Brand-New Production of Shrek – The Musical Comes to IU Auditorium April 9 and 10

Mar 7 / 2024

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU Auditorium is proud to present an all-new production of Shrek – The Musical for two Bloomington performances on April 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Audiences can expect a Shrek that feels both familiar and refreshingly new, inviting everyone to “fall in love all ogre again.”


Kimberly Akimbo Tony Award-winning duo Jeanine Tesori (music) and David Lindsay-Abaire (book) revisit their first collaboration to deliver a more intimate and engaging experience—a joyful, colorful Shrek that leans into the humanity in all of us that celebrates our differences. With all-new original direction and choreography by Danny Mefford (Choreographer, Dear Evan Hansen), this reimagined production of Shrek – The Musical brings the show back to its roots—giving it a new kind of love emphasizing the importance of loving ourselves and one another.


“We can’t wait to welcome the enchanting world of Shrek – The Musical to our stage for two performances that will captivate audiences of all ages with its timeless humor, heartfelt moments, and unforgettable music,” said IU Auditorium Executive Director Maria Talbert. “This beloved tale will take us on a magical journey filled with laughter, love, and enduring lessons of acceptance and friendship that this musical embodies.”


Based on the hit DreamWorks animated film, Shrek – The Musical is a hilarious fairy tale adventure with a cast of vibrant characters and a “shrek-tacular” score that’s perfect for the young and the young at heart! The unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and the feisty Princess Fiona 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. It’s not easy being green, but this irreverently fun musical proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre!


Kids Night on Broadway

In addition to the performance, Shrek – The Musical will be IU Auditorium’s annual Kids’ Night on Broadway celebration for the 2023–2024 season. IU Auditorium will provide fun and creative educational activities for children and families to enjoy preceding each show when doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is free to anyone with a ticket to the performance.


Give the Magic

Each year, IU Auditorium’s Circle of Friends provides tickets to underserved individuals in our community to access world-class performances and special activities with the Give the Magic program. This year’s Give the Magic participants will experience Shrek – The Musical free of charge and have the opportunity to enjoy Kids Night on Broadway. IU Auditorium would like to thank longtime partners at IU Health Riley Physicians Pediatrics and its Circle of Friends members for making this opportunity possible for families in the community. For more information, including how to provide support, visit


Shrek – The Musical at IU Auditorium is presented in partnership with the Riley Physicians, Boston Scientific, IU Credit Union, and Lamar Outdoor Advertising. IU Auditorium’s 2023–2024 season is presented by B97, French Lick Resort, Curry Auto Center, The Herald Times, Upland Brewing Company, and World Arts Inc.

More Info for Shrek – The Musical
Apr 09 - 10 / 2024
Your favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning film.