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Shrek the Musical

Theatre, Musicals Sydney Lyric , Darling Harbour Wednesday January 1 2020 - Friday January 31 2020
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Photograph: Helen Maybanks

Time Out says

Your favourite green ogre is setting up swamp in Sydney for the summer

Here's an ogre-sized announcement: Broadway's musical version of the much-loved 2001 Dreamworks movie Shrek is making its Australian professional debut in January 2020 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 2008, where it was nominated for eight Tony Awards and ran for more than a year, during which time it was filmed for DVD and Blu-ray release. It then opened in London in 2011, where it ran for nearly two years. 

It's very much the ogre-meets-princess story you know and love from the original film. We regret to inform you that the stage version doesn't open with Smash Mouth's 'All Star', but it does end with 'I'm a Believer', and features a stellar bunch of other songs by Broadway heavyweight Jeanine Tesori.

Ben Mingay will be greening up for the title role and will be joined by Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona, Todd McKenney as Lord Farquaad and Marcia Hines as the dragon.


Venue name: Sydney Lyric
Address: The Star
Pirrama Rd
Price: $49.90-$180

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