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Shrek: The Musical Jr.

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Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present Shrek: The Musical Jr., a new children’s version of the hilarious Broadway musical. The play will be performed March 27 through April 12, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sundays at 3 PM. There is no show on Sunday, April 5 in observance of Easter.

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Everyone’s favorite ogre is live on stage at KCT! In a faraway kingdom, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Little Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. Farquaad tells Shrek he can get his swamp back if he rescues Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower. But every fairy tale has its unexpected twists and turns!

Reservations can be made using the “Tickets” option above. All tickets are $12 or under. Shrek: The Musical Jr. is produced for ages 5 and up.

Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek: The Musical Jr is an irreverently fun musical for the entire family. Featuring the Broadway smash “Big Bright Beautiful World” and the rock classic “I’m A Believer!”

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of stage plays for children. The company is also the area’s leading producer of new works, having produced 25 original plays since 2008. Over 9,500 people attended a KCT play in 2014.

The play is performed by 27 talented young actors, from ages 9 to 17. Shrek is portrayed by KCT veteran Wheeler Moon. Fiona will be played by McKenzie Stump.

Four actors are making their KCT debuts: Brody Copeland, Nilah El Amin, Madison Hullett, and Amelia Zahn.

The rest of the cast includes KCT veteran performers Emma Campbell, Ryan Cross, Emily Cyrus, Abigayle DeBusk, Bonnie Claire Fultz, Rylee Griffis, Isabelle Hannah, Alex Lensgraf, Emma Lesniewski, Wheeler Moon, Kayla June Nobbe, Elijah Payne, Kathryn Payne, Abby Ann Ramsay, Ethan Reed, Sydney Reed, Averi Richardson, Boone Sommers, Jacob Sousley, Konnor Stump, Levi Vinsant, and Olivia Wilson.

The play is directed by Dennis Perkins, the director of KCT’s Creative Dramatics Academy. Paul Jones serves as the play’s musical director. Audrey Jones is the show’s stage manager, and Derrick Washington, Jr. is the Production Manager and Assistant Director.

Shrek: The Musical Jr. is based on the DreamWorks Animation film and the book by William Steig. The musical was written by David Lindsay-Abaire (book) and Jeanine Tesori (music). It was originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. That production was directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford. The song, “I’m A Believer” was written by Neil Diamond.

Shrek: The Musical Jr. is produced under special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Visit