Shrek The Musical

When you mount a musical, you needn’t slavishly follow a Broadway’s production’s template. In fact, some of the best subsequent productions of musicals have varied widely from the Broadway originals. All the lines and songs have been kept precisely in place, of course, but the director’s vision may have been wildly different – sometimes worse, [...]

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Here’s some advice to directors who’d like to do SHREK. Don’t dread the thought of that heavy latex headpiece that your Shrek would wear. Do as Stephen L. Fredericks did in his production of SHREK at The Growing Stage in Netcong, New Jersey. Fredericks didn’t put even a wisp of latex anywhere near Tommy J. [...]

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“The best musical for younger audiences since The Lion King!” –Time Out NY 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 [...]

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The Stories Behind MTI’s 2012 New Releases MISS SAIGON (SCHOOL EDITION), the LITTLE MERMAID (JR) and A LITTLE PRINCESS became the newest WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN after the LOVE STORY between BONNIE AND CLYDE turned them into TOXIC AVENGERs. The BURNT PART BOYS started WORKING on a ROAD SHOW with the [...]

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SHREK THE MUSICAL, with music by Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change) and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Wonder of the World), is now available for licensing for performances beginning in June 2013.  This irreverently funny musical is based on the 1990 William Steig Picture book and the Oscar®winning DreamWorks film starring the [...]

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Many schools and after-school programs that have been “going green” environmentally are about to go green theatrically, too. For that lovable green ogre known as Shrek, the subject of a 2008 Broadway musical, has now given birth to the development of SHREK JR. A pilot production / staged reading last week of SHREK JR. at [...]

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March 8th is International Women’s Day and the whole month of March is Women’s History Month. We think this is a great opportunity to spotlight some of the amazing work in the MTI catalog created by women writers. It’s undeniable that musical theater is an art form that has historically been dominated by men writers, [...]

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With so many great shows criss-crossing the country, there’s never been a better time to experience the thrill of an MTI musical.  The following is a list of some of MTI’s shows that are currently on tour in the U.S.  Ticketing and scheduling information can be found on each show’s official website, so click away [...]

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Everyone’s favorite ogre is back and this time, he’s invading your television set! It should come as no surprise that Halloween is Shrek’s favorite holiday, and this year, he’s gathered his friends to spend the evening in Lord Farquaad’s haunted castle. Don’t miss the super special Halloween event– “Scared Shrekless”– tonight, Thursday, October 28th at [...]

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Things are looking up in Duloc!  Banished no longer, the misfit fairy tale creatures from the quirky and spell-binding Broadway musical, SHREK, have found their happy ending at MTI.  We’re happy to welcome Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, and their assorted wolf, elf, and gingerbread friends to the MTI family.  And now you can bring SHREK [...]

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