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 side-splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings 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 so 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.
Directed by Travis Daly (Tarzan, The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast), with music direction by Mark Gionfriddo and choreography by Avital Asuleen, this charming musical features over 100 talented Berkshire youth. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.
based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
music by Jeanine Tesori
book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
original production directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford
directed by Travis Daly
music direction by Mark Gionfriddo
choreography by Avital Asuleen
at The Colonial Theatre
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus, 111 South Street
Opening Night: Thursday, August 1 at 7pm
Closing: Saturday, August 17 at 2pm
Tickets: Adult A: $45; Adult B: $35 • Child A: $30; Child B: $25
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor: Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Agency, Co-sponsors: The Berkshire Eagle, Lyon Aviation, Phyllis Parvin, Richard M. Ziter M.D., Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Shubert Foundation