The most beloved swamp-dwelling ogre of all time makes his Broadway debut.
Comments from published critics
‘‘Shrek the Musical is sweet, big and extremely lovable.’’
‘‘Countless films of recent decades have set out to spin a gently subversive fairy tale with a contemporary edge, but few have succeeded as wildly as Shrek. Conjuring genuine enchantment without quaintness or treacly sentimentality, the 2001 movie enlivened its storybook traditions with rude humor, gleefully anachronistic pop-culture references and knockabout characters brimming with heart. That recipe remains largely intact in Shrek the Musical.’’
‘‘The most ingeniously wacky, transcendently tasteless Broadway musical since The Producers. Altogether irresistible!’’
‘‘Every fairy tale needs a fab far, far away, and the lavish sets and costumes by Tim Hatley take you there in suitably cartoonish, Technicolor style.’’