By Amanda Corazzi
|Fiona (Elizabeth Telford), Donkey |
(Lamar Jefferson) and Shrek
(John Maclay) go on a journey.
On this journey, Shrek learns that heroes can come in the most unlikely forms and to raise his Freak Flag high! The musical goes deeper in teaching what it means to be a good friend, how to be courageous and what it means to love someone for who they are on the inside.
“It will be a Shrek that no one has ever seen before, and the perfect show to begin this season,” said Artistic Director Jeff Frank. “For all of us who have ever felt like a freak at one time or another, this show gives us a chance to celebrate our uniqueness and let our freak flags fly!”
Shrek makes his first friend in Donkey, whether he likes it or not. Lamar Jefferson, who plays Donkey in First Stage’s adaptation, loves the musical songs that bring life to the production and the characters.
|Lord Farquaad (Matt Daniels) and the |
“It’s not about molding into some society of being similar or being in a clique,” said Tommy Novak who plays the Big Bad Wolf. “It’s really a beautiful story because it has a message of be who you want to be and that’s okay. We’re all different but we need to embrace that difference.”
|Young performers in Shrek The Musical, Night Cast|