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"Shrek the Musical" February 18-21

Shrek the Musical  is our spring musical. Performances are Thursday-Saturday, February 18-20 at 8 p.m. followed by a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on February 21. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Reserved seats in the center sections are $20, available online at Read about special Saturday Shrek events below.

In addition to elementary, middle school and high school students, the production will feature several adult Temple ISD employees. These include Anitra Ball (Scott Elementary), Thomas Bedwell (Raye-Allen Elementary), Lamar Collins (Temple High), Terry Denson (Temple High), Catrina Lotspeich (Temple ISD Fine Arts), Sean Mann (Lamar Middle School) and Abigail Scarborough (Travis Science Academy).

If you show your Shrek tickets February 18-21, Bosses Pizza, Wings & Burgers (1323 South 57th Street, Temple) will donate 20% of your receipt to the theatre.

On his 7th birthday, two ogre parents send their son Shrek out of their house and into the world to make his living. They warn him that because of his looks, everyone will hate him, and he will not have a happy ending. Some years later, an embittered, grown up Shrek (Daniel Eshbaugh) is living contentedly alone in a swamp.

However, his solitude is disrupted when a band of fairytale creatures arrive that were banished by the evil Lord Farquaad (Nick Winkler). Shrek decides to travel to see Farquaad and try to regain his swamp. Along the way, he rescues a talkative Donkey (J'Kobe Stevens).

Farquaad says that if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona (Emma Tolleson) , who is currently trapped in a castle guarded by a fire-breathing Dragon (Marina Quintanilla), he will give Shrek the deed to his swamp. Shrek and Donkey set off to find Fiona, and try to restore things back as they were.

CLICK HERE for the Information Page, which contains the Cast of Characters, the Production Staff, the Rehearsal Schedule and artwork.

Below is an article by Tyler Agnew that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on February 18, 2016. Photography by Michael Miller.



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Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Kayla Stewart
Office 254-215-7278

Assistant Director
Evan Scott

Technical Director
Andy Reed

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30 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 30 years in a row (as of March 2022). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)