Individual tickets to the Broadway production of Shrek The Musical will go on sale on February 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning, Shrek The Musical will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) for a limited engagement beginning July 13 - September 5, 2010. Shrek The Musical will launch the national tour in Chicago beginning on July 13, 2010.
"Chicago is a great theatre town and the perfect city to launch the Shrek The MusicalNational Tour. We feel we are in really good hands with the Broadway In Chicago team who have unmatched experience and success in presenting Broadway musicals. Everyone on the creative team has strong ties to the city of Chicago and is looking forward to getting to work on the touring production," said Bill Damaschke, Producer.
Shrek The Musical features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change), and is directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q). Shrek The Musical has set and costume designs by Tony Award winner Tim Hatley, lighting design by Olivier Award winner Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Peter Hylenski; choreography by Josh Prince, music direction by Tim Weil, and orchestrations by Danny Troob & John Clancy.
An entirely new musical, Shrek The Musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series.
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 aren't only found in fairy tales.
Shrek The Musical was initiated when Sam Mendes, a big fan of the first Shrek film, suggested the idea of creating a musical to DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg around the time the second film was in production.
Individual tickets to Shrek The Musical are $25 - $90. A select number of premium seats will be available. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, February 12, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.