‘Shrek the Musical’ comes to Manila
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - August 11, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Everyone’s favorite big green Ogre and his funny friends are on their way to Manila.  

Shrek the Musical, with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will be staged at the Meralco Theatre for four weeks only — Sept. 19 to Oct. 12.

The hit Broadway and West End musical Shrek is a slightly fractured fairytale that’s big on laughs with a tender heart at its core. Audiences will delight in joining Shrek, the unlikely hero, and his wisecracking loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful, albeit slightly neurotic Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by a fire breathing lovesick dragon. Add to the mix Lord Farquaad, a bad guy with a short temper, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a cookie with an attitude and you’ve got a must see musical comedy for the whole family.

The world of fairy tales collides and is turned upside down in an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance. Featuring all new songs, as well as the popular Shrek anthem, I’m a Believer, Shrek the Musical brings the well-loved characters to life in a hilarious and spectacular production — based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animated film — which opened on Broadway in December 2008 and was followed by a revamped production in London’s West End in 2011.

Shrek the Musical was initiated when Sam Mendes, a big fan of the first Shrek film, suggested the idea of creating a musical to Dreamworks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg around the time the second film was in production.

Tickets are now on sale through Ticketworld at 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph

BROADWAY AND WEST END DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE DREAMWORKS ANIMATION JEANINE TESORI JEFFREY KATZENBERG MERALCO THEATRE SAM MENDES SHREK SHREK THE MUSICAL
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