Shrek, Fiona and Donkey are on stage now at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious and heart-warming story of everyone’s favourite ogre to life on stage.
Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairy-tale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.
Featuring a terrific score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breath-taking scenery, it’s no wonder The New York Times called it “true happiness” and The Daily Mirror said it’s “the most fun you’ll ever have”.
“There was lots of disappointment after its postponement earlier this year, so it’s great to be able to welcome Shrek The Musical,” Minister of the Arts, Leeanne Enoch said.
“The highly anticipated Queensland opening of Shrek the Musical was postponed due to Brisbane’s recent COVID-19 lockdown,” Minister Enoch said.
“QPAC has worked quickly to contact and reseat impacted patrons in order to comply with Queensland Government health directives requiring 50 percent capacity for indoor venues up to 22 January 2021.
QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas is excited to host Shrek the Musical in Queensland for the first time. “Musicals have such broad appeal and this Broadway production with its all-star cast is the type of international standard show that our audiences have come to expect from QPAC.” “In consideration of the year that it has been, the season will include family-friendly pricing to make experiencing Shrek the Musical as accessible for as many families as possible.
20 out of the 24 all star lead Australian cast will continue in Brisbane, after wowing audiences in the Sydney and Melbourne seasons earlier this year. The cast includes Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona, and Todd McKenney as Lord Farquaad will lead an impressive cast in this lavish multi-million dollar production, with special guest appearance by Marcia Hines as The Dragon, and Nat Jobe as Donkey.
Shrek the Musical will be at QPAC for 4 weeks only from Thursday 14 January 2021 running until 7 February 2021.
To find out more and book tickets head to https://www.qpac.com.au/event/shrek_21/