Shrek The Musical

Frankston Arts Centre

January 2019

Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Grumpy, gruff, green ogre Shrek lives alone in his swamp. The world is fearful and mocking of him, and he is more than happy to leave the world to itself, in turn. Suddenly, his hermit existence is thrown open, when a group of homeless fairy tale characters — Pinocchio, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Little Pigs, and more — burst upon his swamp, seeking refuge from the persecution of the cruel, vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad. Shrek seeks out Farquaad, who offers him a deal: if Shrek rescues the Princess Fiona (whom Farquaad wishes to marry for her crown), then Farquaad will ensure the return of Shrek’s swamp by returning the fairy tale creatures to their homes. In a desperate attempt to regain his swamp’s hermetic piece, Shrek enters the world for the first time in his life. He travels to Princess Fiona’s prison, rescues her from a fire-breathing dragon, and then – scariest of all – is forced to get to know the princess as he tries to bring her back to evil Farquaad to the determinedly unsocial ogre’s dismay, Fiona is very different from what he expected a princess to be. She may even provoke Shrek’s most novel experience yet: Love.

DirectorDanny Ginsberg
Musical DirectorTony Toppi
ChoreographersMon Sabbatucci
 Tess Sabbatucci
Assistant Musical DirectorSamuel Loomes
Production Co-ordinatorMatt Woodford
Stage ManagerKeren Bates
Costume DesignMaria Sabbatucci
 Brett Wingfield
Scenic ConceptJoel Batalha
 Danny Ginsberg
Lighting DesignDaniel Gosling
Make Up DesignPeta Leslie
Sound DesignMarcello Lo Ricco
Assistant Stage ManagerNicole Lylak
Props CoordinatorNicole Lylak
LX ProgrammingDaniel Gosling
Projection ProgrammingDaniel Gosling
Lighting AssociateJake Kirby
 Custom Digital ArtistMike Fletcher
LX Board OperatorDaniel Gosling
Head SpotPatsi Boddison
Follow Spot OperatorsTina Boddison-Gray
 Deana Jacobs
 Daniel McLeod
Sound OperatorJake Sipic
Sound LiaisonColin Armstrong
Sound Effects OperatorColin Armstrong
Radio Mic TechniciansAngela Ginsberg
 Tim Mann
Construction CoordinatorAndrew Tunks
Set ConstructionMike Fletcher
 Steve Howell
 Michael Large
 Jeff Maxwell
 Mitch Russell
 Hannah Sabbatucci
 Eric Tunks
 Matt Woodford
Set Construction AssistantsCallum Armstrong
 Luca Cirillo
 Mark Mackenzie
 Aidan Niarros
 Grace Sabbatucci
 Mon Sabbatucci
 Tess Sabbatucci
 Will Sayers
Technical ConstructionSteve Howell
 Michael Large
Scenic Artist/CoordinatorLachie McFarlane
Scenic PaintingMike Fletcher
 Gina Goss
 Gigi Hart
 Sienna Iscaro
 Gary Thomas
 Lenny Thomas
 Megan Thomas
 Sarah Tierney
 Heather Turuit
Scenic Design AssistantMilla Gentil
Motorised Tabs OperatorMichael Bates
Revolve OperationMorgon Henson
 Craig Dixon
 Andrew Tunks
Costume CoordinatorsMaria Sabbatucci
 Brett Wingfield
Costume AssistantsAimie Annable
 Fran Boyd
 Gina Goss
 Jan Lavender
 Millie Lewis
 Marissa Tunks
 Janet Reid
 Grace Sabbatucci
 Maria Sabbatucci
 Jacinta Wilson
Wig Designer & CreatorTodd Winterton
Make Up Designer & CoordinatorPeta Leslie
Make Up AssistantsAlkira Barber
 Keahley Garth
 Gina Goss
 Samantha Howlett
 Eden Kraszka
 Emily Mercurio
 Kayla Robinson
 Hannah Rule
Props AssistantsSharon Howell
 Tara Kabalan
 Marissa Tunks
Character BodiesJesse Thomas
Dragon Design & ConstructionBrenton Van Vliet
DressersAimie Annable
 Maria Sabbatucci
 Brett Wingfield
StagingCait Coffey- Wong
 Felicity Eastwood
 Steve Howell
 Sienna Iscaro
 Justin Karakai
 Lachlan McFarlane
 Leane Maddren
 Mario Mohorko
 Peter Nicklen
 Sage Pahos
 Mitch Rusell
 Sarah Tierney
 Kayla Wilson
Fly TechnicianMichael Bates
Assist Fly TechPeter Bates
 Paul Belli
 Tony Hall
Front of House CoordinatorChris Congdon
FOH AssistantsLiz Catford
 Zoe Guthrie
 Bill McNeilly
 John Rumbelow
 Robyn Rumbelow
 Emily Wilkinson
 Bev Woodford
Green Room Co-ordinatorJan Lavender
Green Room AssistantsHelen Brown
 Chris Congdon
 Carole Cuthbertson
Company PhysioPeter Nicklen
Company TicketsFran Boyd
Children’s ChaperoneJacinta Wilson
Rehearsal PianistsLester Cheung
 Ned Dixon
 Sam Loomes
MarketingBrett Wingfield
 Sienna Iscaro
 Gina Goss
 Mon Sabbatucci
 Joshua Thomas
Program Design Flier & DL DesignJoshua Thomas
Program PhotosGina Goss
Company PhotographerMike Fletcher
TransportAndy Parker
Audition SecretaryBrett Wingfield
Show JacketsBrett Wingfield
ConductorTony Toppi
Keyboard 1/AMDSamuel Loomes
Keyboard 2Jenny Chen
Violin 1Elizabeth Clancy
Violin 2Jessica Leigh
CelloDeb McLeod
Reed 1Brad Slater
Reed 2Kara Williams
TrumpetRachel Byrnes
HornCate Waugh
TromboneJessica Jacobs
Guitar 1Dave Banen
Guitar 2Darryl Barron
BassLawson Kennard
PercussionJosh Mulchay
DrumsIlana Perlich
ShrekWill Sayers
FionaNadia Gianinotti
DonkeyLuca Cirillio
Lord FarquaadAidan Niarros
Young ShrekBen Howell
Young FionaRuby Molnar
DragonGuada Banez
GingyAngie Bedford
Papa OgreDaragh Wills
Mama OgreElise Stevens
PinocchioPeter Jenkins
Captain of the GuardMark McKenzie
Female EnsembleMadison Allen
 Guada Banez
 Angie Bedford
 Felicity Bertram
 Amy Browne
 Maddison Fletcher
 Sarah Ginsberg
 Tayla Holmes- Smith
 Grace Sabbatucci
 Taylor Samson
 Saskia Scott
 Courtney Smyth
 Elise Stevens
Male EnsembleCallum Armstrong
 Nicholas Armstrong
 Nicholas Barca
 Mitchell Groves
 Peter Jenkins
 Nicholas Krizmanic
 Mark Mackenzie
 Jed McDonald
 Oliver Pinkett
 Joel Richardson
 Jesse Thomas
 Daragh Wills