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Review and Giveaway! Shrek the Musical Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD

November 20th, 2013 by Lisa


Enter to win a "Shrek the Musical" Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack!  Giveaway at runs 11/20/13 - 11/27/13.

Wednesday, November 27, 2o13.  This giveaway is now over!  Thanks to all of you for your comments!  The 5 winners have been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Kathy M., Lu L., Cathi, Jen and Jennifer!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

I’m very happy to be able to bring you this review and giveaway today!

I was not fortunate enough to catch “Shrek The Musical” on Broadway or even when it came around to our local theatre, so I was glad to see that the musical production was coming out on DVD!

For those of you who haven’t seen the original “Shrek” movie, it’s about an ogre, a donkey, a prince and a fair maiden with a secret.  But the musical version is much, much more than that.  The musical is full of dancing, singing and fun, along with a great message.

I want to share the official press release with you!

LOS ANGELES, CA – The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a “triumph of comic imagination” (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that “never stints on spectacle or laughs” (David Rooney, Variety), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album.

Featuring a fantasic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio). The film was shot live on Broadway with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren. Now you can bring the magic of Broadway to your home and get the best seat in the house when the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD arrives on October 15th!

Fans can join in on the performance with sing along Shrek-tastic songs on the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital HD or single-disc DVD. And the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ goes even deeper into the fairytale’s journey, taking viewers behind-the-scenes to see how the show became a smash hit that “will make your heart dance.” (Cindy Adams, The New York Post).

Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

The musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film and features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore. Shrek The Musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd.

The DVD is unrated, however, I think if I were to rate it, I would give it a PG-13 rating.  While it’s ok for the entire family, some of the humor is a little on the “potty humor” side.  For example, the ogre is very, very gassy.  If you have a tween or teen, they will probably love it.  Most of the other adult-aimed jokes will probably go right over a younger viewer’s head.

I think the best part of the movie is the overall message that it is alright to be yourself!

We did have a little trouble loading the Blu-ray disc, which just could be an issue with our player (or operator error), but the DVD loaded just fine.  😉

“Shrek The Musical” is available almost everywhere right now!

The nice folks at DreamWorks sent me FIVE COPIES to giveaway to five lucky winners!


*Please note that this giveaway is only available to those readers with a US mailing address.  Thanks for understanding!

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, November 20, 2013) until Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winners will be notified by email.

Have a great week and good luck everyone!


42 Responses to “Review and Giveaway! Shrek the Musical Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD”

  1. Thanks for the giveaway, we love Shrek!

  2. This seems like a really cute dvd! Would love to win!

  3. This looks great, thanks!

  4. my great nephews living far, far, away would love this!!

  5. My girls love Shrek! This is great 😀

  6. This would be great for our family!!

  7. This sounds like fun. I’m glad there’s a regular DVD available, not all of us onw Blu-ray players!

  8. What a fun giveaway! Thanks/

  9. Kids would love this. A fun easy Christmas gift. Thanks for doing giveaways!!

  10. Awesome gift for my daughter who knows everyone line in the movie….Thank you for consideration

  11. I would love this gift. I’m raising my grandson and have nothing for him to watch and this would be a great start. Thank you so much for allowing me to enter this contest

  12. This looks really cute, I’d love to see it! Thanks for the Giveaway. Teresa.

  13. Well…my daughter would love that in her stocking!

  14. Awesome giveaway. Thanks!

  15. This is awesome… I love it!!!

  16. What a beautiful set! I would love to win it and give it to son and family for Christmas. Thank you for the opportunity!

  17. I would love to have this for my nieces and nephew!

  18. My daughter is in love with this show! I’d like to be able to give it to her!

  19. SHREK…..who doesn’t love him…. would love to have this movie

  20. My family LOVES Shrek.. WE’d love to see this too!

  21. Shrek is fun no matter what age you are!

  22. Would be so much fun to have! Lots of little ones will enjoy it.

  23. We loved the original movie and as my kids have gotten older I’m not even sure we saw the sequels, so this musical would be fun holiday entertainment.

    Thanks for the giveaways.

  24. Would love to win!

  25. I would love this DVD to view over the holidays with my nieces! We love Shrek.

  26. I would love to win. Looks like a fun movie.

  27. My Grandchildren would love to watch this movie.

  28. I loved the other Shrek movies. Can’t wait to see this one (even if I don’t win).

  29. Love that little green guy. Hope I get one ,. Thanks jj

  30. I didn’t know this was out however my son would love it, and so would I! :)

  31. Fun! My son would go nuts…

  32. Definitely one we would all love.

  33. My boys would love this.

  34. My kids would love this :)

  35. How fun! :-) I’d love to win this for a sister who just loves broadway plays, I know this would brighten her day. 😀

  36. my niece would love it!

  37. That’s awesome of the folks at Dreamworks to send you 5 copies to give away. Good luck everyone!

  38. Great giveaway! My family loves Shrek!

  39. This looks like such a fantastic movie, thanks for the chance.

  40. We haven’t seen this one yet! My family would love it!

  41. What a great gift for a family!!

  42. What a great gift!