Thursday, September 11, 2008

I liked it, I liked it!

I went to see Shrek the Musical last night with VERY low expectations. One of my coworkers said it "sucked", and "it didn't feel l was on Broadway, more like a small town theatre production" and "you better drink a lot of wine to enjoy it." He described mishaps that were laughable, and another coworker agreed. Others said "it got bad reviews" and "I couldn't get anyone to go with me" and "the sets were made of thin plywood". So, that said, I guzzled a couple glasses of wine and was ready to see a HORRIBLE show.

I LOVED Shrek. I was enthralled the whole way through, and what does that say about my taste in musicals? haha. I loved the sets, the costumes, the songs. I liked how the show moved from scene to scene, and Lord Farquat was just hilarious with his tiny fake legs, and big head and body. The gigantic dragon was beautiful as she swayed side to side and blinked with collosal eyes. Yes, I even laughed at the disgusting body humor. I wouldn't call it the most elegant musical, and it didn't have the best dancing I'd ever seen, but I thought it was cute and had a great message: don't judge a book by its cover. I loved hearing the squeals of laughter and whispers from the little girls behind me, who pointed and said with awe, "That's Shrek!!"

If you want a few laughs and good songs, go see Shrek. It's great for kids and adults alike, since it has some risque humor that goes right over the kids' heads. I'm glad I went into it with low expectations, because it made the show that much more wonderful for me.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear you liked it!!!! I ended up missing it because I had stuff to do immediately after work that took way too long. I'm glad all their efforts are paying off. I want to hear Travis' impression too!!!