Shrek – The Musical is making its Miami premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts December 6-11, 2011. The musical which originally opened on Broadway in December 2009 is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek. The franchise of Shrek films starring the voices of Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (donkey) and Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona) has grossed over 3 Billion dollars world wide; making it one of the most successful movie franchises in history.
Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swamp dwelling ogre who does on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. He happens upon a wise-cracking donkey that joins him in his quest and soon becomes his best friend. Along their journey our hero fights a dragon, rescues a princess and learns that real friendship and true love are not merely in the land of Once Upon A Time or in fairy tales.
The role of Shrek will be played by Lukas Poost. Liz Shivener plays Princess Fiona. Andre Jordan is the lovably annoying best friend, Donkey and Merritt David Janes plays the villain of the show, Lord Farquaad. Rounding out the cast of fairy tale characters, the peoples of Duloc and Far, Far Away is gifted inspired ensemble. They are: Willie Dee, Annie Fitch, Susan Leilani Gearou, Kelly Teal Goyette, Alexa Kerner, Rachel Khutorsky, Schuyler Midgett, Lyonel Reneau, Adam Steiner, Erin Sullivan, Chase Todd, Sarah Tranchina, Nadia Vynnytsky, Ryan Everett Wood, Chris Woods, Luke Yellin, Ian Frazier, Mara Gabrielle, Ryan Rubek and Laura Smith.
SHREK THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change). SHREK THE MUSICAL is directed by Stephen Sposito who recently served as Associated Director of the current Broadway revival How To Succeed In Business starring Daniel Radcliff. Sets and costumes are based on the Tony Award® winner designs by Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot) and Chris Bailey will recreate the original choreography by Josh Prince (The Bridge Project, The Jerry Springer Opera).
SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! It is a wonderful show for the entire family.
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Tickets start at $25
For tickets visit www.arshtcenter.org, or call the Box Office at (305) 949-6722.
Groups of 10 or more should call (786) 468-2326 or (954) 626-7814.
Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information for details and schedules.