Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in this fairytale with a twist.

"Shrek the Musical: A nasty, fun time"

Michael C. Upton, The Ephrata Review

Based on the 2001 DreamWorks hit, Shrek The Musical has charmed its way into the hearts of children and adults alike. Adapted from William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek!, this fairytale-with-a-twist features an exciting original score to enchant even the most surly of princes and princesses (and ogres, for that matter). Ephrata Performing Arts Center will perform this fun-loving fable at EPAC’s Sharadin Bigler Theatre. The production opens on December 3, 2015, and runs through December 19, 2015.

"'Shrek The Musical' has plenty of charm and humor"

Jane Holohan, Lancaster Online
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When the ogre Shrek finds his home overrun by exiled fairytale creatures, he sets out to set things straight with the fickle Lord Farquaad. But to reclaim his privacy, Shrek must first rescue the Princess Fiona, who has a rather large secret of her own. Determined to reclaim the solitude of his swamp, the disgruntled giant embarks on a journey and crosses paths with characters that give the Brothers Grimm a run for their money.

EPAC's production will be led by Artistic Director Edward R. Fernandez. “This is a heartwarming and very funny tale that will be great for adults and children as well,” says Fernandez. “The show will be great fun to work on as well as a wonderful Christmas gift to our community,” he adds.

"SHREK: THE MUSICAL is Wonderfully Entertaining at Ephrata Performing Arts Center"

Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation

This fractured fairytale will cast a spell on any fan of the original DreamWorks flick. With song and dance from your favorite fictional characters, Shrek will turn even the most vexed of viewers into a believer.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

Shrek The Musical is sponsored by:

EPAC's Individual Performance Sponsors are Green Mountain Cyclery Inc., and the Farrington Family, Ken and Louise Hess, and Karey Getz.

EPAC's Special Production Sponsor
Gale Zorian and Jim Hagelgans
Hagelgans & Veronis

EPAC's Opening Night Sponsor is Member's 1st Federal Credit Union.

EPAC's Opening night party sponsor is The Hill

EPAC's 2015 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2015 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Take home a keepsake poster commemorating Shrek The Musical.

Now is your chance to purchase an original, limited-edition piece of art to hang on your wall. A Shrek poster is the perfect keepsake for any fan of this beloved modern fairytale! These posters are $10 and will be signed and numbered by the artist to verify their authenticity.

Only 20 of these original masterful works will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC history that you and your family will cherish for years to come!

Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pickup at the theater during the run of the show, December 3 – 19. Sorry, shipping is not available. Please bring your email confirmation as proof of purchase when you come to pick up your artwork.

You could also be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew!

Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of Shrek The Musical.

This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of Shrek The Musical with the drawing to be held closing day, October 31. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!


Creative Team

Director - Ed Fernandez
Choreographer - Irving Gonzalez
Stage Manager - Jamie Latshaw
Musical Director - Cheryl Markle
Costume Design - Mercedes Maccarino
Set Design - Michael Rhoads
Light Design - Jeff Cusano
Sound - Shaun Ressler
Props - Jessica Zedler
Light Board Op. - Ben Rosenweig


Shrek - Bryon Smith
Mama Orgre /Ensemble - Suzanne Delahunt
Wicked Witch / Queen Lil/ - Kelly Milligan
Donkey - Michael Roman
Momma Bear - Karey Getz
Lord Farquaad - Preston Schreffler
Peter Pan - Sean Deffley
Fairy Godmother / Ensemble - Niki Swatski
Young Shrek - Andrew Hagy
Young Fiona - Kaia Kantler
Teen Fiona - Cora Siburt
Papa Orge/ Papa Bear / Ensemble - Bruce Weaver
Guard Ensemble - JP Welliver
Guard Ensemble - Stephen Fisher
Fiona - Taylor Luckenbill
Pinocchio - Vince Fazzolari
Elf/ Ensemble - Cara Ditzler
Ugly Ducking / Ensemble - Jessica Reynolds
Ensemble / Red Riding Hood - Tori Gaffey
Pig/Ensemble - Jessie Hoffman
Three Little Pig - Jarrett Graham
Baby Bear / Ensemble - Zachary DePorter
Suger Plum / Ginger Bread - Heather Troxell
Big Bad Wolf / King Herold / Capt - Jeff Fisher
Madhatter / Ensemble - Josh Yannuzzi
Dragon - Kristin Fidler
Guard Ensemble - Kyle McCleary

Shrek The Musical is sponsored by:

Individual Performance Sponsors

Green Mountain Cyclery Inc., and the Farrington Family, Ken and Louise Hess, and Karey Getz.

Special Production Sponsor

Gale Zorian and Jim Hagelgans
Hagelgans & Veronis

EPAC's Opening Night Sponsors

Member's 1st Federal Credit Union

Opening Night Party Sponsor

The Hill

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



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2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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