Sharing the stage with Shrek in Philadelphia


Greta Rebecca of South Seaville made her debut earlier this month at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia in “Shrek the Musical.”

Greta, 8, a third grade student, is part of the ensemble cast in the Thursday matinees and all weekend performances from Nov. 16, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020. She will also be performing with the cast of “Shrek” live on television during the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

A former student at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School (BMRCS) in Cape May Court House, Greta is currently being homeschooled during the performance, with plans to return to BMRCS in January.

According to her parents, Greta is no stranger to the stage as she has performed in many school, local and off-Broadway productions. Previously, she came up with the idea for the school to raise money for the local hospital pediatric unit. This culminated in the production of the successful Bishop’s Got Talent show which raised $4,500 for Cape Regional Foundation to benefit the health system’s Pediatrics Department.

She was recently selected as one of the youngest performers for the NYC Tap Crew, led by Becca and Thommie Retter. She dances with Jazz Unlimited of Marlton, N.J. Locally, she performs with Hands Up Silent Theatre, which produces musical theatre shows while incorporating American Sign Language (ASL).