'Shrek The Musical' Broadway Musical At The Smith Center March 19-24

Shrek the Musical” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, announced by DreamWorks Theatricals and NETworks Presentations, LLC., will play at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas from March 19 to 24. Tickets for the Las Vegas musical will go on sale Feb. 1 at The Smith Center Box Office.

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Shrek The Musical
Shrek The Musical

An entirely new musical which opened on Broadway December, 2009, “Shrek the Musical” is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book “Shrek!,” as well as the DreamWorks Animation film “Shrek,” the first chapter of the Shrek movie series.

“Shrek the Musical” tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

The role of everyone’s favorite swamp-dwelling ogre, Shrek will be played by Perry Sook. Whitney Winfield will play the feisty Princess Fiona. Jeremy Gaston is Shrek’s lovably annoying best friend Donkey and Christian Marriner plays the vertically challenged villain Lord Farquaad.

Rounding out the cast of misfit fairy tale characters, the peoples of Duloc and Far, Far Away are: Micah Cowher, Courtney Daniels, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Susan Leilani Gearou, Francesca Granell, Tony Johnson, Brody Karn, Jennifer Margulis, Alison McCartan, Michael McCrary, Andrew Metzgar, Schuyler Midgett, Tiffani Robbins, Robert Teasdale, Katie Tompkins, Maggie Tompkins, Kristopher Stanley Ward, Andy White and Jeffrey Zicker.

“We are thrilled to send “Shrek the Musical” to theatres across the country,” said Bill Damaschke, president of DreamWorks Theatricals, “and for American families to experience their favorite ogre and fairy tale creatures live on stage.”

“Shrek the Musical” features a book and 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). “Shrek the Musical” is directed by Stephen Sposito who recently served as Associated Director of the current Broadway revival “How To Succeed In Business” starring Daniel Radcliff. Sets and costumes are based on the Tony Award® winner designs by Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot) and Chris Bailey will recreate the original choreography by Josh Prince (The Bridge Project, The Jerry Springer Opera).

“Shrek the Musical” was initiated when Sam Mendes, a big fan of the first Shrek film, suggested the idea of creating a musical to DreamWorks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg around the time the second film was in production. The musical is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.

Tickets are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

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