: Under the Bridge. Regional: Denver Center, Arden Theatre Co, Florida Stage, Pioneer Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Co., The Wilma. Cruise Lines: Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line. Washington, D.C.: Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, The Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center. Television: Comedy Central and 10 Milwaukee Theatre

Showtime specials for Whitney Cummings, Nick Cannon, Joe Papa, Josh Blue and Joe Piscopo. National Tours: Broadway Across America: Backyardigans, Barbie™ Live! In Fairytopia™, NETWorks: Seussical the Musical, Show Boat, Big. Scenic Adapter: Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone, The Wizard of Oz. Awards: Helen Hayes Award, (8), Barrymore Award (1). PAUL MILLER (Lighting) Broadway: Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room; Lost in the Stars, Where’s Charley, Of Thee I Sing, Music in the Air (Encores). Off-Broadway: Nunsense, Vanities - the Musical, Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Balancing Act. Regional: Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Bay Street, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, and Paper Mill. International: West End, China, Asia, La Scala. Tours: Storytime Live, Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde, Nunsense, Scooby Doo. Television: “Camelot” (Lincoln Center), and the internationally televised “New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square”. SHANNON SLATON (Sound Design) designed the tours for Aeros, Kiss Me Kate, The Full Monty, The Producers, Contact, Tap Dogs, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, The Wedding Singer, The Wizard of Oz, and A Chorus Line. Broadway mixing includes: A Christmas Carol, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone, Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Spring Awakening, Anything Goes, and Legally Blonde. He was also the Production Sound for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the US national tour and the Advance Contract on Wicked. TIM WEIL (Incidental Music Arrangements). Broadway: Rent, Jumpers, Sally Marr… and her escorts (composer). Off-Broadway: Current revivial of Rent at New World Stages, 10 Million Miles (ATC, Drama Desk


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) nomination, Best Orchestrations), The Baker’s Wife (York Theatre). Film: Camp (IFC), Rent (Sony, Revolution), The Marc Pease Experience (Paramount). Television: “Sheep in the Big City,”“Bear in the Big Blue House” (Nickelodeon, Cartoon Networks), many earlymorning and late-night variety shows. Recordings: Rent (Broadway, film soundtracks), Camp (producer, arranger), Adam Pascal’s Model Prisoner and Sherie Rene Scott’s Men I’ve Had (Sh-K-Boom Records). For the past several years, Tim has served on the panel for the Jonathan Larson Foundation, which provides grants to aspiring composers and lyricists. DANNY TROOB (Orchestrator). His career as a musician includes composing, orchestrating and conducting. Some early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music), Big River (music supervision, Drama Desk Award winner). Orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas, where he also conducted the score. Wrote the underscore to The Little Mermaid II (nominated for Annie Award – lost to Shrek!), and the TV musical versions of “Cinderella,” “Annie” and “The Music Man.” He orchestrated the revival of Pajama Game with Harry Connick Jr. and the Sydney stage production of Des McAnuff’s Dr. Zhivago, and Aladdin in Seattle, dir. Casey Nickelaw, along with the upcoming stage version of “Newsies” and a European tour of “The Little Mermaid.” AUSTIN K. SANDERSON (Costume Coordinator) has designed costumes for Denver Theatre Center, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Trinity Rep, The Big Apple Circus, Ballet Hispanico, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Rep, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan School of Music, Theatre Virginia, New Jersey Shakespeare

