Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Shrek, the Musical

Counting down to the Tonys
The nominations for the 2009 Tony Awards were announced this week. Four musicals have been nominated as best musical, and we’ll be listening to all those that have released cast recordings.

This week, we spend time with a swamp-dwelling ogre, a talking donkey, a princess in a tower that’s not quite what she seems, and, of course, the evil Lord. Plus every fairy tale creature you have ever heard of. Put them all together and you have Dreamworks Shrek, the Musical. Reviews have been pretty good, and so has award nominations:

3 Drama League nominations
10 Outer Critic Circle nominations
12 Drama Desk nominations
8 Tony nominations

You can find out more at Shrek, the Musical

Act I
Big Bright Beautiful World – Shrek and Company
Story of My Life – Pinocchio and Company
Don't Let Me Go – Donkey
I Know It's Today – Fiona, Young Fiona and Teen Fiona
What's Up, Duloc? – Lord Farquaad and Duloc Performers
Travel Song – Shrek and Donkey
Donkey Pot Pie – Dragon Ensemble and Donkey
This Is How a Dream Comes True – Fiona
Who I'd Be – Shrek, Fiona and Donkey
Act II
Morning Person – Fiona
I Think I Got You Beat – Shrek and Fiona
The Ballad of Farquaad – Lord Farquaad
Make a Move – Donkey and Blind Mice
When Words Fail – Shrek
Morning Person (reprise) – Fiona
Build a Wall – Shrek
Freak Flag - Gingy and Company
Big Bright Beautiful World (reprise) - Shrek
This is Our Story/Finale – Shrek, Fiona and Company

Music Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics David Lindsay-Abaire
Book David Lindsay-Abaire
Based upon Shrek!, book by William Steig, and 2001 film

Brian d'Arcy James – Shrek
Sutton Foster – Princess Fiona
Christopher Sieber – Lord Farquaad
Daniel Breaker – Donkey

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