Shrek the Musical at the Morgan Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica is fun for the family

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Today, my family and I watched the opening day of Shrek The Musical at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre. It was presented by the Youth Education/Entertainment Series (Y.E.S.), which is part of the Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s commitment to engaging young audiences, training young talent, and supporting literacy.

Here are three reasons to watch Shrek The Musical

Creative Props and Costumes

Shrek The Musical has top-notch costumes and props. There were many creative touches which brought the fairy tale adventure to life on stage. From the humor of Pinocchio’s robotic nose to the impressive three-person controlled dragon, everything was thoughtfully and carefully planned and executed. My favorite musical number was the one starring Lord Farquaad because of the fantastic costumes and choreography.

Talented Actors and Singers

Almost every actor on stage, even the young ones, has experience and credits. There are talented veterans and newcomers to the Y.E.S. program. Anne Gesling directed Shrek The Musical, and did a fantastic job with this cast. Shrek The Musical features all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and the book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It was wonderful to see these young talented actors and singers perform this Tony Award-winning musical.

Part Romance, Part Twisted Fairy Tale

Shrek, the movie, first released in theaters in 2001. That was fourteen years ago. It’s nice to see a new generation of children, who didn’t grow up watching these movies, share and enjoy the same story today. Shrek is a funny, sweet story about looking past appearances. Shrek The Musical is a great way to relive the same story with your family, through song and dance.

Shrek The Musical runs from November 7th through December 12th
Performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM

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Disclaimer: I attended this event for free, as part of a blogger promotion through US Family Guide. All opinions are my own.