Shrek the Musical

Photo by Lara Jane Photography

SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to life on the stage.

Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

Featuring a terrific score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery.

Shrek the Musical as an amazing cast. Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona, Todd McKenney as Lord Farquaad and Marcia Hines as Dragon. Ross Chisari (as Little Pig), Annie Chiswell (Ugly Duckling), Benjamin Colley (Pied Piper), Andy Conaghan (Wolf), Denise Devlin (Mama Bear), Mackenzie Dunn (Swing), Blake Erickson (Papa Bear), Manon Gunderson-Briggs (Gingy), Hollie James(Swing), Rubin Matters (Peter Pan), Sarah Murr (Fairy Godmother), Joshua Robson (Little Pig), Monique Sallé (Red Riding Hood), Tom Sharah (Little Pig), Leigh Sleightholme (Swing), Suzanne Steele (Wicked Witch), Rhys Velasquez (Swing), Caleb Vines (Pinocchio) and Sascha Wykes (Baby Bear).

I was so happy when it was announced that Shrek the Musical was going to get an Australian production. I had seen some photos and videos from the Broadway production and thought it was fun to see a much loved film be adapted into a musical. There was additions to the musical in the way of songs. The storybook characters get their own songs in the musical and I must admit one of my favourite songs from the song is Freak Flag.

I really loved the sets in Shrek. The castle where Princess Fiona is as well as Lord Farquaad was really well done.

The costumes were on point. I loved how each ensemble member was a different character. Seeing Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona was amazing and seeing her transformation into an ogre was great. For Ben Mingay, it was a longer process becoming Shrek with him staying in costume when there is a double show.

Overall I loved Shrek the Musical and would see the show again! The music and the performance were incredible and I will continue to sing Freak Flag well after the show.


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