Tag: DreamWorks Theatricals
Thanks to a pixilated prologue briefly depicting Shrek the seven-year-old ogre’s banishment to the swamp and Far, Far Away Princess Fiona’s exile to a remote castle guarded by a fire-breathing Dragon, fans of the 2001 Academy Award®-winning animated film “Shrek” and Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre patrons who have never seen the DreamWorks movie can enjoy “Shrek the Musical” equally, with its whimsical musical staging by NETworks Presentations, LLC national tour director Stephen Sposito and choreographer Chris Bailey.
Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre are hosting a deluxe encore presentation of the Tony Award®-winning 2008 fractured fairy tale, “Shrek the Musical,” based on the 2001 Academy Award®-winning animated movie “Shrek,” on Nov. 27-Dec. 2 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. (“Shrek” made its Triangle debut on April 5-10, 2011 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.)
David F.M. Vaughn steals the show with his wonderfully wicked, mincing, menacing performance as Lord Farquaad, Shrek and Princess Fiona’s half-pint nemesis who cynically dispatches the ogre and his stalker-turned-sidekick Donkey to rescue Fiona from a spooky castle, surrounded by a moat of molten lava and guarded by a fierce fire-breathing Dragon.
“Shrek the Musical” stars Eric Petersen as the big, green, smelly, antisocial, swamp-dwelling ogre Shrek; Alan Mingo, Jr. as his smart-aleck sidekick and best friend Donkey; Haven Burton as Princess Fiona of Far, Far Away; and David F.M. Vaughn as the villainous Lord Farquaad, the nasty, brutish, and short ruler of Duloc.
Aimed at family audiences, “Madagascar Live!” stars the cast of popular characters from the beloved “Madagascar” film series, including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and members of the madcap Madagascar crew, King Julien and the crafty Penguins.