I know that Shrek the Musical is kind of unpopular but it’s kind of one of my favorites.
I’ll start with, I did grow up with Shrek and it was one of my favorite movies as a kid. But looking at the musical itself, no it’s not perfect, yes it’s cheesy in some parts, but I really think it’s a quality show. Could they have gotten Sutton Foster and Brian D’arcy James if it wasn’t?
I love the score, especially the song “Who I’d Be”. I dare anyone to listen to that song and say that this show has two dimensional characters.
And even if you don’t care for the book or the score or the show in general, that’s fair and I’m not going to fight you on it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion! But at least take a moment to appreciate the costuming and makeup. The DETAIL that goes into all of the their appearances is amazing, kind of like the costumes/makeup from Cats.
So yeah, I used to call it my guilty pleasure but I ain’t even guilty. I love this show.
The stage version is on Netflix and I HIGHLY recommend seeing it if you have not already.