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Broadway has been forever changed thanks to the loud, strange, and smelly Shrek the Musical. This family-friendly romp through a fractured fairy tale world has all the energy and humor of the Dreamworks animated films with an all-new score that leaves audiences laughing and humming along. The cartoonish costumes and settings are sure to please the kids, and the actors' wacky performances and witty remarks give the adults something to laugh at. And through the hilarity, there are beautiful and touching moments and important messages about being yourself and making your own happy ending. Featuring such memorable songs as "Big Bright Beautiful World," "I Know It's Today," and "This is Our Story," Shrek the Musical is a show for everyone. Check out the schedule and get your Shrek tickets today!Plot Synopsis:
Once upon a time, there is a young ogre named Shrek. On his seventh birthday, his parents decide it is time for him to grow up and make a life for himself...so they kick him out. He soon learns that the outside world can be cruel, and it seems everyone hates him for his monstrous appearance. So he resigns himself to live bitterly alone in a swamp. But one day, his swamp becomes overrun with an assortment of storybook characters (Pinocchio, the three little pigs, etc...). The evil Lord Farquaad has evicted them from their homes in his attempt to create a pure kingdom, free of "fairy tale freaks." Shrek takes it upon himself to straighten this Lord Farquaad out so that he can get back to his peace and quiet. On the way, he rescues a spunky and talkative Donkey from being captured, and he insists on joining Shrek on his journey.
Meanwhile, Lord Farquaad is desperate to marry a princess and become King of Duloc. He learns that the beautiful Princess Fiona is trapped in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. When Shrek arrives, Farquaad decides his stature makes him the perfect one to rescue the princess, and his reward will be the deed to his swamp. Shrek begrudgingly accepts the task, and soon finds himself at a dark and scary castle. While Donkey distracts the Dragon, whose rage subsides when Donkey inadvertently woos her, Shrek climbs to the highest room in the tallest tower and discovers the waiting princess. It turns out that due to years and years of patient waiting, Fiona has developed a desperate desire to have her fairy-tale rescue go just the way it does in the storybooks, but Shrek is no Prince Charming, and he is forced to carry her away. Fiona is dissatisfied with her unconventional rescuer, but Shrek and Fiona soon find that they have more in common than they thought. Order some Shrek tickets today to see this story's happily ever after!Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission Advisory: Fun for all ages! Awards: 2009 Tony Awards: 8 nominations, 1 win 2009 Drama Desk Awards: 12 nominations, 3 wins 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards: 10 nomination, 4 wins Creative Team: Book and Lyrics David Lindsay-Abaire Music Jeanine Tesori Shrek the Musical News: July 25, 2010 Shrek officially began its US Tour in Chicago!