Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Follow the adventures of Shrek, his sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquad and every fairytale adventure you know and love in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the blockbuster DreamWorks Animation film. A little green ogre grows up to be a big, disgusting, layered hero. Shrek finds himself on a life-changing journey to rescue the feisty princess with his witty and sarcastic friend, Donkey. Along the way, they encounter a lively cookie, a flirty dragon, and a small villain. Can this grumpy, ugly ogre find it in his heart to love someone as ugly as himself? We promise magic to every degree from the music to the costumes and sets. This is a performance the entire family will enjoy!
Please Note: An Open-Caption Performance of this production will be available on Friday, July 19 at 8:00pm and Saturday, July 20 at 2:00pm.
On SHREK THE MUSICAL — Director's Thoughts
You Do You
Take a moment to think of the strongest memory you have of feeling embarrassed to be different. Maybe you were little and someone made fun of something about you. Or maybe you noticed your difference yourself and tried to find ways to smooth out your rough edges before anyone could say anything. What was it about yourself that you specifically wished could be more like everyone else? Think about that thing for a second.
The story of Shrek is the story of that part of you, that part in each of us. This is the story of how we come to hide or embrace that part of ourselves, and what can happen when we do. This story reminds us that someday someone will love us, not despite that quirk, but because of it; that our closest friends, our deepest connections and our greatest triumphs come from the wellspring of whatever makes us authentically us, and what we had to fight through to get here. This story looks our insecurity in the face and tells us that when we are brave enough to be ourselves, no matter how strange, life is richer and so much more fun. The lumpy, green weirdo inside us might just be the very best, most interesting part of us after all.
So lean in to who you are, warts and all. Do that thing you’ve always wanted to do: take that flamenco class you’ve been thinking about, wear that crazy bow tie you love, laugh out loud, and celebrate life as you. We have so little time in this precious life. Don’t spend another second of it trying to be perfect. Hoist your freak flag, and let that thing FLY.
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