Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Director: Mariah Hildebrandt
Music Director:  Michelle Winberg
Choreographer:  Cindy Stanley
Stage Manager: Tina MacNeill

SHREK JR. is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Oct 11th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 11th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 12th @ 3:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 18th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Oct 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 19th @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Saturday August 24, 2024 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Oak Hills Church:

1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class IN FOLSOM may audition for this show.  
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback on a second date (see below).

VOCAL & PRELIMINARY DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on TUESDAY, 8/6.   Location: Oak Hills Church (1100 Blue Ravine Rd. - Folsom )
Students will sign up for a 20 min group audition slot sometime between 4:00 - 8:30pm.  Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.  Students will learn choreography at home via video and will come ready to perform it for the directors right after their vocal audition. 

CALLBACKS (including Featured Dancers) : Held on WEDNESDAY, 8/7 at Oak HIlls Church starting at 5:00pm The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors.  If a student is not "called back" it does NOT mean that they will not be cast in the show.

  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $210.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 
For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Cast Announcement: Thursday, 8/8 

Rehearsal Dates: Oak HIlls Church (Folsom)
Saturdays 9am-3pm
8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28  (NO Rehearsal on 8/31 for Labor Day Weekend)

Show Reset Rehearsal (between show weekends): Thursday, 10/17  6pm-8pm.

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday - 10/5 (9am-3pm)
Tech Week - Sun 10/6,  Mon 10/7, Tues 10/8, Thurs 10/10 (4pm-9pm)

Mandatory Show Dates: 
10/11 @ 10am & 7pm
10/12 @ 3pm
10/18 @ 10am & 7pm
10/19 @ 3pm (Set Strike 5pm-10pm)

Questions? Email Bonny Verner, Chapter Coordinator

Parent Meeting

Saturday, August 17th 9:15am

followed by New Parent Orientation @ 11:30am



He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he's really just a big fellow with a big heart.


She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and - surprisingly - manners akin to those of a teenage boy.

Teen Fiona

Young Fiona

Young Fiona

Lord Farquaad

A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible.


A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of "quiet time."


With a lot of soul and spunk, she is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey.

Mama Ogre

Papa Ogre

Little Ogre


The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures.

The Three Little Pigs

Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist

Ugly Duckling

He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts.

The Three Bears

Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear.

Wicked Witch

Big Bad Wolf


. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors.

Peter Pan

Captain of the Guard


The Dragon's background singers


Farquaad's comparably short and grumpy father.

Fairytale Creatures

The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical.