"Shrek the Musical"

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Dates and Times

  • Friday, July 22, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m.

Shrek the Musical

Transporting its fairy-tale world from the screen to the stage, Shrek the Musical plops a lovable ogre’s swamp and a beautiful princess’s castle beneath the spotlights, populating both with a cast of familiar fairy-tale creatures. Amid tumult in the magical kingdom, Shrek and his sidekick Donkey agree to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona from her tower prison, where she is surrounded by lava and dutifully guarded by a dragon. On their way back to the kingdom, where Shrek is to deliver Fiona to the irksome Lord Farquaad, the ogre proves his lovability by winning the heart of the fair princess. Yet Fiona isn’t quite what she seems, for when night comes, she takes on a less princess-like form.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and renowned composer Jeanine Tesori teamed up to adapt Shrek’s story of self-acceptance to the stage, creating 19 all-new songs that highlight the tale’s hilarity, drama, and instructions for achieving a lime-green complexion. Pinocchio and a team of other disgruntled fairy-tale characters belt out an anthem for originality with “Freak Flag,” and in a final showdown at the Cathedral of Duloc, Shrek airs his true feelings in a reprise of “Big Bright Beautiful World.” There’s one old stand-by, however—audiences can look forward to a rousing rendition of “I’m a Believer,” carried over from one of the film’s most memorable scenes. Hearts will cheer for Fiona to find her true love’s first kiss, as the irreverent cast of characters escorts her and her charming ogre to a happily-ever-after finale that, for once, does not involve catapulting the villain off into the sunset.

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Expiration varies. Limit 10/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting on 7/20 at the Theater Square Box Office or 1 hour prior to performance at Benedum Center Box Office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Pittsburgh CLO

Dedicated to celebrating musical theater's past and present while paving the way toward its future, the Pittsburgh CLO lauds distinguished musical-theater folk while launching the careers of the next generation. Originally dubbed the Civic Light Opera Association, the Pittsburgh CLO launched in 1946 to much fanfare, including that of the Sun Telegraph, which declared "the CLO will inaugurate a cycle in the city's musical history that will outlive us all." Their assertion proved true—the CLO moved several times to support its expansion, established an Academy of Musical Theater, created the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater, and injected itself with an immortality serum. Its spot in Pittsburgh's cultural community solidified, the CLO continues to stage national tours and Broadway shows while cultivating homegrown talent with original premieres.

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