The Oscar-winning animated film's musical adaptation Shrek is coming to Dubai Opera.
The concert, which will be presented by Broadway Entertainment Group and Live Nation, will run from February 21 to 26 and feature performances by Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad, and other popular movie characters.
Although the show is based on the 2001 movie, it also incorporates aspects from Shrek 2 and Shrek Forever After. It depicts the tale of a stubborn princess being saved by an ogre named Shrek who lives in a far-off country.
In addition to being nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Actor and Best Actress in 2009, the production made its Broadway debut in 2008.
Since playing on Broadway, it has been seen on stages in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Singapore, China, and Thailand, among other nations.
“We are thrilled to bring Shrek the Musical, in all of its bright-green glory, back to the UAE by popular demand. With the receptive, engaging family and millennial audiences throughout the Emirates, we look forward to bringing this fun-filled show to this exciting destination,” said Liz Koops, chief executive of Broadway Entertainment Group.
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Other musicals in the UAE
A one-week performance of Elf the Musical will begin on Saturday and end on December 24 at The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
The musical, which is based on the popular Will Ferrell movie, depicts the heartwarming tale of Buddy, a human child who accidentally crawls into Santa's bag as a baby and is raised as an elf. He grows up at the North Pole as a misfit but leaves to search for his birth father in New York City.