The hit Broadway musical will make its Australian premiere in 2020 at Sydney's Capitol Theatre and tickets are on sale now.
Shrek The Musical has officially landed at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre and if reviews are anything to go by, this production is not to be missed.
Magic, music, friendship, and fairy tales come together in this spectacular production, bringing to life one of the most loved Dreamworks films of the early 2000s.
The action and adventure you remember is all still there, as is the fun – with practical jokes keeping audiences in fits of laughter throughout.
William Steig’s story, David Lindsay-Abaire’s lyrics and Jeanine Tesori’s music combine with the incredible cast to ensure that this enchanting tale is elevated far beyond Shrek’s film world and into a spectacle and experience entirely of its own. Yes, we said it, it’s that good.
The sets, costumes, and puppet design – thanks to the expertise of Tim Hatley – are exceptional, with whimsical scenes and fantastic wigs, makeup, and outfits bringing these animated characters to life right before your eyes. Attention to detail is definitely not lacking.
Don’t take our word for it though, hear what audiences had to say after opening night.
First opening on Broadway in 2008 – and scoring eight Tony Award nominations in the process – the debut Australian production stars Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona, Todd McKenney as Lord Farquaad and Marcia Hines as the Dragon.
Expect big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery alongside a score jam-packed with 19 terrific tunes.
Shrek The Musical is showing at Sydney Lyric until Sunday 9 February. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com.au.