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Shrek the Musical Opens this week at Moonlight Amphitheatre

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by Kate Hamernik

MSP Shrek 2390 L-R Marc Ginsburg Michelle London Credit Ken Jacques Photography

We have really enjoyed Moonlight Stage Production‘s Summer Line up this year!  We enjoyed All Shook Up and The Music Man earlier – my kids have been most excited about the Musical Shrek.  They haven’t really seen the movie but they know the premise and they are super excited!  I love seeing animated movies made into live stage productions – I feel it brings new life to the live arts!

As predicted, our kids were on the edge of their seats and it was so much fun for the adults as well.  The story celebrates misfits and twists our expectations for fairytales.  This musical is inspired by the movie Shrek and there is a fair amount of ‘little boy’ humor – my son wishes all musicals could have ‘tooting contests’ – but alas, only this one has ever delivered.  While I felt the movie was full of innuendo I am not quite ready for my kids to watch yet, I felt the musical had less and what there was went over our kid’s heads.  It totally got our family’s stamp of approval!

As always seems to be the case with Moonlight over the last 35 years, the cast was phenomenal.  Make sure to go and see it!  Shrek the Musical plays from NOW through August 29th.  The Moonlight is a splurge, but well worth it!  Investing in the community and the arts!  Make sure to check your Entertainment Book for bogo coupons!


If you are unfamiliar with the story of Shrek – here is the synopsis…..

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.”


Want to see a little behind the scenes fun? Check out this video!

The Moonlight Amphitheatre is located in Vista in North County!


Support the arts in our community and have a great time!  Shrek is a fun outing for the whole family!


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