SHREK The Musical First National Tour

First National Tour

 

Shrek the Musical Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig. Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Directed by Jason Moore. Choreographed by Josh Prince. Scenic & costume design by Tim Hatley. Lighting design by Hugh Vanstone. Sound design by Peter Hylenski. Hair/wig design by David Brian-Brown. Make-up design by Naomi Donne. Puppet design by Tim Hatley. Music direction & incidental musical arrangements by Tim Weil. Orchestrations by Danny Troob.  The Broadway production of the show received a total of twelve Drama Desk Awards and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.

A national tour of North America began previews at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, on July 13, 2010, with opening night on July 25. Rob Ashford is the co-director, as the Broadway creative team revised changes. The production marked the debut of an all-new Dragon. The tour also features a new opening, new songs and improved illusions, from those on Broadway.  The original touring cast featured Eric Petersen as Shrek, Haven Burton as Princess Fiona, Alan Mingo, Jr. as Donkey, David FM Vaughn as Lord Farquaad and Carrie Compere voiced the Dragon.  The tour played its final performance at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on July 31, 2011, ahead of a non-equity tour in September.

 


 

June 02, 2010 - August 02, 2011

Assistant Electrician - While working for DreamWorks Theatricals and Stewart Thompson Productions, with production electrician Jimmy Fedigan and head electrician Steve Deidel, I was one of three electricians responsible for moving the touring production of Shrek the Musical.  I personally maintained the 41 VL3000 spots and washes as well as 23 VL500 fixtures in addition to dealing with the day-to-day programming and focusing of the show's one of a kind projection design.  I also spent significant time dealing with an array of atmospheric and cryogenic effects while overseeing our local crew in the every day tasks involved in a production of this size.