Based on the characters and story from William Steig’s book and the hit Dreamworks film, this hilarious production turns the world of fairy tales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, musical comedy.
The OG Shrek movie busted its way into our hearts with bathroom humor and a touching moral about 17 years ago. Boasting an all-star voice cast and a stellar soundtrack, this fresh take on a classic fairy-tale redefined the meaning of “true-loves-first-kiss.” It was news to me, but this funny little film made history when it won the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay that same year. Followed closely by several (i.e. six) sequels, the tale’s success eventually led to its adaptation into a Broadway-style musical and here we are.
The HSU production of this aforementioned musical was high energy and laughs start to finish. You’ll remember I saw this show at the Paramount a few years back performed by the Paramount Junior productions. I was pleased to see that one veteran from that show made a reappearance in this performance. Shout out to the lovely Maddie Lowry, returning to Shrek, The Musical as the ever popular Gingerbread Man and the underrated Sugar Plum Fairy. I also especially loved the performances of Dakota Medlin and Brenna Sheridan as Lord Farquaad and Princess Fiona respectively. Seriously top notch. 👌🏻
Overall, we had a blast! It will always be one of my favorite things to spend an evening supporting local performances.
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