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JESSICA BILLONES BRIAN DAVID CLARKE AIMEE CONLEY MATTHEW CRAWFORD RACHAEL DeMARTINO MATEO FERRO PATRICK FORD SAVANNAH HUMBERTSON JADYN KELLY ERIN KOPIT OLIVIA MANOS PETE MEYERS MICHAEL REID AMANDA SCHRIDER JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE JOSEPH WAEYAERT LAURA WALLING TORI WEAVER MEGAN E. WEST EVAN WILLIAMS JEFFREY KIRK YUTZY

ARIEL MESSECA

DEE BUCHANAN

ABBY BUCHANAN

JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE

BILL KISKA Shrek - The Musical is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI) 423 West 55th Street, 2nd Floor • New York, New York 10019 • www.MTIShows.com

THE WAY OFF BROADWAY DINNER THEATRE & CHILDREN’S THEATRE 5 Willowdale Drive • Frederick, Maryland 21702 • Box Office: (301) 662-6600 • www.wayoffbroadway.com


THE CAST

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(In order of appearance) Mama Ogre .......................................................................................................................................................... TORI WEAVER Papa Ogre........................................................................................................................................JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Young Shrek ......................................................................................................................................................PATRICK FORD King Harold ......................................................................................................................................MATTHEW CRAWFORD Queen Lillian ..............................................................................................................................................JESSICA BILLONES Shrek .................................................................................................................................................JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Captain of the Guard...................................................................................................................................... MICHAEL REID Pinocchio........................................................................................................................................................ LAURA WALLING Wolf .....................................................................................................................................................MATTHEW CRAWFORD Three Pigs....................................................... RACHAEL DeMARTINO, MATEO FERRO, JEFFREY KIRK YUTZY White Rabbit ............................................................................................................................JAYDN KELLY/ERIN KOPIT Ugly Duckling .........................................................................................................................................AMANDA SCHRIDER Elf............................................................................................................................................................................ OLIVIA MANOS Peter Pan......................................................................................................................................................... EVAN WILLIAMS Sugar Plum Fairy ......................................................................................................................................JESSICA BILLONES Witch............................................................................................................................................SAVANNAH HUMBERTSON Mama Bear .......................................................................................................................................................... TORI WEAVER Humpty Dumpty ........................................................................................................................................... MEGAN E. WEST Papa Bear .............................................................................................................................................................. PETE MEYERS Baby Bear............................................................................................................................................................PATRICK FORD Donkey .......................................................................................................................................................JOSEPH WAEYAERT Lord Farquaad .................................................................................................................................. BRIAN DAVID CLARKE Gingy ..........................................................................................................................................................AMANDA SCHRIDER Duloc Greeter ................................................................................................................................................ EVAN WILLIAMS Young Fiona ....................................................................................................................................................... OLIVIA MANOS Teen Fiona .................................................................................................................................JAYDN KELLY/ERIN KOPIT Fiona .................................................................................................................................................................... AIMEE CONLEY Dragon................................................................................................................................................................... TORI WEAVER Pied Piper ............................................................................................................................................. JEFFREY KIRK YUTZY Thelonius .............................................................................................................................................. JEFFREY KIRK YUTZY Three Blind Mice ................................ SAVANNAH HUMBERTSON, AMANDA SCHRIDER, MEGAN E. WEST Bishop ................................................................................................................................................................... MICHAEL REID Dwarf ....................................................................................................................................................................PATRICK FORD Ensemble JESSICA BILLONES, MATTHEW CRAWFORD, RACHAEL DeMARTINO, MATEO FERRO, SAVANNAH HUMBERTSON, PETE MEYERS, MICHAEL REID, AMANDA SCHRIDER, LAURA WALLING, MEGAN E. WEST, EVAN WILLIAMS, JEFFREY KIRK YUTZY

