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SHREK closing on January 3rd

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SHREK closing on January 3rd#1
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:15pm
Per Chris Sieber's Facebook.
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Updated On: 10/21/09 at 05:15 PM
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#2
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:16pm
beautywickedlover is going to hyperventilate.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#2
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:16pm
No, maybe I will! Aw, that's really sad to see another go!
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#3
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:19pm
Aw, it wasn't anything that good, but it was cute and I enjoyed myself the two times I saw it...
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#4
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:23pm
I POSTED this in the other shrek thread
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#5
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:24pm
Uh, ok. Sorry...?
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#6
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:25pm
Well, why can't it have it's own separate thread? It pertains to the show's closing. Besides, that other thread is just ridiculous.

I wonder when there will be an official article on this.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#7
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:26pm
Sad to hear.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#8
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:26pm
I know I should have known this was coming, but it still really hurts.

I really enjoyed this show and I find it ironic that it's closing one day before my one year anniversary of having seen it. I will for sure be at closing and seeing a few more times before then.

Shrek. <3
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#9
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:26pm
I wonder if this thread will be deleted before the "official announcement" and then reposted with the BWW article. Ha.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#10
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:30pm
Guess I'll have to go check it out again. Sucks for Ben Crawford, but I guess it gets to play the lead role during the busiest time of the year.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#11
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:35pm
^ When has Ben Crawford become an it??
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#12
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:37pm
The official announcement was just posted.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#13
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:40pm
Per Chris Sieber:

Well.....nothing lasts forever...SHREK will close January 3rd...it was an amazing ride and a pleasure to do.....if you have not seen it...get thee to the Broadway theatre!!!
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#15
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:45pm
Awww. I was just telling people about Shrek the musical today and we were all saying we wanted to see it soon. Guess that's not happening. re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd

Unless, of course, it tours in DC...
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#16
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:46pm
Awwww...
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#17
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:53pm
What a shame

We enjoyed it a hell of a lot more than the overhyped & in our opinion overrated Wicked.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#18
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:54pm
A-men, Roxy.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#19
Posted: 10/21/09 at 5:56pm
Woah, not cool-their block of tickets is still up until May 2010!
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#20
Posted: 10/21/09 at 6:03pm
Because it was JUST announced. Ticketmaster can only work so fast.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#21
Posted: 10/21/09 at 6:13pm
*sigh*. I think it was a great underrated show with a great message, and it's too bad that it didn't catch on. I do want to say that I'm annoyed by Reidel and others taking shots at it for it being so corporate, and not seeing the real value in it, but I suppose there's nothing I can do. Oh, well, a year is a pretty good run, and I'm kind of looking forward to some sort of minimalist revival in the future, just to show everyone how strong the writing actually is.
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#22
Posted: 10/21/09 at 6:13pm
Very sad news. I grew to enjoy this adaptation. Cheers to the creative team, and the cast that was chock full of talent.

When do Brian and Sutton leave again?
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#23
Posted: 10/21/09 at 6:13pm
So wait, what about that filmed performance?
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re: SHREK closing Jan. 3rd#24
Posted: 10/21/09 at 6:14pm
Obviously SOMETHING is planned for it.