Details of Shrek and the Ticket Luck value
Shrek the Musical is the highly anticipated musical based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek, as well as the hit DreamWorks Animation film Shrek.
The movie was directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, and starred the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. It won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, a category introduced in 2001.
The 2004 sequel, Shrek 2, remains the third highest grossing movie of all time and highest grossing animated film of all time. The latest chapter of the Shrek story, Shrek the Third, is the 2nd highest grossing film of 2007. Shrek the Halls, the recent ABC television special, was one of the most watched TV programs of 2007.
The musical is directed by Jason Moore, who also staged the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Avenue Q. It is the production of DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd.
Its music is composed by Jeanine Tesori (Olivier Award-winner for Caroline, or Change and three-time Tony Award nominee) and lyrics are by Pulitzer Prize winner, David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole).
Destined for Broadway, the extravagant production has been getting a workout at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, officially opening September 10 after three weeks of previews. Shrek will be opening on the Broadway in November.
The cast is quite memorable. Main characters of this musical include Shrek, a swamp-dwelling ogre who takes unapologetic delight in all things icky and rank, his wisecracking sidekick, Donkey; the lovely Princess Fiona; little Lord Farquaad and a host of everybody's favorite fairytale creatures from popular children stories and rhymes like Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, Peter Pan, etc.
Reduced from mythic status to a gaggle of ragtag protesters bemoaning their treatment by Farquaad, these whiny icons further the comedy's intractable irreverence.
The show starts with a reference to Shrek as a child ogre. As the musical version of this faux fairy tale gets underway, we see Shrek and his parents getting ready to celebrate this cute little ogre's 7th birthday.
As a pint-sized Shrek frisks about, pretending to be a knight, Momma & Poppa Ogre sit him down and -- through song explain that he needs to toughen up and so now its time to leave the home and embark on his journey. All this gives the audience a reason to actually care about this title character.
By giving Shrek this sort of backstory the plot point gives the ogre and the long-locked-away princess yet another reason to bond. Shrek and Fiona were both bused & abandoned by their parents.
They squabble about who actually had the worst childhood which eventually leads to their second act challenge song, "I Think I Got You Beat." After that Shrek is all alone trying to face the "Big Bright Beautiful World" which isn't welcoming at all.
He settles into his familiar swamp and grows to maturity in the person of the rich-voiced Broadway vet Brian d'Arcy James, while in the nearby kingdom of Duloc, a host of familiar fairy tale characters led by Pinocchio (the delightful John Tartaglia) are banished to the said swamp by the small but eminently scene-stealing Lord Farquaad (played by the dazzling Christopher Sieber).
Shrek travels to Farquaad's castle in Duloc, accompanied by a fast-talking donkey, to plead for his solitude back. The evil Farquaad promises Shrek his swamp if he rescues the Princess Fiona (he needs to marry a princess in order to become a king) from her dragon-guarded imprisonment.
Some of the dialogues are straight from the movie and do a great job of keeping the humor from the movie, while maximizing its potential as a stage production with clever sets and performances. Christopher Sieber parades around the stage on his knees all the time.
He delights in dangling small movements for hearty laughs, elaborating his royal ambition in the barn-burning "Things Are Looking Up in Duloc." But his hatred of magical souls is given a juicy backstory in "The Ballad of Farquaad."
The set and costume designs are masterworks of stagecraft, breathtaking in their scope and assertiveness, adapting the film's computer-generated look to the imprecision of real-life actors.
With its loads of smirky fun, this spectacular 2 1/2-hour production is sure to charm both the young and old.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:I cant seem to find the desired info im looking for. Your help regarding shrek the musical will be appreciated!
A:Sure! Information on Tour dates, concerts, venues, tickets and their prices is available here. Please browse through our inventory of Shrek Tickets and you will hopefully get your desired information.
Q:I dont want to take a headache of standing in line and buying tickets to shrek the musical broadway ny. Can I reserve them online through this site?
A:Definitely. TicketLuck is an online marketplace of premium event tickets, offering hassle-free 100% secure environment. Reserve your Shrek New York tickets with complete confidence.