Festival, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Primary Stages, The Kirk Theatre, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’, and many other companies. His set designs include the Reem Acra Bridal Collection, Capital Rep, Theatre Virginia, Fleetwood Stage, and numerous television commercials and industrials. He is represented by Barbara Hogenson, The Barbara Hogenson Agency. www.austinsanderson.com. DAVID BRIAN-BROWN (Hair/Wig Design). Broadway- Follies, Sister Act, Arcadia, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Country Girl, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Butley, Tarzan, Chita The Dancers Life , The Odd Couple, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gypsy, Flower Drum Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention Of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, Sideshow, Steel Pier, Big, Sunset Boulevard, Film credits include: It’s Complicated, Angels In America (Emmy Nominated), Too Wong Foo… NAOMI DONNE (Make-up Design). Film: James Bond—The Living Daylights, License to kill and The Quantum of Solace; Six Degrees of Separation; The Crucible; The Object of My Affection; A Perfect Murder; Chocolate (BAFTA nomination); Random Hearts; Practical Magic; Little Women; Zoolander; The Royal Tenenbaums (Hollywood Make Up Guild Award); Meet the Fockers; The Producers; Synecdoche, New York; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Theatre N.Y.: Twelfth Night (LCT), Electra, Betrayal, Aida, The Graduate, Nine, Sweet Smell of Success, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Year of Magical Thinking, Shrek The Musical (New York Theater Wing design nomination). Theatre West End: Starlight Express, Song and Dance, Children of a Lesser God, Time, Mary Poppins, Love Never Dies. Shrek the Musical 11


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) MATTHEW SKLAR (Dance Music Arrangements) composed the music for the Broadway musicals Elf and The Wedding Singer (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations). He is a recipient of the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theatre Award, and the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award. In addition to his work as a composer/arranger, Matthew has been a pianist and/or conductor for more than a dozen Broadway musicals including Caroline, or Change; Nine; 42nd Street; Titanic; Miss Saigon; and Les Misérables. He has also contributed original music to the hit Nickelodeon television series “Wonder Pets.” MARSHALL MAGOON (Illusions Consultant) has created illusions for Monty Python’s Spamalot, the revival of Damn Yankees and The Shaw Festival’s Invisible Man. Marshall was featured on NBC television’s “Days of Our Lives” and has created presentations for many Fortune 500 companies. Find out more about him at magoonmagic.com. BOB CLINE CASTING (Casting Director). Besides Shrek, Bob has most recently cast the national tours of Young Frankenstein, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, The Drowsy Chaperone, Annie, Full Monty, Rent, Ragtime, Seussical, Bye Bye Birdie, Music Man, Little Women, 39 Steps + over 30 others. He has also helped to populate nearly 1000 regional theatre productions across the country + tv, film, and commercials. Bob is also a proud professor at Pace University in their BFA Musical Theatre program. THE BOOKING GROUP. Since its inception in 1996, The Booking Group has been considered the most prominent Broadway booking agency in the industry. Their current roster includes: The Book of Mormon, 12 Milwaukee Theatre

Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, The Addams Family, Memphis, Shrek The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story, In the Heights, Fiddler on the Roof, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Past shows have included Rent, The Producers, Annie, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Contact, Cabaret, Evita, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 12 Angry Men, August Osage County and Fosse, among many others. www.TheBookingGroup.com KEVIN CASEY (Conductor/Keyboard). Although not currently a member of The Rolling Stones, Kevin remains hopeful that he will eventually be asked to join the band. In the meantime, he is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this production of Shrek, which is clearly the next best thing. Thanks to P & M and Kim & the boys for their support. KRISTIN STEWART (Company Manager). Fresh off of the set of the Twilight series (jk), Kristin is excited to be managing the logistics of Shrek the Musical. Previously, she assisted the wonderful Jamey Jennings on Young Frankenstein & The Wizard of Oz National Tours. Thank you to NETworks, for giving a girl from Iowa a shot. HMMTEMJ. TJAMZSCSJ. Mike, I just wouldn’t have fun without you. Mom & Dad, thanks for reading me stories that started with “Once Upon A Time…” CAROLINE WALKER (Production Stage Manager) is very excited to be a part of this tour! Previous credits include: Six Degrees of Separation, Hedwig ... Angry Inch, Oklahoma!, and Marriage of Figaro. Special thanks and lots of love to her incredibly supportive family and friends! DANI DAVIS (Executive Producer) is a Broadway producer, director, and lyricist. On Broadway, she produced Little Women – the musical (Tony, Drama


