Shrek the Musical

An entirely new musical, SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series. SHREK THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change), and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises).



SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Pantages Theatre

(Los Angeles, CA)
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Shrek the Musical US Tour Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that single tickets are on sale for its company premiere of the new-to-Chicago production of Singin' in the Rain in the 2020/21 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Laura Benanti is asking her high school-aged followers to send videos of them singing songs from their cancelled shows. Check out a roundup of some of the videos she has received below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
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by Abigail Charpentier - Jan 24, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
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by Andrew Child - Feb 4, 2020
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by Keith Waits - Feb 27, 2020
BWW Feature: 2020 ARTS-LOUISVILLE/BROADWAY WORLD THEATRE AWARDS at Arts-Louisville.com
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, a family-friendly, fun world premiere musical, comes to First Stage this March. Based on the bestselling book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Adam Rex, First Stage Playwright in Residence John Maclay wrote the book and lyrics with Eric Nordin, also doing music and lyrics. First Stage favorite Kelly Doherty, (outstanding as Miss Trunchbull in last season's hit MATILDA The Musical), will be making her First Stage directing debut with this production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the four young actresses who will play the role of Young Princess Fiona during the Melbourne season of the multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL. This lavish and fun musical plays at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February. The role of Young Princess Fiona will be shared in Melbourne by Charlize Costantin (9 years old, from Montmorency), Lilah Crotty (10, Coburg), Isobel Lauber (9, Doreen) and Charlotte Lundy (12, Highton).
by Lily Lim - Feb 18, 2020
3-D Theatricals continues its 2019-2020 season with Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production, which will be directed by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Broadway's Avenue Q and Shrek The Musical) and choreographed by Linda Love Simmons (3-D Theatricals' Once The Musical) with musical direction and conducting by Benet Braun (La Mirada Theatre's Grumpy Old Men: The Musical). Kinky Boots will play February 14-March 1 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA). Opening night is Saturday, February 15. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Daniel Casey will star as Sam, Annie and Walter respectively in SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle. They are joined by Harriet Thorpe as Eleanor, Tania Mathurin as Becky and Jake Sharp as Rob. SLEEPLESS will premiere in London on 1 April 2020 at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London, with previews from 24 March.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
This Easter, despite the lock-down, Regal Entertainments Ltd have created a free online Pantomime for all the family to enjoy, and what better fairy-tale to be presented during a lock-down than that of a young girl locked up in a tower?
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 3, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
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by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced Berkshire Theatre's revised 2020 Season. Below is a message from Kate Maguire, sent out to all patrons on March 31: