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About the Show

Shrek The Musical JR, a musical reimagining of the much-loved, Academy Award winning film Shrek, returned to Melbourne 2024 July School Holidays for a limited season at

the Cripps Centre, St Kilda East.


Presented by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus,

Shrek The Musical JR featured hilarious characters, dazzling costumes, show stopping numbers, a school holiday outing the whole family could enjoy! 


Shrek The Musical JR is the young performers adaptation of the Tony and Drama Desk Award winning hit Shrek The Musical. With music by Janine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical JR is based on the story and characters from Willian Steig’s 1990 book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first instalment of the movie series. Shrek The Musical first appeared on Broadway in 2008 with a star-studded cast of Broadway alumni including Sutton Foster, Brian d’Arcy James, and Christopher Sieber.


The production was praised by USA Today as “…a triumph of comic imagination with a heart as big and warm as Santa's…more family-friendly than that gag-fest.”.  

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