Broadway Entertainment Group & NETworks
1 March, 2016
January 6th, 2016, UAE — DreamWorks Theatricals, Broadway Entertainment Group and NETworks Presentations, in association with Alchemy Project Event Management Agency, are pleased to announce that the English language production of SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, is coming to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for the very first time as part of its first ever international tour.
Described by USA Today, this “BIG FAT HIT!” will be playing on Yas Island for 6 performances from March 24th and 9 performances at the Dubai World Trade Centre as of March 30th. Tickets go on sale by January 22nd and will be available exclusively at http://www.TixBox.com.
SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film. This live adaptation brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to the stage. 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.
“We are thrilled to be touring SHREK THE MUSICAL 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 organization but also to the globalization of the art of musical theatre.”
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 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 Radcliff. 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 seeing the excitement, wonderment, and magic in the eyes of our audience members. Inspired by the Oscar®-winning Hollywood Animation film, this show offers 5 star Broadway quality musical performances for all members of the family. It’s guaranteed to excite the kids with its colorful characters, but it also takes the adults on a journey of humor, 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.
This production of SHREK THE MUSICAL is produced by Broadway Entertainment Group and NETworks Presentations and promoted Alchemy Project Event Management Agency.
SHREK THE MUSICAL will be playing on Yas Island for 6 performances only from March 24, 2016, and just 9 performances at the Dubai World Trade Centre as of March 30 2016.