Music by Jeanine Tesori Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Based on the DreamWorks film & book by William Steig
See it first at The Coterie! The world premiere version for young people & families!
Shrek, an unsociable ogre, becomes an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey, a feisty princess who resists her rescue, and a cast of banished fairy tale misfits. Through heroic feats, Shrek reverses a curse and learns to raise his Freak Flag high. It’s a story of adventure, friendship and ogre love that’s bringing ugly back!
Part of the Coterie’s Lab for New Family Musicals, working with Broadway authors and composers.
Issues and Themes Hero’s journey; dealing with isolation, loneliness; risk taking and adversity; companionship; breaking stereotypes, empowerment to overcome bullying, peaceful protests, use and abuse of power Curriculum Ties Communication Arts/Reading (myth, folk and fairy tales, literary devices); Social Studies (individual development, self- knowledge, identity, social norms). Missouri & Kansas benchmarks. Visit coterie.edublogs.org to tie your Coterie experience to your curriculum with lesson plans, study guides and much more!
1:17 approximate length
THE COTERIE SHINES | Elementary, Family Series
Working with the authors, Dreamworks and Music Theatre International, the Theatre for Young Audiences' premiere of Shrek the Musical was at The Coterie, Kansas City, MO in Oct 31 - Dec 31, 2013.