"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.
Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.
July 12, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:00pm
Joan B Kroc Theatre
6611 University Ave.
San Diego CA 92115
The reviews keep rolling in and the people LOVE Shrek!!!
5 STARS - I took my 5 year old daughter and 3.5 year old son to the show. They both loved it. The show was so colorful and actors were great.
5 STARS - This was the best young actor production we've seen in San Diego (and no, we don't know anyone in the cast, but we like to take our grand kids to these shows). The costumes and props were particularly amazing.
5 STARS - My 11 year old son Tristan loved it. I was so glad we went. Thank you.
5 STARS - This was a great show! It was entertaining and everyone had a wonderful time. The actors, the costumes, and the sets were top notch!!
Christine Cordova has been teaching youth theater for over 20 years. Favorite directing credits include The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka (NYA award), Peter Pan, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty & The Beast and Godspell. All 5 of Christine’s (now adult) children performed on the YAT stage, including the inaugural production of Bye-Bye-Birdie. Christine is thrilled to be directing SHREK!
Moriah Angeline is excited to return to YAT after musical directing Wizard of Oz in 2017! Moriah has directed, musical directed, and choreographed youth shows for YAT, CYT, Poway High School, and Granite Hills High School. She is a professional actor who has performed on stages across the US and in Japan and loves sharing what she has learned with young actors. She can be seen singing all over San Diego and is co-owner of Lip Service Singing Telegrams. Moriah is happy to be letting her freak flag fly in San Diego after living in Las Vegas (starring in Mamma Mia) and New York City. #whenimwithyouiamhappy
Born and raised in San Diego, Greg’s proud of his home city and it’s anchored position in the fine arts communities. Greg grew up as a CYT student and performer, enjoying stage musicals, film, and learning to break out of his introverted shell. Greg started teaching and directing for CYT right after graduating back in 2000, and he's incredibly happy to be sharing his love of theater with his two children, who both started their stage experiences as early as 4. Although performing will always be a passion of his, Greg enjoyed earning both his B.A. and his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University and National University. Around the same time, Greg was introduced to the concept of “coaching” and has pursued excellence in Health Coaching for the last 9 years. Greg’s proud to continue refining his helping skills as he moves toward his dream of a lifetime filled with family, friends, fun, travel, and coaching. And he can’t wait to meet you! Proverbs 24:16
Originally from the Bay Area, Joe moved to attend college at UC San Diego where he received his bachelor’s degree in Theatre. After receiving his degree, Joe worked with a few San Diego based theatre companies, including being stage manager for a production with Ion Theatre Company. He also was production stage manager for the Latin American Multimedia Company and their television production of Dos y Dos. For YAT, Joe has been both on stage and behind the scenes, and was stage manager for YAT’s productions of Grease, The Music Man, Hairspray, and Beauty and the Beast, as well as director for Schoolhouse Rock, Legally Blonde, Peter & the Starcatcher and Seussical.
Attending SDSCPA, Devon Jack is a theatre obsessor who is either on the stage performing, or behind the scenes stage managing. He will be a senior next year, and wants to stay in the business. He also has a dream of teaching middle school theatre. Devon enjoys spending his time with local theatre companies, volunteering hours to help on crew, while also looking for experience in set design. “The fun for me in collaboration is, one, working with other people just makes you smarter; that's proven” -Lin-Manuel Miranda