Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.



Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2


Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.


This licensed version was developed specifically for the secondary licensing market and retains certain elements of the show from the Original Broadway Production and subsequent National Tour.

This orchestration is designed to be stick conducted from the podium and has 2 keyboards both of which are heavily programmed and essential to the sound of the show.

Keyboard 1 has over 60 unique instruments and sounds in the programming with close to 200 patch changes throughout the show. Although this is the primary piano book, some of the ther sounds include various acoustic pianos, EP’s, and organs, strings, orchestral brass,  woodwinds, and percussion, accordion, music box, and the infamous farts and burps in  “I Think I Got You Beat“. This book will require a proficient pianist to navigate the difficult part and programming.

Keyboard 2 has over 75 instruments and sounds with nearly 250 patch changes. This book is not for the faint of heart but is a blast to play. Some of the sounds you will hear are various Orchestral Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Harp Glissandi, and Percussion as well as the Farfisa Organ and various EP’s. Both books are super rewarding to learn and play and will be a favorite for years to come.


Synth/Keyboard programming by: Kevin Roland


Book by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the motion picture by: DreamWorks Animation
Based on the book ‘Shrek!’ by: William Steig
Musical Director: Tim Weil
Music orchestrated by: Danny Troob
Associate Orchestrator: John Clancy
Dance arrangements by: Matthew Sklar
Vocal arrangements by: Jeanine Tesori and Tim Weil
Incidental Music Arranger: Tim Weil

Conducted by: Tim Weil
Associate Conductor: Jason DeBord
Keyboards: John Deley and Jason DeBord
Concert Master: Antoine Silverman
Violin: Jonathan Dinklage, Entcho Todorov and Sean Carney
Cello: Jeanne LeBlanc and Anja Wood
Acoustic Bass: Bill Ellison
Flute: Anders Bostrom
Reeds: Charles Pillow, Jack Bashkow and Ronald Jannelli
Trumpet: Anthony Kadleck and Bud Burridge
Trombone: Bruce Eidem and Morris Kainuma
French Horn: Adam Krauthamer
Guitar: Kenny Brescia and Bobby Baxmeyer
Electric Bass: Luico Hopper
Drums: Warren Odze
Percussion: Shane Shanahan
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller
Music Copier: Kaye-Houston Music


Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. 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.


MTI Access Code

If you have obtained the performance rights for this show, please enter the Access Code provided to your organization by MTI to automatically verify your license and proceed to payment. If you do not have this Access Code or have not yet obtained the rights, you can still proceed by choosing your programming and filling out the short form below. You will have an opportunity to upload your contract or have us manually verify your license prior to payment. Once that process is complete, you will receive an email with an invoice and link for payment before receiving download instructions for the programming.

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Our keyboard patches require the industry standard MainStage 3® application available only in the Apple App Store. This is only available for Mac computers running MacOS. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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  • Each book selected requires a separate computer running MainStage 3®.
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