Red Mountain Theatre is thrilled to present Shrek The Musical, a theatrical extravaganza for the whole family. Based on the 2001 DreamWorks film, the musical version takes the familiar story in new directions with witty songs, goofy dance numbers, elaborate sets and costumes, and the pizazz that can only come from live actors.
As Director Roy Lightner says, “Shrek is an iconic movie, and we hit all the same story beats. What’s fantastic about the musical is that the songs add even more feeling and humor to every scene. Shrek is this ridiculous tale that will make you laugh until your face hurts, but at its heart is a message of acceptance and understanding.”
The cast bringing the beloved characters to life is one of the most accomplished troupes seen at Red Mountain Theatre. Familiar faces to both RMT and Opera Birmingham fans, Caleb Clark steps into the title role, with Alie B. Gorrie taking the stage as Princess Fiona. The lead pair is joined by Dorian (Donkey), Halo Wheeler (Dragon), Blake West (Lord Farquaad), and a ensemble of gifted RMT veterans and exciting new talent. NYC-based Choreographer Sara Brians has enjoyed the camaraderie among the
cast. “The fun and creativity we cultivate in the rehearsal studio is reflected in the joy and brilliant storytelling you’re going to see on stage.”
However, adapting an animated movie to a three-dimensional stage version requires top talent behind the scenes too, with costuming, makeup, prosthetics, puppetry, and special effects in just about every scene. Says Lightner, “This is the largest musical we have produced in our new home, and I’m lucky enough to be collaborating with artists who make it look effortless!”
Performances run June 2nd through 25th. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now! To save $5 on tickets follow this link and use our special code: “PARFAIT” Tickets start at $32/adults and $25/child. The show is recommended for all ages.