Sunday, June 11, 2017


Later on this evening, in time for The Tony's (8pm ET), we'll have 6 performances for Shrek The Musical in the bag. Now, to be honest, I'm not a fan of the trend of turning cartoon musicals into live-action musicals, as the cartoon is already a musical. Whatever.   We have a very talented cast this summer. But first, here's me and the costume crew, minus The Boss and our 2 actor/techs.

photo by Duke Guthrie

 Elizabeth R. P. Black, Kelby King, Loretta Steed, Jorden Watson, and me.

The rest of the photos were taking by Paul Levy and are publicity photos, not production photos.

 Projection logo designed by VSU alumni Jason Lee Courson


 Lord Farquaad (Alec James) riding on his horse with Fiona (Megan Wheeler) with Shrek (Alexander Mendoza, Actor's Equity member) and the guards, Joe Mason, Brandon Chandler, Terrance Searcy, Jeffery Oakman, Cal Bumgardner, Cooper Shaw, Andrew Poston, Olin Davidson

 The fairy tale characters that get run out of town: Kaitlyn Batchlor, Cal Bummgardner, Brandon Chandler, Olin Davidson, Jacks Dean, John Laurent Dean, Megan Foose, Delancey Gavrielle Hsu, Hudson Hardesty Hsu, Alexandria Joy, Amanda Lopez, Joe Mason, Lillabeth Mason, Aaron Moore, Meredith Morse, Jeffery Oakman, Andrew Poston, Rudy Redhage, Elle Scruggs, Terrance Searcy, Cooper Shaw, Abigail St. John, Cassandra Stowe, Maggie Tarpley, Rebecca Walker.

 Princess Fiona (Megan Wheeler) is a morning person. The Bluebird puppet is from StageWorthy Arts, McKinney, TX

 Happy townspeople with baby Shrek. Megan Foose, Abigail St.John, Cooper Shaw, Brandon Chandler, Jacks Dean, Jeffery Oakman, Kaitlyn Batchlor.

 Lord Farquaad and Princes Fiona (Alec James and Megan Wheeler)

 Shrek and Fiona (Alexander Mendoza, Megan Wheeler). Alexander wears a fake nose, that head piece and hand's for the whole show. And the green make up.  

Donkey (Imari Thompson) doesn't have to wear green make-up, just this fur suit the whole time he's on stage. There's a big fan and lots of towels and water for him to use every time  he's off stage. 

 All the costumes, except for a few pieces are rented from Harris Costumes in Fort worth, TX. With the amount of time we have and the amount of costumes in this show it would be all but impossible to build the costume in house. After all, we have My Fair Lady opening in 2 weeks! Can you say "Ascot"?

I'll be posting more about the shows through out the season.  Stay tuned.


  1. Fab photos, great one of you! x

  2. Methinks the wardrobe team faced serious challenges in co-ordinating who wore what, and when. Gads, can't imagine the costume racks! Do hope there were some "big fans, water and towels" for you, too.

  3. I tried to watch Shrek the Musical on Netflix a while back and turned it off after like ten minutes. I hated it, BUT I think I'd appreciate it better live knowing a someone I know was involved.

  4. well, it looks like a great musical anyway, lots of characters, action and fun!, but I always feel bad about actors who have to wear a furry costume!