Shrek The Musical Review

Shrek the Musical
The greatest fairy tale never Told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks' Shrek The Musical , the highly acclaimed Broadway Production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a "triumph of comic imagination" (Elysa Gardner, USA Today ) That "never stints on spectacle or laughs" (David Rooney, Variety ), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award ® nominations Including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy ® nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Featuring a fantasic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing Celebrated cast Including Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio). The movie was shot live on Broadway with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren. Now you can bring the magic of Broadway to your home and get the best seat in the house When the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray ™ and DVD arrived on October 15th! Fans can join in on the performance with Shrek-tastic sing along songs on the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray ™ + DVD + Digital HD ™ or single-disc DVD. And the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray ™ goes even deeper into the fairytale's journey, taking viewers behind-the-scenes to see how the show Became a smash hit that "will make your heart dance." (Cindy Adams,  The New York Post ) . Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to His land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns That real friendship and true love arent only found in fairy tales. The musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation movie and features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize ® winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and is directed by Tony Award ® nominee Jason Moore. Shrek The Musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd.. 

I wasn't sure what to expect with this, I'm not too fond of musicals but when I sat down to watch this with Little Miss B this morning I was in shock.  I cannot get over how well done this musical is.  How fantastic these actors did portraying the characters.  I mean, I really didn't believe that it would be this good.  I didn't see how it was possible to convey the greatness of Shrek the cartoons onto a live stage, but these actors did a fantastic job.  I am impressed.
The singing was great, the dancing was great.  My kids all loved it when they watched it the other day, but sometimes kids are just like that.  I honestly believe this is a great musical.  Not that I've seen many, but I have seen a few and I think I'm going to need to check out some more.  I may have just found a new passion for the live arts that I didn't know I had.  I'm so excited to share this movie experience with others.  It truly is a fantastic show.  

 If you're a fan of musicals you may want to go out and grab this one.  I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

I give this 7 out of 10 thumbs up!!

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~~I received the movie mentioned above for free in exchange for my written review of my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers~~

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