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SHREK THE MUSICAL: 9 OR 90 THIS SHOW IS A PURE DELIGHT

Production images: Grant Leslie Photography

Kafkaesque?  Did I hear “Kafkaesque”?  I did, I did hear it … Daddy Ogre said it!  SHREK: THE MUSICAL opens with a charming vignette about throwing a seven year old ogre out of the family home to make his own swampy way.

Couple of things going on here.  Unrestrained enthusiasm from the younger audience for the characters they know and love and hilarious asides and jokes for the grown-ups.  No wonder this audience, old and young, is so fired up.  There is nothing better than live!  It’s such a pleasure to plonk down in a nice seat at the Concourse surrounded by an excited audience and have the detail and performance excellence of Willoughby Theatre Company’s production squeeze all the love in the room.  “Cue the happy people.”

As Fiona and Shrek, Nikole Music and Jeremy Curtin grab the audience’s attention immediately.  It’s a very clever script in that way, no false mystery or waiting around for the main event.  Music is commanding and feisty from the beginning and Curtin’s grumphs and humphs are precisely what we need to see. Continue reading SHREK THE MUSICAL: 9 OR 90 THIS SHOW IS A PURE DELIGHT

SHREK PULLED OUT OF THE SWAMP BY CAMPBELLTOWN THEATRE GROUP

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Campbelltown in September.

SHREK THE MUSICAL, presented by Campbelltown Theatre Group Inc. hits the Campbelltown Town Hall Theatre stage in September.

This beast of a show will transform the Town Hall Theatre like you’ve never seen it before. The outstanding contributions and efforts of volunteers, designers, creatives, actors and crew is a stellar reminder of how wonderful and important community theatre is. Continue reading SHREK PULLED OUT OF THE SWAMP BY CAMPBELLTOWN THEATRE GROUP

SHREK THE MUSICAL: FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

SHREK THE MUSICAL
Photos: Grant Leslie (Perfect Images Photography)

The Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film SHREK was brought to life on the stage of Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre as SHREK THE MUSICAL . Presented by Packemin Productions [Facebook] , the dynamic and diverse cast starred Play School’s loveable Jay Laga’aia as lead Ogre Shrek and acclaimed comedy and musical theatre performer Luke Joslin as the vain and bragging Lord Farquaad. Continue reading SHREK THE MUSICAL: FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

PRINCESS FIONA’S OTHER OTHER SELF: MIKAYLA WILLIAMS

Mikayla Williams as Princess Fiona in production and in rehearsal.

Mikayla Williams is just slightly busy in the leadup to Opening Night for SHREK THE MUSICAL.  After we have a bit of chat about her role as Princess Fiona in the show about to open at Riverside Theatres, she’s flying off.  Literally.  The rigging is set and the harness in place so this better be quick … no pressure really as Mikayla is warm and friendly and loves sharing her joy in the character.  Continue reading PRINCESS FIONA’S OTHER OTHER SELF: MIKAYLA WILLIAMS

WHOA DONKEY!: SHREK’S COMING TO RIVERSIDE

Jay Laga’aia is SHREK in Packemin’s show coming to Riverside

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres are presenting SHREK THE MUSICAL ( based on the beloved DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig)

Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Continue reading WHOA DONKEY!: SHREK’S COMING TO RIVERSIDE