directed and choreographed by Naomi Costain
musical director and conductor Michael Doherty

Year I & II

Dave Dunnet Theatre Musical

MAY 6 - 14 2022
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Beautiful Ain’t Always Pretty

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Tony-Award winning SHREK the Musical is the story of a grumpy, gruff, green ogre who lives in an ugly green swamp in happy isolation. When a group of homeless fairy tale characters burst upon his swamp, seeking refuge from the persecution of the cruel, vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, Shrek seeks out Farquaad in a desperate attempt to regain his swamp’s hermetic peace and is offered a deal: Lord Farquaad will give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. 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.

“The musical takes the original SHREK and builds upon its message of acceptance, not only underscoring that “Beauty isn’t always pretty,” but with one of the biggest musical numbers being  “Let Your Freak Flag Fly” it’s clear the overarching theme is how being different is awesome. What else can we learn from SHREK? Everyone can find love, Better out than in, Everyone has layers, Nothing is handed to you, True love beats everything else, Friends are family and Intercultural relationships work. In addition to being hilarious, uplifting and inclusive – things we all need right now, SHREK The Musical has over 40 named characters, many of whom are gender fluid, making it a perfect Year-End Musical for our students to delve into and all be challenged.

What: SHREK The Musical

Who: The Canadian College of Performing Arts’ Year I and II students

Where: Dave Dunnet Theatre, at Oak Bay High School, 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd.

While CCPA students have been rehearsing since March, the production team has been tasked to recreate this award-winning musical’s costume design. Adding a poignant dimension, CCPA Year II students will graduate following their closing performance in front of a live audience. The production will take place at the Dave Dunnet Theatre and is also available online for select livestream dates. To ensure a safe in-person experience per current Public Health Orders, audiences will be capped at 75%, and masks are highly encouraged.


Ticket Prices




Group Rates (10 or more)

Adult $40

Household $38

Adult Groups $36/person

Senior $37

Individual $24

Senior Groups $27.75/person

Student/Artist $25


Student Groups $12.50/person

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Performance Schedule (PST)

Friday May 6: 7:30pm (In-person and livestreamed)
(Gina Bayliss as Fiona)

Saturday May 7: 12:30pm* (In-person)
(Gina Bayliss as Fiona)

Saturday May 7: 6:30pm (In-person)
(Gina Bayliss as Fiona)

Sunday May 8: 2:00pm (Pre-recorded video only)
(Yasmin D’Oshun as Fiona)

Thursday May 12: 7:30pm (in-person and pre-recorded video)
(Yasmin D’Oshun as Fiona)

Friday May 13: 7:30pm (in-person and pre-recorded video)
(Yasmin D’Oshun as Fiona)

Saturday May 14: 12:30pm (in-person and pre-recorded video)
(Yasmin D’Oshun as Fiona)

Saturday May 14: 6:30pm (in-person and livestreamed)
(Yasmin D’Oshun as Fiona)

* = relaxed performance

Directed and Choreographed by Naomi Costain
Musical Director and Conductor Michael Doherty

Managing Artistic Director Caleb Marshall

Performed by CCPA Year 1 & 2 Students