Shrek (Review)

Shrek (Review)
Shrek (Review)
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THE PLAY: The lovable green ogre from the popular movies finds self-acceptance on the musical stage. He encounters a roster of classic and comical fairy tale characters on his journey to save Princess Fiona. There are plenty of cultural gags and even some musical references for adult audiences.

 

THE PRODUCTION: In the title role, Jason Marks brings a strong voice and tenderness to his character, Aly Wepplo adds sweet comedy as the Princess and Ronnie Brown’s crackerjack creation of Donkey hilariously provides the show’s comic center (even if his voice isn’t that strong). Meanwhile, there’s a massive ensemble, every one of which contributes wacky fun. Director/choreographer Robin Arthur has maneuvered this ambitious assemblage to mine every joke with sprightly energy, clever bits and fun dancing. Liz Hopper beautifully tackled the challenge of creating dozens of delightful costumes, while the fantasy set and colorful lighting work well. It’s a bit long for a children’s show, but most of the opening night young’uns were thoroughly entertained.

 

THE POINT: This delightfully wacky production is crammed with creativity, energy and tons of fun.

 

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At Children’s Theatre of Virginia thru 4/27

 

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