Winner of the Lawrence Oliver, Tony, and Drama Desk awards, Shrek the Musical starts off as many fairy tales do: “Once upon a time …” Yet this story is all but your typical fairy tale. After accepting he will live alone, apart from the “Big Bright Beautiful World” outside, Shrek’s swamp is invaded by fairy tale misfits thanks to a new decree by a short-tempered lord. Shrek sets off on a quest, hoping to return to the way things were, but with a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess, will Shrek get what he wants? And is alone on a patch of swamp far, far away from the bright, beautiful world what he truly wants?
Book/Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire / Music by Jeanine Tesori
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Hwy
Coral Gables, FL 33146