BEHIND THE SCENES

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Director........................................................................................................................................................................ BILL KISKA Choreographer .............................................................................................................................................. DEE BUCHANAN Music Director ..............................................................................................................................JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Assistant Director ........................................................................................................................................ ARIEL MESSECA Assistant Choreographer ...................................................................................................................... ABBY BUCHANAN Lighting Design .............................................................................................................................................JUSTIN M. KISKA Set Design & Construction ............................ BILL KISKA, ARIEL MESSECA, and JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Costumes.............................................................................................................................. FLO ARNOLD and BILL KISKA Wigs ........................................................................................................................................... APRIL HORN of HAIR WORX

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MUSICAL NUMBERS & SCENES

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~ ACT I ~ Scene 1: Prologue “Big Bright Beautiful World” ....................... Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, King Harold, Queen Lilian, and Shrek Scene 2: The Swamp “Story of My Life” .................................................................................................... Pinocchio and Fairytale Characters “The Goodbye Song” .............................................................................................. Pinocchio and Fairytale Characters Scene 3: The Forest “Don’t Let Me Go”.............................................................................................................................................................. Donkey Scene 4: Farquaad’s Chamber Scene 5: Gates of Duloc “What’s Up Duloc?” .........................................................................................................Farquaad and Citizens of Duloc Scene 6: Fiona’s Tower “I Know It’s Today” ............................................................................................... Young Fiona, Teen Fiona, and Fiona Scene 7: On the Road “Travel Song” ................................................................................................................................................ Donkey and Shrek Scene 8: The Dragon’s Keep “Forever”..................................................................................................................................................... Dragon and Donkey Scene 9: Fiona’s Tower “This is How a Dream Comes True” ..............................................................................................................................Fiona Scene 10: The Forest “Who I’d Be” ...................................................................................................................................Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey

~ ACT II ~ Scene 1: Morning in the Forest “Morning Person” ..................................................................................................................................................................Fiona “I Think I Got You Beat” ............................................................................................................................... Fiona and Shrek Scene 2: Farquaad’s Chamber “Ballad of Farquaad” ................................................................................................................................................... Farquaad Scene 3: An Abandoned Barn in the Forest “Make a Move”.............................................................................................................. Donkey and the Three Blind Mice “When Words Fail”............................................................................................................................................................... Shrek “Morning Person - Reprise” ..............................................................................................................................................Fiona “Build a Wall”.......................................................................................................................................................................... Shrek Scene 5: A Different Part of the Forest “Freak Flag” .................................................................................................................................................Fairytale Creatures Scene 6: The Swamp Scene 7: The Cathedral “Big Bright Beautiful World - Reprise”....................................................................................................................... Shrek “Beauty Ain’t Always Pretty” .......................................................................................................................................... Shrek “This is Our Story” ............................................................................................................................................... Full Company “I’m a Believer” ..................................................................................................................................................... Full Company

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WHO’S WHO

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JESSICA BILLONES (Ensemble): has been appearing at WOB on and off since playing the role of Muzzy Van Hossmere in the theatre’s 2008 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Since Millie, her WOB credits include Sister Act (Mother Superior), Into the Woods (Witch), Noises Off (Belinda), The Addams Family (Morticia), Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baroness), and a number of other Mainstage, Christmas, New Year’s and Children’s Theatre productions. Favorite local roles include June in Musical of Musicals: The Musical, Donna/Oolie in City of Angels, and Georgia in Curtains. Thanks to Justin for taking me as I am; my family for their support; and God for His many blessings. BRIAN DAVID CLARKE (Farquaad): is an erstwhile elephant trainer who's lived and worked on three continents, speaks as many languages, and has written two books about the experience. Local audiences may have seen him as a very modern Major General in Pirates of Penzance (WOB), as Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Zemfira Stage), and Thénardier in Les Mis (Theatre Lab), in Shakespeare Theatre's Julius Caesar and 1st Stage's The Suicide, or around town in 42nd Street, Little Women, A Christmas Carol, Spamalot, Anything Goes, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet & I'm Feelin' So Sad, 12 Angry Men, The Winslow Boy, Biloxi Blues, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, or An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf. AIMEE CONLEY (Fiona): is very excited to be playing the role of Fiona. She is a native of Cumberland, MD and has been seen performing at The Cumberland Theatre for the last five years. This is her first production with WOB, and she is very thankful for the opportunity to work with a new group of talented actors and directors. Please be sure to enjoy the show and check out the rest of the season planned at WOB this upcoming year! MATTHEW CRAWFORD (Ensemble): is excited to be making his return to WOB, getting to do a show he did earlier this year, albeit in a different role. Some of his other favorite roles have been Thénardier in Les Mis, Bill in Perfect Wedding, James in James and the Giant Peach, as well as several others too numerous to name. He’s been nominated for Best Actor in a Play (Non-Equity) 3 years running and is blessed to continue to share his passion with the audience and fellow actors alike. He doesn’t really consider himself a song and dance man, but ask him about his summer as a cowboy. RACHAEL DeMARTINO (Ensemble): is brand new to WOB and is thrilled to be in her first musical with the theatre. She is a Frederick local and is grateful for any chance to be on stage. She aspires to grow as a performer and is excited to make new friends and experiences in Frederick theater. MATEO FERRO (Ensemble): is thrilled to be making his WOB debut! Some recent credits

