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!
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!
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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!