Arizona Financial Theatre | Phoenix, Arizona
Shrek The Musical is coming to town! First performed on Broadway back in 2008 with 8 Tony nominations, the musical based on the hit Dreamworks animated film is set to bring the swamp and its fairy tale invasions to the stage. The cheeky green ogre and his donkey are embarking on a fun-filled quest to rescue a princess from a castle guarded by haunting dragons. Everybody surely loves Princess Fiona! Encountering several fairy tale characters along the way, Shrek and Donkey are unstoppable. Though the original film series stands out in its own way, the musical spices things up with astounding choreography, set design, and soulful musical scoring, proudly sharing "a visually and auditory feast for the senses". Shrek The Musical is hitting the stage at Arizona Financial Theatre on Saturday, March 9, telling a familiar tale in a spectacle worthy of its acclaim. Experience the story of Shrek on a whole new level. Book your tickets now.
Shrek the Musical is back! Hopping over to Arizona on May 9th of the new year, the memorable tale of the ogre and his donkey is set to stage its own theatrical twist to the iconic animated film this 2024. First premiered in 2008, the Broadway spectacle soon found critical acclaim, receiving eight Tony nominations and an award for Best Costume Design. The West End production also bagged four nominations at the Oliver Awards.
From over four hundred performances in its initial 12-month Broadway run, Shrek The Musical proved to be a hit. Later on, they produced succeeding tours and even crossed borders, staging national tours in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. Several other international productions were also held, including Germany, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and so forth.
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." Then began the life-changing tale of adventure, where the unexpected hero in the form of an ogre embarks on an adventure with a Donkey and a princess who was oblivious to his rescue.
From a grumpy ogre who loved living in peace... ALONE, he soon found himself becoming a hero. Out of his swamp, your favorite ogre is back. Off of your TV screens, DVDs, or streaming platforms... SHREK THE MUSICAL is serving up a hilarious spectacle, one that's a feast for the senses.
Featuring energetic, soulful, and astounding dance routines and dance numbers, it's definitely one heck of an exciting production. Its set designs proudly share the team's creativity and hard work in bringing Shrek's story to life. With lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, the show's 2024 run will definitely deliver shows that will send audiences in awe.
"Although Shrek stems from the 2001 DreamWorks film, it is genuinely theatrical, generous-spirited and mercifully free of the sensory bombardment that afflicts some of its rivals," The Guardian shared in its review of Shrek's 2011 show.
"Shrek has been a vaguely counter-cultural mainstream hit since the 2001 DreamWorks animated film (based on a 1990 book) and this touring production of the musical version is an absolute treat," Everything Theatre shared in their review of a September 2023 show.
With thousands of seats up for grabs at the Arizona Financial Theatre, get ready to hear a bunch of laughs and cheers as Shrek The Musical delivers an astounding night of adventure with an iconic ogre and Donkey. Don't miss out by booking your tickets now.