Starting in 2001 as DreamWorks Animation’s hit movie, Shrek has grown into a Broadway smash— entitled, Shrek the Musical—that is synonymous with “fun for the whole family”. From ridiculous Donkey, to fearless Gingy, to the loveable—albeit crude—Shrek himself, audiences around the globe have fallen head over heels with Shrek!
Shrek the Musical follows the adventures of a swamp-dwelling ogre, as his happy life of solitude is turned into party central when a chorus of fractured fairytale characters begin showing up at his swamp. They have been forced there by the evil—or at least the highly annoying—Lord Farquaad, and if Shrek wants his privacy back, it’s up to him to make it happen.
Shrek and his new exasperating and very talkative friend, Donkey, set out for Farquaad’s castle, accidentally arriving just in time to be chosen to go on a special quest. Farquaad seeks a brave knight to rescue the Princess Fiona, who is locked away high in a tower. Of course, she is guarded by a fire-breathing dragon and a moat of hot lava. Though the journey will be dangerous, Shrek agrees to undertake the rescue in exchange for the deed to his swamp—and the return to his life of solitude.
In spite of Donkey’s persistent annoyance, Fiona’s reluctance at being rescued by an ogre, and some heartbreak, Shrek proves to be the man… er, ogre, for the job. Along the way, Shrek and Donkey learn about friendship and love… and get in a lot of burping and flatulence practice.
Shrek the Musical is based on the first of four original films. Opened on Broadway in December, 2008. The musical received eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, as well as twelve Drama Desk Awards nominations, ten Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and three Drama League Award nominations.
This is a brand new tour of Shrek the Musical, and The Capitol Theatre is fortunate to have been chosen as the location to for the tour to spend several weeks fine tuning the performance. Thanks to our new Production Center, Yakima is the only place to see the premiere performance of this bound-to-be-classic tale!
Single tickets for Shrek the Musical are available August 8th at The Capitol Theatre box office: 509-853-ARTS or 800-325-SEAT.
19 S 3rd Street, Yakima, WA
1.509.853.ARTS (2787) or
Monday - Friday
11am - 4pm
11am - Show Time
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