include Usnavi in In the Heights, Lucas in The Addams Family, and Tommy in the NYU Tisch short film Sleepover. He would like to thank his family and closest friends. PATRICK FORD (Ensemble): is excited to be returning to WOB’s Mainstage after appearing as Jeremy Potts in last season’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A student at New Market Elementary School, previous credits include Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids, Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. (Flounder), and A Children’s Theatre Christmas Carol in the Children's Theatre. He enjoys piano, trumpet, karate, soccer, and math. SAVANNAH HUMBERTSON (Ensemble): is ecstatic to participate in her first show at WOB. Savannah is from Cumberland, MD and has participated in many productions in her home town. Her most memorable include Rizzo in Grease, Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and, most recently, Frieda in Carrie: The Musical. Savannah would like to thank everyone who has supported her on this journey. JADYN KELLY (Ensemble): is thrilled to be doing her first show at WOB. She is a seventh grader at Mount View Middle School and has been performing since first grade. Since her first show when she was six years old, she has been fortunate to be in more than 30 musical productions, including The Jungle Book (Mowgli), Mary Poppins (Jane Banks), Annie (Annie), Cinderella (Anastasia), and Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle). When not performing on stage, Jadyn enjoys being a company member of the Pre-Professional program at Adventure Theatre – where she takes dance, acting and music lessons – and hanging out with her friends and family. She would like to thank her mom and dad for taking her to classes/rehearsals and for always being there for her. ERIN KOPIT (Ensemble): is very excited to be a part of Shrek! She is a junior at Walkersville High School, where she is very involved in both Theatre and Music. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support, as well as the production team for making this show possible. Enjoy the show! OLIVIA MANOS (Ensemble): is a fifth grader at Walkersville Elementary School where her favorite subjects are math and science. She has previously appeared in The Wizard of Oz, Shrek Jr., Suessical Jr., Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and thoroughly enjoyed playing Jemima in WOB’s production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys playing the ukulele and basketball, as well as reading and spending time with friends and her pets. PETE MEYERS (Ensemble): is excited to be making his third appearance on the WOB stage. Recent performances: Howard Cunningham in Happy Days (WOB), Eeyore in Winnie-the-Pooh-Christmas-Tail


