Alexander Gemignani, Julia Murney, Rob McClure, Natalie Venetia Belcon Cast in Muny's Shrek The Musical

Principal casting has been announced for the St. Louis Muny's upcoming production of Shrek The Musical, which will begin performances at the famed outdoor venue June 24.

Chaplin star Rob McClure
Chaplin star Rob McClure

Directed by John Tartaglia and choreographed by Vince Pesce, the limited engagement will continue through June 30.

The cast will be led by Alexander Gemignani as Shrek with Julia Murney as Princess Fiona, Rob McClure as Lord Farquaad, Michael James Scott as Donkey and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Dragon.

"These are five of the finest talents working on Broadway today," said Muny executive producer Mike Isaacson in a statement. "I'm thrilled they'll be joining John and Vince in creating a new and vibrant production of Shrek for the Muny audience."

Based on the classic film, Shrek The Musical has a book by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.

The Muny production will feature scenic design by Steve and Sam Gilliam, sound design by Jason Krueger, lighting design by Nathan Scheuer and costume design by Andrea Lauer. Greg Anthony serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Michael Clarkston.

Single tickets will be available beginning June 1 at The Muny Box Office in Forest Park, online or by phone. For more information, call (314) 361-1900 or visit