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Desk nominations) and The Lonesome West (Tony, Drama Desk noms/awards). She won a 2010 Emmy Award for writing Handel’s Messiah Rocks (Sony Classical, PBS), which she also directed. For NETworks, she was Executive Producer for Little Women and The Wedding Singer. She is on the board of Duke University’s Women’s Forum and The American Songbook Project. Her songs are published by Cherry Lane Music/BMG. Member: SDC, BMI. DREAMWORKS DreamWorks Theatricals was established in 2007 by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (NASDAQ: DWA) to produce stage productions adapted works. Bill Damaschke serves as Chief Creative Officer of DWA. DWA is devoted to producing high-quality family entertainment through the use of computer-generated (CG) animation. DWA’s 2011 film slate features Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss In Boots. The Company has theatrically released a total of 22 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. Shrek was the winner of the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Jeffrey Katzenberg serves as DWA’s CEO and was a co-founder of DreamWorks Studios in 1994. The Broadway production was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Costume Design awarded to Tim Hatley. The production is currently playing in London’s West End.

NETworks PRESENTATIONS, LLC (Producer). Since 1995, NETworks has produced and managed over 45 touring productions in the US., U.K. and internationally. Current productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Blue Man Group National Tour, La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek The Musical, Billy Elliot The Musical and The New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables. Future productions include Elf The Musical, Flashdance the Musical and National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of War Horse touring the U.S. WILLIAM STEIG (Author of the Book Shrek!). Named the “King of Cartoons” by Newsweek, William Steig remains The New Yorker’s longest-running contributor, with more than 1,600 drawings and 117 covers to his name. He began writing and illustrating books for children at the age of 60. His work Sylvester and the Magic Pebble earned him the Caldecott Medal, the highest honor bestowed on children’s picture books, but it was the 1990 fairy tale Shrek! that ultimately brought him his largest audience by inspiring one of the most successful film franchises in motion picture history. William Steig wrote and illustrated children’s books up until the last year of his life and died in 2003 at the age of 96.

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S TA F F F O R S H R E K T H E M U S I C A L Executive Producer Dani Davis General Management Gentry & Associates Scott Jackson Gregory Vander Ploeg Kim Reiter Dawn Kusinski Bobby Maglaughlin Tour Marketing C Major Marketing Tour Direction The Booking Group Meredith Blair Mollie Mann, Kara Gebhart, Brian Brooks, Rich Rundle www.thebookinggroup.com Casting Bob Cline Casting Company Manager Kristin Stewart Production Stage Manager...............Caroline Walker Head Carpenter................................................. Rick Haug Assistant Director........................Sara-Ashley Bischoff Assistant Choreographer............................ Krista Saab Assistant Scenic Design...............................Jeremy Foil Assistant Costume.................................Meghan Healey Associate Lighting Designer................................................ Anthony Pearson Moving Light Programmer..................Tommy Hague Assistant Sound............................................Justin Stasiw Associate Designer: Tour Make-Up and Prosthetic Coordinator......... Angela L. Johnson Assistant Make-Up............................. Jorie Mars Malan Flyman...........................................................Nicholas Rutz Carpenter.................................................. Caitlin Madden Head Electrician.......................................... Kaycee Davis Ass’t. Electrician............................................ Matt Hrinko Head Audio....................................................Ben Madden Ass’t. Audio.............................................Kate Munchrath Head Props....................................................Sean Hulbert Head Wardrobe.............................................Kristina May Ass’t. Wardrobe...........................................Jocelyn Littel Wardrobe Interns............................ Isabelle Parzygnat, Liana Beer, Amanda Shafran Head Hair and Make-Up......................Michael A. King Ass’t Hair and Make-Up........................... Angie Jerbasi Dialect Coach............................................Stephen Gabis Production Carpenter.....................................Brad Korff Production Assistants.......................... Corey Gosselin, Stephanie Halbedel Rehearsal Pianists........................................ Nate Patten, Kasey Graham Print Design..............................................Rooney Design Radio Spot Production................................ HMS Media Television Spot Design/ Video Production.......................................... HMS Media Website.................................................Pit Bull Interactive Production Photography......................... Joan Marcus Merchandising..............................................Araca Group Legal.............................................F. Richard Pappas, Esq. HR & Payroll Services..............Human Resources, inc. Insurance.....................................................................Chubb Tax Consultant........................................ Brent A. Turner, One Source PSG IT Services........................................... George W. Wilson, One Source PSG Financial Services............................ George W. Wilson, One Source PSG Accounting Services............................One Source PSG Housing............................ Lisa Morris, Road Concierge 14 Milwaukee Theatre

