Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shrek the Musical is getting good advanced notices in Seattle!

The buzz is really good on the new musical production of "Shrek" now playing an out of town tryout in Seattle! We have such high hopes on this show after seeing the preview here in NY and listening to the CD sampler given to us. Heck, the name sells itself and is sure to be a winner! But is it a Mega Hit? We'll soon find out gang. Listen to what this person said after seeing the show in Seattle;
I saw the show Sunday night which was its' fifth performance. I have tickets to see it again on its' last performance in Seattle on September 21st. After seeing the last performance I'll post a full review. However I liked it a hell of a lot more than "Young Frankenstein" which also debuted here before Broadway. Sutton Foster fans will be delighted with her vocal abilities. It's the first time I've ever heard her use an operatic range and her dancing with a stage full of tap dancing rats is very funny. In fact all the leads including Brian D'Arcy James and Chris Sieber have wonderful voices with music which allows them to shine. I've seen all three leads numerous times in other productions and except for Sutton in "Millie" I've never enjoyed them more. The humor right now is very similar to "Spamalot" in the sense that there are numerous "in" digs on other Broadway shows. Twice there's a takeoff on "I Am Telling You". Overall the humor is extremely lowbrow. Shrek and Princess Fiona fall in love during a song where they belch and fart back and forth in a sort of "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" fashion. If seeing Foster in her princess garb jumping in the air and separating her legs in a scissor fashion while farting floats your boat than this show is for you. I'm looking forward to seeing what changes will go on in the next month. In fact for what it's worth these days, the audience was on its' feet cheering as soon as the final curtain went down.
So call an Applause Theatre Service sales expert now to place your group sales orders and individual group sales orders for this "Monster" of a musical! 800-451-9930

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