Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wallingford, Connecticut
Everyone's favorite ogre is coming to town! Making his first live stage appearance on Broadway back in 2008, bagging 8 Tony nominations, Shrek The Musical has become a beloved show worldwide. Based on the Dreamworks animated film that made rounds in box offices back in 2001, children and parents of this generation are surely familiar with the cheeky green ogre and his donkey. Taking the swamp and its fairy tale invasions to the live stage, it's an enchanting experience to witness at Shrek The Musical. The show's roster of dates slated for 2024 includes a special stop at Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Sunday, June 9. Without a doubt, the original film remains iconic and unmatched. So hold your horses, because the musical offers a new twist, "a visually and auditory feast for the senses" with astounding set design, choreography, and musical scoring. A familiar tale elevated to a spectacle worthy of acclaim, it's definitely a fantastic fam-bam experience with Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, and the whole gang. Don't miss out by booking your tickets now!
Shrek is back in the swamp! This time around, swamps and fairy tales are making their way to the big stage. Hopping over to Wallingford, Connecticut for a fantastic time of live-stage adventures and fairy tale invasions, Shrek The Musical is bound to serve its unique theatrical twist to the beloved film. Marking its live domination back in 2008, the Broadway spectacle soon found global acclaim, receiving 8 Tony Award nominations alongside an award for Best Costume Design. Once the show begins, you'll definitely be amazed by the musical's set production and cast costumes! Its West End production also received four nominations at the Oliver Awards. It's definitely worthy of all the praise. Shrek and Donkey are killing it!
Their initial 12-month Broadway run served over four hundred performances, proving to be a hit amongst spectators. The familiar tale definitely hit right home. Later on, the show embarked on succeeding tours and crossed borders with national tours around the UK, Ireland, and Australia. International productions were also held in Germany, Argentina, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and many more. Everyone loves Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and their bizarre adventures. Even better, it's a brand-new experience live on stage.
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." Thus, a life-changing adventure began for the unexpected hero. With exciting adventures with a Donkey and a princess oblivious to his rescue, children and parents were definitely hooked. From a grumpy lad who loved living ALONE... he turned into a hero saving a princess, straight from his swamp.
"Although Shrek stems from the 2001 DreamWorks film, it is genuinely theatrical, generous-spirited and mercifully free of the sensory bombardment that afflicts some of its rivals," The Guardian shared in its review of Shrek's 2011 show.
Serving up an energetic and soulful spectacle with amazing dance routines, numbers, and music, it's one heck of a fantastic time to catch a musical with the whole family. With lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, every single moment is felt, alongside the team's beautiful and creative set designs.
"Shrek has been a vaguely counter-cultural mainstream hit since the 2001 DreamWorks animated film (based on a 1990 book) and this touring production of the musical version is an absolute treat," Everything Theatre shared in their review of a September 2023 show.
We've got a whole lot of seats up for grabs! Don't miss out on Shrek's adventures at Shrek The Musical by booking your tickets now!