1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Theatre for Young Audiences Version
Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. (One Act Version)
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrekbrings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.
In this TYA adaptation developed by The Coterie, a shortened running time and minimized cast size make this the perfect show for families. Full of all of your favorite songs from the full version, great dancing and endless opportunities for creative staging and design, Shrek is a sure-fire hit for your season!
Visit the Shrek The Musical TYA page on MTI ShowSpace to share and view photos, video, costume and prop rentals and more. Click here.
The first musical to feature murder as an essential ingredient of the plot was Rose-Marie in 1924, in which a fur trapper was falsely accused of a killing.