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Thursday, 24 September 2009 21:17

Shrek the Musical to Celebrate SHREKtoberfest

Celebrate Shrek’s one-year anniversary on Broadway
with one of the most exciting OGRE-SIZED events in town!

SHREK THE MUSICAL® is excited to announce “SHREKtoberfest,” a month-long festival of “OGRE-SIZED” events leading up to and celebrating the production’s one year anniversary on Broadway on November 8th. Beginning Tuesday, October 6th, 40 performances of SHREK THE MUSICAL® will have tickets that can be purchased for 40% off. In addition, through the first week of November, there will be exciting opportunities for talkbacks with cast members, free giveaways, and special offers on NYC attractions and dining.

After each Wednesday matinee through November 4th, SHREK THE MUSICAL® will offer talk backs with cast members from the show. Don’t miss an opportunity to ask your favorite SHREK star the questions you’ve always wanted to have answered. At every performance, don’t miss your chance to win free prizes at the theatre.

Below is the schedule for talk backs:
The week of October 6th is “Lord Farquaad Week”
Lord Farquaad himself, Christopher Sieber, will give a talk back after the Wednesday, October 7th matinee

The week of October 13th is “Fiona Week”
Tony-winner Sutton Foster, who plays Princess Fiona, will give a talk back after the Wednesday, October 14th matinee.

The week of October 20th is “Fairytale Creature Week”
Meet some of the cast member who play Fairytale creatures and have your questions answered after the Wednesday, October 21st matinee.

The week of October 27th is “Donkey Week”
Shrek’s Donkey, Daniel Breaker, will give a talk back after the Wednesday, October 28th matinee.

The week of November 3rd is “Shrek Week”
Ben Crawford, who will take on the title role on November 10th, will give a talk back after the Wednesday, November 4th matinee.

Participating partners are Planet Hollywood, Mars 2112, Madame Tussauds, Circle Line Sightseeing, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Brasserie Cognac, and Crumbs Bake Shop.

To learn more and watch behind-the-scenes videos, visit

SHREK THE MUSICAL® stars Tony Award® nominee Brian d'Arcy James as Shrek, Tony Award® winner Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, Tony Award® nominee Christopher Sieber as Lord Farquaad, Tony Award® nominee Daniel Breaker as Donkey and Robb Sapp as Pinocchio.

The cast also features Cameron Adams, Tessa Albertson, R?zi Baker, Haven Burton, Bobby Daye, Ryan Duncan, Sarah Jane Everman, Maya Goldman, Justin Greer, Colleen Hawks, Lisa Ho, Chris Hoch, Marty Lawson, Jacob Ming-Trent, Carolyn Ockert-Haythe, Frankie Paparone, Denny Paschall, Keven Quillon, Heather Jane Rolff, Jennifer Simard, Rachel Stern, Dennis Stowe, David F.M. Vaughn, Maia Nkenge Wilson, Ryan Worsing, Kirsten Wyatt.

SHREK THE MUSICAL® features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore. The production opened at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, December 14. SHREK THE MUSICAL® will launch a national tour at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement, July 13 – September 5, 2010.

SHREK THE MUSICAL® is an entirely new musical based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series. The musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (Bill Damaschke, President) and Neal Street Productions, Ltd (principals Sam Mendes and Caro Newling).

SHREK THE MUSICAL® tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

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CHASE is the official card of SHREK THE MUSICAL®.

For more information, visit

Tickets for SHREK THE MUSICAL® are available by calling at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at, or in person at The Broadway Theatre box office (1681 Broadway @ 53rd St). Group sales are available by contacting Telecharge Group Sales at 212-239-6262, or 800-432-7780.

Tickets on Tuesdays through Thursdays range in price from $41.50 to $121.50, and tickets on Fridays through Sundays range in price from $51.50 to $126.50. All tickets include a $1.50 facility fee.

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