Broadway In Chicago, DreamWorks and Navy Pier are proud to announce a new addition to family fun on the Pier. Look Inside the Swamp: Shrek from Book to Film to Stage opened Friday, July 30 in the Lower Terrace Level next to the StaiNed Glass Museum. This exciting new exhibit chronicles the beginnings of Shrek, from the beloved book by William Steig to the blockbuster movie franchise from DreamWorks to the Chicago launch of the First National Tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL now playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Cast members from SHREK THE MUSICAL opened the exhibit by welcoming visitors to Navy Pier with a special performance. All three Princess Fionas: child, teen and adult performed the hit song "I Know It's Today" at the Dock Street Stage. Following this performance they led the crowd to the exhibit for its grand unveiling.
The Look Inside the Swamp: Shrek from Book to Film to Stage exhibit features an exclusive tour through the creation of SHREK THE MUSICAL including character development drawings from the original movie SHREK, costumes and sketches, set models, set sketches and photos, Princess Fiona's tower, Lord Farquaad's castle, scenes from the show on video, a chance to walk the green carpet and take photos along side the gang of Far, Far Away and much, much more!
The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning SHREK THE MUSICAL launched its First National Tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on Sunday, July 25. It will play a limited engagement through September 5, 2010. 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.
Individual tickets to SHREK THE MUSICAL are $25 - $90 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St. and 18 W. Monroe St.); the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000; all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores); and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Groups of 10 or more should call (312) 977-1710.
The chart-topping original Broadway cast album for SHREK THE MUSICAL is available on Decca Broadway.
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Sarah Peak, Scarlett Diaz and Haven Burton
Sarah Peak, Haven Burton, and Scarlett Diaz
Scarlett Diaz, Haven Burton and Sarah Peak