Saturday, October 1, 2016

Shrek. Not The Book. Not The Movie. THE MUSICAL.

 Shrek The Musical
(I love when they feel they gotta TELL you it's THE Musical)
opened in December of 2008.
Based on the William Stieg's children's book
(which was all of 12 pages),
the musical added back stories for several of the characters,
even that meanie Lord Farquaad.
Above, the "Story of My Life" line up...

 Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona.
Sutton won Tonys both in 2002 for her lead role in 
Thoroughly Modern Millie,
and in 2011, for Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes.
And she looks great in green. :) 

 John Tartaglia as Pinocchio,
a "real live boy".

 Brian d'Arcy James, Daniel Breaker (with the shades)
and Sutton.
As you may have guessed, a Tony win for costume designer 
Tim Hatley. 

Group shot with the creators:
Christopher Sieber 
(who originated the role of Sir Denis Galahad in Spamlot! 
In Shrek THE MUSICAL, he was Lord Farquaad),
Bryan d'Arcy James,
Jeanine Tesori (composer)
David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics)
and Sutton Foster.
 A $25 million dollar show 
(considered one of the most expensive shows to mount
back in 2008), and despite decent reviews, 
it did not recoup its investment.

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