Behind the Scenes
When it comes to frogs or ogres, it’s not easy being green. This phenomenon is explored to enlightening effect in Barter Theatre’s production of Shrek The Musical. Adapted from the much-loved DreamWorks animated film, David Lindsay-Abaire’s book and lyrics with Jeanine Tesori’s music bring this touching and funny story to the stage for an exciting theatrical experience. A departure from the sweet storybook fairy tale, this fable of epic proportions based on the book by William Steig has become a cherished story of outcasts doomed to loneliness because of something quirky in their natures. The ogre Shrek and his beloved Fiona endure life’s slings and arrows to discover that what began as a curse turns out to be life’s fortune. Bursting with energy and color, fantastic creatures and puppets, plus a myriad of special effects, this inspirational tale of courage and triumph is executed in an unforgettable style.
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