SHREK THE MUSICAL FIRST EVER GLOBAL TOUR PREMIERS IN ISTANBUL
DreamWorks Theatricals, Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations
30 August, 2015
DreamWorks Theatricals, Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations, LLC 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 Istanbul for the very first time as part of its first-ever international tour. As described by USA Today, this “BIG FAT HIT!” will be playing at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center, for 22 performances only, from January 22nd to February 7th.
SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film that started it all. This live adaptation brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to the stage. In a faraway 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 that SHREK THE MUSICAL will be performed in places it’s never been before,” said DreamWorks Theatricals, “and for families all over the world to experience their favorite ogre and fairy tale creatures live on stage.” Murat Abbas, General Manager of Zorlu PSM also said “We’re pleased to host this spectacular musical on our stage for the very first time. This show will be the perfect opportunity for families to have a great time with their children”.
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).
This production of SHREK THE MUSICAL is produced by Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations, LLC.
SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at Zorlu PSM for 22 performances only, between January 22 and February 7. Tickets go on sale now and are available at www.biletix.com, www.zorlucenterpsm.com and Zorlu PSM box offices. Don’t miss the chance to see this magnificent show for the first time in Istanbul.