April 28, 2011 | Upcoming Events

Shrek the Musical dances its way onto the Mahalia Jackson Theater stage from May 31st to June 5th, 2011.

The animated ogre Shrek has more than proven his appeal: 4 lucrative Hollywood movies and a successful Broadway musical all attest to the public's interest. Combining unexpected humor and endless twists on fairy tales, Shrek the Musical will keep children and adults entertained.

Beginning May 31st, you can see Shrek and all of his cohorts in person at the Mahalia Jackson Theater at 1419 Basin Street in New Orleans. Princess Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad, the Gingerbread Man and Pinocchio all burst into song and dance on the stage bringing the same wacky humor and tone that made the movies so successful. The story of Shrek specializes in joking with the established fairy tale tropes while at the same time telling a fairy tale of its own. Both the movies and the musical are romantic tales filled with irreverent humor that seek to reveal the beauty within. The musical takes its cue from the movie in terms of spoofing other material. While the films deliberately parodied many Disney films, Shrek the Musical pokes fun at a number of other Broadway productions, rewarding the loyal fan of theater with several in-jokes.

Shrek is an all-ages show that runs from May 31st to June 5th. Purchase your Shrek tickets online to guarantee your spot in the audience.