Travel Agency.............................................Janice Kessler, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Trucking.........................................................Clark Transfer Cast Bus..............................................Croswell VIP Coach Crew Bus....................................................... Clarion Coach For NETworks Presentations Chief Executive Officer.................................Ken Gentry Chief Operating Officer.....................Scott W. Jackson Director of Finance........................................John Kinna Executive Producers.................................... Seth Wenig, Kary M. Walker Associate Producer.................................Angela Rowles Assistant Producers........... Jim Lanahan, Mary Witte Assistant to the CEO.....................................Curt Owens Senior General Manager....... Gregory Vander Ploeg General Managers.................................. Dawn Kusinski, Kim Reiter Associate General Manager......................Curt Owens Assistant General Manager........................................... Bobby Maglaughlin Production Manager...............................Jason Juenker Associate Production Manager...........Hector Guivas Assistant Production Manager................................................ Christian Bottorff Marketing/PR...............................................Heather Hess Music Coordinator.......................................John Mezzio Assistant Controller..............................Jennifer Gifford Accounts Payables........................................Laura Carey Office Manager......................................Buddy Piccolino Office Assistant.............................................. Carol Jewell Credits Sound Equipment by Solotech US Corp Inc; Lighting Equipment by Christie Lights; Scenery Constructed by F&D Scene Changes; Properties by Spoon Group; Automation by PRG Scenic Technology; Printed Marley by Gerriets International; Prosthetics by Prosthetic Renaissance Inc.; Fiona Dress Effects by Tom Talmon Studios; Dragon puppet built by Michael Curry Design, Inc.; Costume Shops—Marie Stair, Jennifer Love Costumes, Tricorn Costumes, Eric Winterling Inc, Arnold S. Levine, Inc. Rehearsed at Chelsea Studios, Foxwoods Theater, Alvin Ailey Dance Studios. Orchestral Enhancement by HalfPint Studios, Jason Howland Special Thanks to The Capitol Theatre and Steve Caffery Financial Services and banking arrangements by M&T Bank Visit the Shrek The Musical website at www.ShrekTheMusical.com All stage work performed by employees represented by IATSE. UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an independent national labor union.


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Wisconsin Center District Board of Directors Franklyn M. Gimbel, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, Chairperson James C. Kaminski, Kaminski Consultants, Vice Chairperson Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr., Milwaukee Common Council President, Secretary VACANT, City of Milwaukee Comptroller, Treasurer Joel Brennan, Discovery World Senator Alberta Darling, Wisconsin State Senate VACANT, Mayor, City of Wauwatosa Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, City of Milwaukee Chris Schoenherr, Wisconsin Secretary of Administration Stephen H. Marcus, The Marcus Corporation Representative Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Assembly Alderman Terry Witkowski, City of Milwaukee Richard A. Geyer, Wisconsin Center District President & CEO Wisconsin Center District 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53203 414-908-6001 www.wcd.org The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) is a government body created in 1994 to fund, build and operate the Frontier Airlines Center, and own and operate pre-existing venues now called The Milwaukee Theatre and U.S. Cellular Arena. The WCD board is appointed and it is empowered to issue bonds and collect taxes within strict limits set by the State Legislature. WCDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s targeted sales taxes on hotel rooms, car rentals and tavern/restaurant food & beverage repay Frontier Airlines Center project bonds and fund marketing by Visit Milwaukee; WCD operations are funded by operating revenues. Tickets are sold at the Milwaukee Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster retail locations, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. For Group Sales information call 414-908-6092 or email GroupSales@wcd.org. For information regarding advertising and sponsorship opportunities in WCD facilities, call Richard Freiberg, Director of Business Development, 414-908-6056 or rfreiber@wcd.org.

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