It's another positive review for ASC's professional production of Shrek the Musical! This time, from Broadway World!
Trevor Durham writes, "Area Stage Company's Shrek The Musical doesn't redefine the wheel, it instead hands the audience a jet-pack."
About the cast, Durham states, "[Ryan] Bauta's Shrek is tragic in ways the caricature was never meant to reach--you always feel for this Shrek, even before his act one finale turn (which, breath-taking performance - top that, Darcy-James)."
Michelle Gordon, who plays Princess Fiona, has "a soaring voice and [is a] soaring performer" while "Malik Kamau-Archibald's Donkey is a riot."
"Corey Vega's many crisp characters, not the least to mention his scene-stealing Lord Farquaad, is reliably divine. Jeana Montgomery makes the dragon a character you want to see more of.... And Isis Palma--her solo in 'Freak Flag' is worth the ticket price alone...."
Giorgio Volpe, who plays Pinocchio and other characters, "is a never-ending reserve of laughter. From his outlandish ventriloquism in the first act, through each larger-than-life character he nails, Volpe is the one whose characters leave impression deep in the mind. The impression that keeps you laughing the entire drive home."
Read the rest of the review HERE!
Shrek the Musical runs until June 3rd with shows on Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 5:00 PM. Buy your tickets HERE!