Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Now Open at Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage "Shrek The Musical" to close out the 2016-2017 season. Margarett Perry will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre from April 20th through April 30th, 2017. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. Check out photos from the show below!

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animated film, "Shrek The Musical" is this season's must-see musical for the entire family! Join our unlikely Ogre hero and his loyal steed, a wise cracking Donkey, as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful - if slightly temperamental - Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of homeless fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you've got the biggest, brightest all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza around! "Shrek The Musical" received eight 2009 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. "Shrek" is a joyous monster hit!

Director Margarett Perry says, "This is a story that is about when we don't feel accepted and we want more - but we don't think we're good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. This story gives us hope to come out of our shell and find our truth and beauty as a person. It is so funny and so endearing."

Perry added, "The challenge in bringing Shrek to the stage is to honor the original material - the book and the animated feature that we know and love. We have to create fairytale creatures that are not cartoons - but real people. Our team has done an incredible job creating these vivid fairytale characters, but they have a contemporary spin. They are just a little more relatable as we recognize a piece of ourselves in them. It has also been an incredible experience to create some of these characters with the collaboration of UCONN's Puppet Arts department."

Photo credit: Gerry Goodstein

Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Now Open at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Scott Redmond and Will Mann Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Now Open at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Valerie Badjan and Scott Redmond Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Now Open at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
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