Shrek heads to the UAE
Award winning musical comes to town for the first time
EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE OGRE is coming to the stage in UAE soon. The English language production of SHREK THE MUSICAL will be staged in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the first time as part of its first ever international tour. Described by USA Today, this 'BIG FAT HIT!' will be playing at du Forum in Yas Island for six performances from March 24 to 26 and nine performances at the Media City Amphitheater in Dubai as of March 30 - April 3.
Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks Animation film, the musical tells the hilarious story of everyone's favourite ogre. In a far away kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey that does not keep quiet, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand and his name is Shrek.
The event is hosted by DreamWorks Theatricals, Broadway Entertainment Group and NETworks Presentations, in association with Alchemy Project Event Management Agency.
"We are thrilled to be touring worldwide and bringing the show to the UAE," said Liz Koop's, CEO, Broadway Entertainment Group.
She added, "Audiences have really embraced the musical genre in this region and we feel it's not only been a great accomplishment for us as an organisation but also to the globalisation of the art of musical theatre."
The production features lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change). It is choreographed by Chris Bailey and directed by Stephen Sposito who served as Associate Director of the Broadway revival How To Succeed In Business starring Daniel Radcliffe. Costumes are the Tony Award winner designs by Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot).
"We are very excited to be bringing SHREK THE MUSICAL to the UAE for the very first time and look forward to see the excitement, wonderment and magic in the eyes of our audience members. This show offers 5 star Broadway quality musical performances for all members of the family. It's guaranteed to excite the kids with its colourful characters, but it also takes the adults on a journey of humour, laughter, romance and adventure. This elaborate production with over 55 cast, will elevate the expectations and experience of UAE audience to a new caliber of quality performances," said Mac S. Far, the CEO of Alchemy Project Event Management Agency.
Tickets are available exclusively at www.TixBox.com