SHREK The Musical opens in Melbourne Australia

SHREK The musical has opened in Melbourne Australia. Dance Informa was a part of the official green carpet opening on February 19th as stars from the entertainment world walked the very green (red) carpet to celebrate the occasion at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. 


The cast includes some of Australia’s most loved stars including; Ben Mingay as SHREK, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona, Todd Mckenny as Lord Farquaad and Nat Jobe as the Donkey. Denise Devlin was the dragon and from the 18th of March, Marcia Hines will make a special guest appearance as the Dragon. The role of Young Princess Fiona will be shared in Melbourne by Charlize Costantin (9 years old, from Montmorency), Lilah Crotty (10, Coburg), Isobel Lauber (9, Doreen) and Charlotte Lundy (12, Highton).


Taking on a multitude of roles within the fairy-tale realm are Ross Chisari (as Little Pig), Annie Chiswell (Ugly Duckling), Benjamin Colley (Pied Piper), Andy Conaghan (Wolf), Denise Devlin (Mama Bear), Mackenzie Dunn (Swing), Blake Erickson (Papa Bear), Manon Gunderson-Briggs (Gingy), Hollie James (Swing), Rubin Matters (Peter Pan), Sarah Murr (Fairy Godmother), Joshua Robson (Little Pig), Monique Sallé (Red Riding Hood), Tom Sharah (Little Pig), Leigh Sleightholme (Swing), Suzanne Steele (Wicked Witch), Rhys Velasquez (Swing), Caleb Vines (Pinocchio) and Sascha Wykes (Baby Bear).


The lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to life on the stage. The show dazzled Melbourne audiences last night after it’s successful run in Sydney and a tour to Brisbane is planned as it’s next stop.


Featuring a terrific score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, the New York Times has proclaimed SHREK THE MUSICAL as “True Happiness!”

The show has been lauded by critics and audiences alike, receiving 8 Tony Award nominations, 12 Drama Desk nominations, 10 Outer Critics Circle nominations, 3 Drama League nominations and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album.


SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!


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Images: Todd McKenney and SHREK ensemble by Brian Geach and Ben Mingay, Nat Jobe, Lucy Durack by Brian Geach