My son was just itching to see Shrek The Musical since he (and the rest of us) are big fans of the zany Shrek movies.
The show started about 15 minutes late and then there was a technical difficulty which ended up in another delay. The audience handled this well. Boy Child didn't handle it all that well because the instigating and touching and pinching started between he and his sister but thankfully the show started back up fairly quickly so that we were all mesmerized again.
The show follows the original Shrek movie very well. The music and songs were impressively performed. The colors of the sets and costumes were spectacular. The special effects were wonderful. Especially the dragon and Lord Farquaad.
My daughter will tell you that their favorite character was the Dragon. The way they handled this puppet and the singing voice behind it was marvelous. My son really loved Donkey too. I have to say that Donkey was my favorite as well because not only was he effervescent, I thought he had such an astonishing singing voice. In fact the talent on this stage was outstanding. Their comedic genius and amazing voices just captivated us beyond belief.
In my family's opinion, if you miss this show you really would have missed out! We would see this again and again. There was just so much energy, laughter, and general merriment with this show that you can't leave without a smile on your face and a pain in your side from the laughter. Oh and a word to those that skipped out while they were introducing the cast to us at the end - you missed the best ending ever with the "I'm A Believer" song and dance number - Astounding! Everyone was up on their feet dancing and clapping and singing along.
Disclaimer: As I stated above, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gave me 4 tickets to see Shrek The Musical in exchange for my opinion of the show. They only asked for my honest opinion and nothing more. All comments above are my truthful thoughts on this show - we really did love it.