I am super excited about this.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust wants to send one of you – well actually, you and three friends or family members – to see SHREK THE MUSICAL on March 15!
I’ve heard great things about the show – and you know my stance on kids seeing live theater (a clue: SO IMPORTANT). Maybe someone in your family can have a magical theater experience, too. SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the William Steig book – you knew the book came before the movie, right?! – and also the movie that your kids probably already love. My own child will be seeing it before we go to the show, because like the main character, I am apparently an ogre…who never lets her son watch movies. Except I’m not green. And it’s actually his choice. But you get the idea. It’s Shrek!
Green guy and donkey and everything.
Now pardon me as I geek out on the show itself: the music is by Jeanine Tesori, who also wrote the music for “Violet”, which I love. Bryan D’Arcy James and Sutton Foster originated the lead roles. It was nominated for Best Musical (and a slew of other awards, including for both James and Foster) and Tim Hatley won the Tony for Best Costume Design (he also designed the set). What does this all mean? The show is good, people. Seriously.
Here’s what you have to do. Leave a comment here with your favorite line from the movie. Or your kids’ favorite. Whatever. I’m going to pay attention to what Avi laughs the hardest at when we watch it and I’ll share that later. I’ll pick a comment using random.org and the winner will receive 4 tickets to SHREK THE MUSICAL on Tuesday, March 15 – opening night! The show is at 7:30pm and your tickets will be available at will call. I’m coming that night as well, so I’ll see you at the show!
Get your comments in by 10am on Friday, March 11. One comment per person – don’t be a cheater! I’ll post the winner that afternoon.
Disclaimer: the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is providing me with four free tickets to use and four tickets to give away. But you knew that since I explained it up above. I’ll be posting a review of the show after I see it on March 15. You can purchase tickets for SHREK THE MUSICAL here, but I hear they’re selling fast. The tour – part of PNC Broadway Across America – is only in Pittsburgh from March 15-20, 2011.