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(OVT), Mr. Bumble in Oliver! (FtP). Music Director: Babes in Arms (FtP), Legally Blonde (OVT). Director: Nunsense (FtP). Orchestra (reeds): Oedipus Rox! (MET), Avenue Q (OVT). In 2016, Pete was awarded Best Musical Direction, Community Theatre, by DC Metro Theater Arts for FtP’s Babes In Arms. Favorite past roles: Billy (Carousel), El Gallo (Fantasticks), Mr. Twimble (H2$), Rabbi (Fiddler). Much love & thanks to Emily for her love & support! MICHAEL REID (Ensemble): has appeared at WOB as Curtis in Sister Act, as well as Vice Principal Doug Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Locally, he has appeared as The Duke of Buckingham (The Three Musketeers; Chesapeake Shakespeare Company) and Agent Cod (Catch Me If You Can; NextStop Theatre Company - Helen Hayes Nominated/Winning Production). Other roles include Capt. Solyony (The Three Sisters; Annapolis Shakespeare Company), Bobby (Company; Winchester Little Theatre), Jean Valjean (Les Misérables; RCP), Theseus/Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream; ESP), The Creature (Frankenstein: a New Musical; TFT), Roger (RENT; ESP). Midas/ Orpheus/others (Metamorphoses; ESP), Leo Frank (Parade; SMP), Jesus (Jesus Christ Superstar; SMP), and Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing; HST). Michael studied theatre performance at Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a graduate of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and the Actor's Repertory Theatre. AMANDA SCHRIDER (Gingy, Ensemble): is happy to be returning to the WOB stage where she made her debut last year as a Daughter in Pirates of Penzance, followed by a number of characters in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Sister Mary Theresa in Sister Act. She received her BA in Music from Ave Maria University and can be heard as a soloist and in various ensembles throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia. Some favorite past roles include Scuttle in Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. with WOB Children's Theater and Fruma Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof. Besides being on stage, she has directed and music directed productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, and A Night on Broadway Cabaret Show. She would like to thank her husband, Alex, for all of his love and support. JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE (Shrek/Music Director): has appeared on the WOB stage in nearly every production since his debut in 2006, including Sister Act, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Into the Woods, Spamalot, The Addams Family, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Producers, and The Wedding Singer. He is also the theatre’s Creative Director and Resident Music Director. Since assuming the position, he has music directed every production since 2010; directed Steel Magnolias and Nunsense A-Men!; and wrote 2010’s Christmas Follies. He has performed in theatres

throughout the Maryland-Virginia region in productions of Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, The Addams Family, Next to Normal, RENT, A New Brain, The Rocky Horror Show, Robber Bridegroom, Seussical, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. JOSEPH WAEYAERT (Donkey): is a familiar face to WOB audiences, having appeared in productions over the past six season both on the Mainstage and in the Children’s Theatre. A few of his roles have included Fonzie in Happy Days – The Musical, Boris the Spy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Police Sergeant in The Pirates of Penzance, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods, the Narrator and Herbert in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Lucas in The Addams Family, Peter in Disney’s Peter Pan, Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain, Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin, and Tommy Djilas in The Music Man. One of his favorite appearances outside of WOB was as Harry Witherspoon in the musical comedy Lucky Stiff with FtP and Being Revived. LAURA WALLING (Pinocchio): was seen last season at WOB in Pirates of Penzance and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. When not on the stage, she can be found playing string/electric bass under the stage as a pit musician. She is also co-founder of Stock♦ing Productions with Jordan Stocksdale, whose company produced William Finn’s A New Brain, Rent, Next to Normal, Into the Woods, and Rocky Horror Show. TORI WEAVER (Dragon): has been appearing regularly at WOB since 2014 when she appeared as Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music. Since then, she has gone on to perform in a number of productions including Sister Act (Sister Mary Lazarus), Happy Days – The Musical (Pinky), The Pirates of Penzance (Kate), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), A Very Merry Christmas, Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Spelling Bee (Olive), Anything Goes (Erma), The Magic of Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy), West Side Story (Anita), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde), It’s Christmas!, Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly), and Les Misérables. She was seen in the title role of the Children’s Theatre’s production of Junie B. Jones – The Musical. Additional credits include Reefer Madness with Being Revived and Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! at the MET. Other favorite roles: Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Smitty in How to Succeed… MEGAN E. WEST (Ensemble): is back on the WOB stage after playing Sister Mary Patrick in last season’s Sister Act. During the 2017 Season, she also appeared as Lori Beth in Happy Days. Regional credits include Rose Fenny in Dogfight, Tracy Turblad in Hairspray, Nadia in bare: a pop opera, Enid Hoops in Legally Blonde, and Maria in West Side Story. Megan has worked at many theaters in the region, including Washington County Playhouse, the Old Opera House, and The Apollo Civic Theatre, just to name a few. When not


