ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama and everybody's favorite ogre, this summer at Navy Pier. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents Shrek the Musical and we have 4 FREE tickets for one of our lucky readers! The great green ogre and his wife are the stars of a series of fairy tales that finally don't feature a skinny, blonde, narcoleptic princess awaiting rescue. Princess Fiona kicks booty, and is a fabulous role model.
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We had the awesome opportunity to see Shrek the Musical on stage in Rosemont, back in November of 2011, when the national touring production came through town and we can NOT wait to see it again.
Here at ChiIL Mama, we adore Shrek. We've seen every Dreamworks Shrek movie and we're particular fans of the original children's book the story was based on. If you've never checked out the 1990 Shrek book by William Steig, we highly recommend it. It's snarky, irreverent, raw and hilarious.
**MULTICULTURAL FUN FACT: Know how Shrek got his name? It's based on the German word Schreck which means "fear" or "fright."**
This is one of summer's must see family musicals for all ages 5 and up. Even my tweens are stoked. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre always does an impressive job with top notch actors, and thoroughly impressive costumes and set design, that rival Broadway productions. Book your tickets early before they sell out!
Shrek The Musical
A 75-minute CST Family Production
In CST’s Courtyard Theater July 13–September 1, 2013
Educational Activities Offered in Conjunction with the Production
**In support of Mayor Emanuel’s Summer of Learning Program, special activities will be offered in conjunction with Shrek The Musical for students to earn a “Bard Badge;” and CST continues its collaboration with the Chicago Children's Museum with a series of programs. Shrek The Musical is a CST Family production best enjoyed by children ages 5 and up.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) continues the Theater’s annual summer family musical tradition with Shrek The Musical, directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell with music direction by Michael Mahler, July 13–September 1, 2013 in CST’s Courtyard Theater.
Based on the Academy Award®-winning DreamWorks film and the book by William Steig, CST’s 75-minute production of Shrek The Musical will take audiences on an unconventional fairy-tale adventure with everyone’s favorite ogre. The production features two Jeff Award-winning actors: Michael Aaron Lindner as the lovable ogre Shrek and Summer Naomi Smart in her CST debut as the spunky Princess Fiona.
Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing quest to reclaim his home. Accompanied by a wisecracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon and rescues the cursed Princess Fiona. On this untraditional fairytale journey, Shrek discovers the value of friendship and realizes that true love is more than skin deep. The 75-minute, family-friendly version of the Tony Award®-nominated production has music by Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change), with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Wonder of the World, Good People).
Named the 2012 Chicagoan of the Year in Theater by the Chicago Tribune, Jeff Award-winning director Rachel Rockwell returns to Chicago Shakespeare to direct and choreograph Shrek The Musical, after staging last summer’s critically-acclaimed Beauty and the Beast, hailed as “far and away the best family production of the year” by the Chicago Tribune. Rockwell’s additional credits with CST include the world-premiere family musicals The Adventures of Pinocchio and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Rockwell’s Chicago-area directing and choreography credits include productions at Marriott Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre and Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook, where she garnered a 2010 Best Director Jeff Award for Ragtime.