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J* Company Youth Theatre Presents 'Shrek - The Musical'


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Oct 12 - Oct 27, 2013[days & times]
  • WHERE David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center: 4126 Executive Dr.
  • AGES All ages
  • COST $14 - $16

"Shrek - The Musical" runs October 12 – 27, 2013

J* Company Youth Theatre is proud to present the award winning show "Shrek - The Musical," directed by Joey Landwehr.

Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful — if slightly temperamental — Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by a fire breathing lovesick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you've got the must see musical comedy "Shrek – The Musical."

The production consists of 72 cast members, 10 youth crew members and 4 youth orchestra members playing in the pit! All in all a youth production!

Included in the cast are the following: Joshua Shtein (Shrek) from University City (Age 17 - High Tech High International School); Celia Tedde (Princess Fiona) from Clairemont (Age 16 -San Diego Jewish Academy); Sam Brogadir (Donkey) from University City (Age 15 -San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts); Scott Peterson (Lord Farquaad) from Mira Mesa (Age 18 -San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts); Samantha Tullie (Dragon) from Rancho Santa Fe (Age 15 - Canyon Crest Academy); Ian Laughbaum (Pinocchio) from San Marcos (Age 16 -Greater San Diego Academy); Adira Rosen (Gingy) from Mission Bay (Age 14- School of Creative & Performing Arts, SCPA).

Director Joey Landwehr brings a unique educational component to his directing when working with the cast. In his production of "Shrek - The Musical," the themes of Difference/Protest/Acceptance are incorporated in the actors’ understanding of their characters they portray. His discussions with the Company are about being “different and united.” Working with the actors, Joey created an acting exercise; “Select the silliest thing about yourself that makes you different that you don’t mind sharing. This could be as silly as 'I always eat marshmallows in the bathtub.' Or 'I make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and then take them apart and lick all the peanut butter and jelly and throw away the bread.' Then create your own 'freak Flag' or protest sign. This could be: a large collage of pink and white marshmallows adorned with the slogan 'Up with soggy marshmallows!' The point is be as creative as possible and make sure you have your own flag colors.” He explains to the cast, “What is most important in life is to accept yourself for whom and what you are.”

Friday, October 11th, 10:00am (School Performance / Matinee)
Saturday, October 12th, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 13th, 1:00 & 4:30pm
Saturday, October 19th, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 20th, 1:00 & 4:30pm
Thursday, October 24th, 7:00pm
Saturday, October 26th, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 27th, 1:00 & 4:30pm

PRICES: Children/JCC Members: $14.00*; Non-Member Adults: $16.00*; *1.50 processing fee per ticket
BOX OFFICE: (858) 362-1348 or

LOCATION: All performances take place at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Google Map

J*Company Youth Theatre is the leading youth theatre program in San Diego, garnering local and national attention with its award-winning productions as well as providing a foundation for young artists to train and develop their creative potential, giving them the opportunity to express themselves through the dramatic arts.

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