'Shrek the Musical' to debut in Macao

( Xinhua ) Updated: 2016-04-12 11:16:36

'Shrek the Musical' to debut in Macao


A musical adapted from the smash hit movie "Shrek" is coming to Macao from this July 22 to August 7, said its organizer Sands China Ltd. in a press released on Monday.

This Broadway musical, named "Shrek the Musical", based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig, will bring the animated story of a popular green ogre to real life.

Book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, and music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, the show will take the stage at the Venetian Theater of Macao this summer for the very first time as part of its first international tour.

"Shrek the Musical," debuted on Broadway in 2008, depicts that in a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when a monster 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 the scene got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand and his name is Shrek.

The musical is expected to broaden tourist appeal of Macao as there are more choices for the family travelers as well as animation enthusiasts, said the organizer.


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