Director & Choreographer: Kikau Alvaro
Musical & Vocal Director: Brandon Adams
Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs and great dancing, Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!
Shrek The Musical held an out-of-town tryout at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle from August 14, 2008 to September 21, 2008. It began previews at The Broadway Theatre on November 8, 2008 and opened on December 14, 2008. Directed by Jason Moore and choreographed by Josh Prince, the production featured Brian d’Arcy James, Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber, John Tartaglia and Daniel Breaker. At the time, it was the most expensive musical to open on Broadway. The show closed January 3, 2010, after 441 performances, 37 previews, and a 12 month Broadway run.
Shrek The Musical is a family friendly show rated PG.