NWCS High School Theater Department Presents Shrek: the Musical

Tickets go on sale February 13, 2023

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek: The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure.  Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek!

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Directed By – Rick Taylor

Musical Directed By – Beth Taylor

Choreography By –Natalie Krusenstjerna

Stage Manager – Lydia Kinne

Production Assistants – Kaleigh Gable, Jordan Seiersen


In theater seating – limited capacity – $12.00

Tickets available online, or at the door

Pay by cash, check, or credit

Sorry, no refunds

Online Streaming available for LIVE show on Thursday, March 16, 2023 only, no archive available – $10.00, however, suggested donation $5.00 per viewer

Show Schedule March 2023

March 10, Friday  – 7:00 p.m.

March 11, Saturday – 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

March 12, Sunday – 3:00 p.m.

March 16, Thursday – 7:00 p.m.

March 17, Friday – 7:00 p.m.

March 18, Saturday – 3:00 p.m.


The overlying philosophy of the Theater Department at Northwest Christian Schools is: We believe we can use the gifts and talents God has given us to glorify Him in all we do.  Using these talents is an act of worship ( Colossians 3:23 ).  We believe in excellence, integrity, hard work, and total enjoyment of the theatrical process, in other words, FUN!

The goal of High School theater is to produce two plays per year.  The Theater Class not only completes a fully-staged “straight play” (meaning non-musical), but also is introduced to basic acting methods and theater history, learns stage direction and blocking, creates a Director’s portfolio, and performs in multiple projects, including perfecting a monologue for auditioning. The Fall production is accomplished through the High School Theater Class curriculum taught and directed by Jennifer Frankovic.  The Spring production is an extra-curricular, musical production directed by Rick Taylor and open to all student body grades 6 – 12.

Past NWCS Theater Productions:

Fall 2022: Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent

Spring 2022: Disney’s Newsies

Fall 2021: Death by Chocolate

Spring 2021: HONK!

Spring 2020: Mary Poppins

Fall of 2019 Little Women

Spring of 2019 Beauty and the Beast

Fall of 2018 You Can’t Take it With You

Spring of 2018 Bye Bye Birdie

Fall of 2017 Death by Chocolate

Spring of 2017 Seussical

Fall of 2016 Arsenic and Old Lace

Spring of 2016 Music Man

Fall of 2015: The Importance of Being Earnest

Spring of 2015: Wizard of Oz

Fall of 2014: She Stoops to Conquer

Spring 2014: Fiddler on the Roof

Spring 2013: Treasure Island

Spring 2012: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Spring 2011: Beauty and the Beast


Contact Information

For more information about our Theater Program and to meet with our Theater Director, please include within your tour request: Northwest Christian Schools 5104 E. Bernhill Road Colbert, WA  99005 Phone:  509-238-4005