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on stage, she can be found teaching choir at Musselman High School. EVAN WILLIAMS (Ensemble): is ecstatic to be in his first role at WOB. His previous roles include the Genie in Aladdin, Professor Porter in Tarzan, Timon in The Lion King, and Rooster in Annie. He would like to thank his family and friends, along with the rest of the very talented cast for putting together an amazing show, and having a great time while doing it. Enjoy the show! JEFFREY KIRK YUTZY (Ensemble): is excited to be a part of WOB's production of Shrek. He has been seen performing throughout Western Maryland; most recently as Will in Front & Centre Stage's production of American Idiot and Igor in Cumberland Theatre's production of Young Frankenstein. Enjoy the show! BILL KISKA (Director, Executive Producer): is WOB’s Executive Producer and CEO. Since taking over the theatre in 2002, he has overseen every production, directing a majority of them, including Sister Act, Happy Days, Spamalot, Anything Goes, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, and Hairspray. No stranger to appearing on stage, he has been seen in roles ranging from Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music to Harry the Horse in Guys & Dolls and Lawrence Jameson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to Georges in La Cage aux Folles.

DEE BUCHANAN (Choreographer): has owned and operated The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance since 1992 and has directed her own dance company since its inception 18 years ago. She is a graduate of Hood College and is a member of Dance Masters of America and the Cecchetti Council of America, as well as WOB’s Resident Choreographer. WOB credits include Sister Act, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Anything Goes, The Addams Family, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5: The Musical, and The Music Man. ARI MESSECA (Assistant Director): is thrilled to continue working on his directing chops with Shrek after having made his directorial debut with WOB’s Pirates of Penzance. He has been seen performing in many past WOB shows including Spamalot, Into the Woods, Anything Goes, and The Addams Family. Other favorite credits from the area: Hairspray, Mary Poppins, Oklahoma!, Pirates of Penzance, and Shrek. He can currently be seen at Toby’s Dinner Theatre performing in Young Frankenstein. ABBY BUCHANAN (Assistant Choreographer): is a full-time teacher at the Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance. She has performed on the WOB stage in Anything Goes, West Side Story, and Disney’s Peter Pan; and has worked with the WOB team on many occasions through the Dee Buchanan Theatre Experience. She is excited to be assistant choreographing Shrek – The Musical.


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WAY OFF BROADWAY (Producer): The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, under the direction of the Kiska family since 2002, will celebrate its 25 th Silver Anniversary Season in 2019. Since it first opened in 1995, the theatre has been a leader in the area’s theatre community, proudly bringing both classic musicals, as well as regional and area premieres to the Frederick stage. Productions have included Sister Act, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Noises Off, The Addams Family, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, The Music Man, Hairspray, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, CATS, The

Wedding Singer, Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, La Cage aux Folles, Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Annie, Bye Bye, Birdie, The King & I, …Forum, Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph…, Blood Brothers, Mame, and 42nd Street. In addition to its regular season, Way Off Broadway produces a number of special events throughout the year, including family theatre productions and an annual Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus). Through WOB LIVE! Entertainment, the theatre also produces Marquee Mysteries - an interactive murder mystery series - presented, not only at Way Off Broadway, but on the Walkersville Southern Railroad and the Inn BoonsBoro.

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Executive Producer & Chief Executive Officer .......................................................... ...........................................................BILL KISKA President & Managing Director ........................................................................... JUSTIN M. KISKA General Manager & Chief Financial Officer ................................................................. DEB KISKA Associate Producer...................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................... TREY T. KISKA Associate Artistic Director ..................................................................... JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Resident Choreographer ........................................................................................ DEE BUCHANAN Assistant Kitchen Manager ............................................................................SUZETTA ............................................................................ SUZETTA HARRISON


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