Shrek The Musical stars have been revealed. Ben Mingay will star as Shrek, Lucy Durack is Princess Fiona and Marcia Hines will join the Sydney cast as the Dragon.
“When the opportunity to produce Shrek The Musical arose, I instantly thought of Ben and Lucy as ideal casting for Shrek and Princess Fiona, and I’m thrilled they have both agreed to join the production. And when I saw Marcia Hines command the stage in Saturday Night Fever, I knew she should play our Dragon,” said John Frost. “We’ll be auditioning for the rest of the cast next month and I can’t wait to find Donkey, Lord Farquaad, Gingy, Pinocchio and all the wonderful characters in this hilarious musical comedy.
Frost went after Shrek the Musical for Australia after seeing the New York production. “I fell in love with the show when I saw it on Broadway and was bowled over by the way audiences responded to the social issues it covers, themes like friendship, discrimination, acceptance, inclusiveness and ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’. I know Australia is going to fall in love with Shrek The Musical as much as I did,” Frost added.
SYDNEY SEASON DETAILS
Venue – Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star
Season – From 1 January 2020
Performance Times – Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Thurs 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm and 6pm