Q:Is it cheaper to buy discount shrek tickets through TicketLuck and will my seats be better?
A:Indeed, it is! Order your tickets through TicketLuck because weve got a crack on Shrek tickets to the best seats. Book your tickets at cheaper rates from us.
Q:Hey, I am thinking of taking my kids for shrek musical. Would i be able to get discount coupons for shrek musical tickets?
A:Yea sure, we offer family discount coupons as well. You can contact one of our Live Help Staff to get you discounted coupons of the famous Shrek tickets.
Q:My kids love shrek! How do I find out where they can watch a show?
A:To find out if tickets are available for a certain event, please click on the event required and any available tickets will be displayed.
Q:I was referred by my friend to you guys for a shrek discount code. I cant seem to find it anywhere. How will i know what my discount code is?
A:Please get your discount code by contacting our Livehelp Operator. Use our special code and enjoy instant nice savings on Shrek Tickets.
Q:Will you let me know in case Shrek comes to NY so that I can get shrek new york tickets?
A:Sign up for our Concierge Service at the following link: http://www.ticketluck.com/concierge.php Just sign up and leave the rest on us.
Q:How can i purchase tickets to shrek the musical, memphis?
A:You can purchase Shrek Tickets through Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. No other forms of payment are acceptable.
Q:Are tickets to shrek on ice in pittsburgh, pa still available?
A:Yes we still have Shrek Tickets available. You can purchase them at cheaper rates. Place an rder as soon as possible.
Q:Do the child tickets to shrek the musical in memphis cost the same as adult tickets?
A:The cost of Shrek Tickets for children depend upon the policy of venue management. Kindly consult before purchasing.
Q:Do the child tickets for lion king in cincinnati, ohio at the procter gamble hall cost the same as adult tickets?
A:The cost of Shrek Tickets for children depend upon the policy of venue management.Kindly consult before purchasing.
Q:Will there be a ticket for Shrek the Musical Minneapolis for kids under two?
A:Shrek Tickets for children under two years of age depends on the venue. Contact the venue directly for details.
Q:What if shrek the musicalin atlanta ga gets canceled?
A:If the event gets canceled, your Shrek Tickets will be issued with a new venue or time, as the case maybe.
Q:Do you have the shrek tickets san francisco available in your inventory ?
A:Oh yes, we do have many Shrek Tickets available. Just log on and check for the tickets !
Q:Can i get shrek tickets buffalo ny today?
A:Sure, we still have Shrek Tickets available. Purchase them online as soon as possible.
Q:Can the tickets to shrek the musical jacksonville fl be exchanged?
A:As per the company policy,Shrek Tickets cannot be exchanged under any circumstances.
Q:Do you still have shrek the musical, cleveland.ohio tickets?
A:Yes we still have Shrek Tickets available. Purchase them onlien as soon as possible.
Q:Hello, my son is a big Shrek fan. Can i get shrek new york tickets?
A:Yes, you can. Please, visit our website and buy Shrek Tickets at discounted prices.
Q:Do you have the shrek san francisco discounted tickets ?
A:We have the Shrek Tickets available at our website. You will also get a discount !
Q:Are seats in shreck detroit together?
A:Seats for any event are usually together unless mentioned on your Shrek Tickets.
Q:Are tickets to schrek musical in pittsburg refundable?
A:No,Shrek Tickets are not refundable. Sales once made are considered to be final.
Q:Do you have cheap shrek tickets here? Please do not say no! :s
A:There are loads of Shrek tickets available on our site! Make your pick NOW!
Q:Can I get my shrek play new orleans tickets canceled from you?
A:Shrek Tickets will not get canceled as all deals with us are final.
Q:Do you guys sell cheap shrek tickets?
A:TicketLuck is one of the best places to buy cheap Shrek tickets.
Q:What is the validity period for shrek promo code tbpac?
A:Shrek Tickets on codes are valid till the day of the event.
Q:Will my children like it at the shrek tickets orlando?
A:Shrek Tickets are fun for all so go for it.
Q:Are shrek the musical in hartford ct tickets guaranteed with you?
A:Shrek Tickets are 100% guaranteed with us.