Shrek the Musical Comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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The last date listed for Shrek the Musical was Friday August 30, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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- Full Price:
- $170.00 - $430.00
- Our Price:
- $100.00 - $208.00
Lyric Opera of Chicago hits all the right notes with its upcoming season of shows. There's Don Giovanni, Capriccio, Il Trovatore, Porgy and Bess, Anna Bolena, Tosca, Tannhauser and The Passenger. Your subscription package features tickets for four specific shows -- plus a fifth ticket for any show of your choice throughout the entire eight-show season. Don Giovanni is Mozart's story of a legendary seducer whose selfish arrogance becomes ever more reckless and fatal. In Strauss' Capriccio, the beautiful countess must choose between the amorous poet or the ardent musician. Verdi's Il Trovatore is chock-full of love triangles, revenge plots, murder and children switched at birth, and as much drama as any soap opera. Jazz, blues and spirituals infuse George and Ira Gershwin's classic, Porgy and Bess. New production Anna Bolena is Donizetti's tour-de-force dramatization of the story of Anne Boleyn, the most famous of King Henry VIII's many wives. Puccini's Tosca is filled with political intrigue and includes one of the most beautiful arias in the operatic repertoire, "E lucevan le stelle," sung by Tosca's doomed lover as he awaits execution. Wagner's erotic and sensual Tannhäuser is both racy and lushly beautiful. And finally, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger takes you aboard an ocean liner. It's not all smooth sailing, though, as the action vacillates between the pristine white deck above to the dark horrors of the death camp below. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from DennisRed Velvet
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So well done! FUN for the kids and adults. Some of the humor was meant for the adults....went right over the kids heads, but not offensive in anyway. The sets were good, dancing and singing were great. The donkey was my favorite and amazed at the Asian baby Shrek and baby bear. So cute and talented. Great seats with my Red Velvet membership. Goldstar ROCKS!
Quotes & Highlights
In support of Mayor Emanuel’s Summer of Learning program, special activities will be offered in conjunction with Shrek the Musical for students to earn a “Bard Badge.”
“Highly recommended – packed with A-list talent, visual delights and hip wit. Big, bright, beautiful and irresistible!“ —_”Chicago Sun-Times":http://voices.suntimes.com/arts-entertainment/the-daily-sizzle/chicago-shakespeare-theaters-shrek-big-bright-and-wonderfully-demented/_
“Shorter Shrek is still long on talent — for a reasonable cost, one gets a big-scale production, live musicians and Chicago Shakespeare’s typically elegant theatergoing experience.” —Chicago Tribune
“[4 stars] A terrific cast!” —Time Out Chicago