Besides remakes and sequels the next evolution to popular films is to head to the stage. Sometimes they work and others don’t but typically you have to find out in person. Lately some of the more popular ones have been getting the home video release treatment giving those that don’t take that trip to the theater a chance to experience the unique take on the stories. Now fans of Shrek can sit back in the comfort of their own home and experience the live production of Shrek the Musical like never before when it comes to Blu-ray and DVD.
Shrek the Musical follows the story of a green ogre who sets out on an adventure alongside a loud mouthed donkey, to convince the king to give him his swamp back that has recently been ‘swamped’ with fairytale creatures that have been kicked out of their homes. These kinds of things are geared towards a specific audience and typically are the only people that would check it out, but this one feels different. Sure it’s on stage and an obvious performance, but is so well done in both production and performance that you are instantly sucked in. It is clear why this show has done as well as those involved have created a show like nothing you have seen. The attention to detail is great and never just feels like that artsy stage nonsense that overtakes the original story, but instead they bring the story to life and try to stick with the already established look and feel of each character and set piece. The songs actually fit with the story as opposed to feeling forced like a lot of musicals and are pretty fun to watch. There are some aspects of the theatrical performance that is just amazing to watch seeing what they pull off live on stage.
This stage performance transfers surprisingly well onto the small screen and is sure to entertain both fans of the theater and those that usually could care less. Besides the production this Blu-ray/DVD combo also includes the Shrek the Musical songbook with 7 sing-alongs and the making of featurette. Make sure to grab your copy of Shrek the Musical on Blu-ray and DVD available now.