Shrek the Musical Jr. At The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

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Shrek and FionaMy kids love Shrek. They love the movies and the holiday show. It’s one of those animated shows that even adults enjoy. When I heard that Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati had a stage version, I was super excited! I was even more excited because my favorite actor was returning…Bob Herzog, as Donkey!

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati brings this production to life on the Taft Theatre stage April 8-10, 16-17, 2016.

In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig.  Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.  Music by Jeanine Tesori.  Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.  Original production directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.  “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond.  Puppets by The Frisch Marionettes. Directed and Choreographed by Roderick Justice.

SHREK THE MUSICAL JR. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, is playing April 8-10, 16-17, 2016. Showtimes are:

Friday April 8 at 7:30 PM

Saturday April 9 at 2 PM

Sunday, April 10 at 2 PM

Saturday, April 16 at 2 PM and 5 PM

Sunday, April 17 at 2 PM

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is located at 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets prices are $7-$25. You may call 1-800-745-3000 or visit for tickets.


Would you and a friend like to check out this performance on us?  Well, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has partnered with I’m Living the Good Life to give one lucky reader FOUR tickets to the opening night performance—that show is Friday, April 8th at 7:30pm.  Please make sure you can attend that show time before entering, as the performance time cannot be changed.  Must be 18 and live in the surrounding area to win.

Here’s how to enter:

Entry 1:  Tell me who you would love to take to this show.

Entry 2:  Share this giveaway on Facebook and tag I’m Living the Good Life as well as The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.  Leave a comment that you did.

Entry 3:  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment that you did.

That’s it!  Enter soon because opening night is going to be here before you know it!  The winner will be drawn randomly on Monday April 4th and announced on Facebook.  The winner has 24 hours to respond before another is drawn.

Disclaimer:  I was given complementary tickets for the show in exchange for this giveaway and review.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Stephanie Egan says

    I would love to take my kids to see the show, I think they would have a blast!