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Shrek the Musical (2013)

Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek!

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Shrek (as Brian D'Arcy James)
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Pinocchio / Magic Mirror / Dragon Puppeteer
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Leah Greenhaus ...
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Sugar Plum Fairy / Gingy / Dragonette (as Haven Burton)
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Bobby Daye ...
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Aymee Garcia ...
Mama Bear / Dragonette
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Young Shrek / Dwarf
Justin Greer ...

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Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek!

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Trivia

The film Shrek was made to poke fun at the Disney empire. The Broadway incarnation contines the tradition with references to a slew of other musicals, including Wicked, Chicago, The Lion King, Gypsy, Les Miserables, Once Upon a Mattress, RENT, and Dreamgirls. See more »

Quotes

Lord Farquaad: [seizes a crown and puts it on] All this hocus pocus alters nothing! This marriage is binding and that makes me king. See? See? As for YOU, my wife, I'll have you locked back in that tower for the rest of your days!
Shrek: No! Actually, you won't!
[whistles. Farquaad does not notice the low growling of the dragon outside]
Lord Farquaad: What are you doing, you insolent beast? I'll see you drawn and quartered! I am king! I'll have order!
[the dragon breaks through the window and breathes fire at Farquaad, roasting him]
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Connections

Referenced in Music Movies: The Producers (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Story of My Life
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
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A Nice Adaptation
25 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's nice when the producers of these musical gems see fit to do a nicely cinematic rendition of such lays. After watching "Phantom" at the Royal Albert Hall and then this one as a presentation on Netflix, I'm hoping that more will be saved for always. This is not the world's greatest musical, but it is full of life, wonderful characters, and a nice edge to it. It has two or three very good songs and lots of topical material. The two leads in particular capture the Disney original and are able to poke fun at themselves. If there is a downside, it does go on a bit long and the fairy tale characters aren't used quite as much as they could be. I remember seeing Prince Farquhar on the Tony Awards and was amazed at his dexterity, playing the entire part on his knees. I would imagine that most of the theater goers already know the plot but the magic still gets us from the get go.


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