Shrek The Musical
Australia’s leading theatre producer John Frost today announced that the Broadway smash hit Shrek The Musical is coming to Australia. This lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star in early January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne and the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane.
With music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical is based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek!. When it was launched, the film Shrek was the first Academy Award winner for the Best Animated Feature, was the #1 highest grossing animated film and the third-highest grossing film. Still today, three of the Shrek films are in the Top 20 Highest Grossing Animated Films of all time.
Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to life on the 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 bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with 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 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, the show has been lauded by critics and audiences alike, receiving eight Tony Award nominations, 12 Drama Desk nominations, 10 Outer Critics Circle nominations, three Drama League nominations and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album.
Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! Tickets are on sale now – secure yours at ShrekTheMusical.com.au.