A very large musical on a very small high school stage with no
offstage space: that was the design problem on Moreau Catholic High
School's production of Shrek.
The design solution was to borrow an idea from the first scene
in the show and create a storybook that would allow for very quick
changes between the various locations. This way everything could
be on stage all the time and still fit right into the story. The
book was on a revolving book stand which rotated to reveal Fiona's
room in the tower.
Additional acting areas were created with stacks of "books"
which could roll around as needed to create steps, a bridge, and
Moreau Catholic High School, Hayward, CA