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He’s big, green, grumpy and just wants to be left alone in his swamp, but when trouble comes to the Kingdom of Duloc, Shrek the ogre reluctantly answers the call.

Shrek The Musical, based on the popular DreamWorks movie, comes to Pentacle Theatre March 3-25. It features a cast of 33 and is directed by Robert Salberg.

“Shrek fans will love this musical version of the story more than the films it’s based on,” said Salberg.

“There’s the DreamWorks films and there’s the live Netflix musical, but this updated version includes massive changes and improvements,” he said.

“For a contemporary musical, where context is everything, there are a lot of songs you will leave the theater singing,” said Salberg. “The music enhances the story. There are great melodies, toe-tapping rhythms, brilliant word play, plus everybody’s favorite ending number from the original film, ‘I’m a Believer,’ by The Monkees.”

Salberg says patrons are going to be surprised and delighted to see special makeup and character prosthetics designed by former Hollywood makeup artist Scott Ramp. “It’s the best makeup I’ve seen in 20 years at Pentacle,” Salberg added. “The makeup alone is worth the price of admission to see.”

A diverse range of actors, ages, ethnicities and genders comprise the cast of 33 actors, and most play several different characters in the story.

Meet the Cast

Principal actors:

  • Brett Hochstetler as Shrek.
  • Natalie Pate as Princess Fiona.
  • Trae Green as Donkey.
  • Corey Jenkins as Lord Farquaad.
  • Toni King-Byous as Dragon.

Ensemble of nobles, soldiers, fairytale characters, townspeople and more include: Bryce Benjamin, Declan Carty, Finn Carty, Chris Davidson, Molly Duddlesten, Jaxon Grow, Molly Hare, Gavin Hughes, Kelli Jaecks, Ward Lofgren, Samantha Lyons, Kirsten Manning, Vivian May, Logan Mays, Ian McCready, Jennifer Meyers, Micah Parrish, Nikki Paxton, Stacia Purdie, Liliana Quiroz, Mariah Rifenberg, Bode Rosendahl, Mandi Thompson, Bryan Toller, Ethan Trevino, Noah Vanderburgh, Eren Wagoner and Sam Welborn.

Know Before You Go

What: Shrek The Musical; music by Jeanine Tesori; book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.

  • Directed at Pentacle Theatre by Robert Salberg.
  • Sponsored by a generous donation from The Davis Family.
  • Shrek The Musical is suitable for all ages.

When: Friday, March 3-Saturday, March 25.

  • Evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
  • Matinee performances at 2 p.m.
  • Doors open one hour before curtain.

Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 about 6 miles west of downtown Salem.

Tickets online: Buy e-tickets at or call 503-485-4300.

  • Tiered ticket prices range from $20 to $45. See our pricing map for more information.
  • Frontline healthcare workers, students and people who hold an Oregon Trail Card are eligible for a 50 percent discount.

Pentacle Theatre COVID Policies (subject to change)

Masks are recommended and encouraged: If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can exchange your tickets for a date when you feel better.