Saturday, October 26, 2013

DVD/Blu-Ray review- Shrek: The Musical!

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this to review for myself. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

Friday was family movie night in my house and, luckily for us, we were well-prepared with a show to watch, thanks to the arrival earlier this week of Shrek: The Musical! Here's a bit about it, from a press release that I received:

Featuring a fantasic score of 17 all-new songs, Shrek The Musical was filmed on stage to capture the magic of a Broadway performance and stars an amazing celebrated cast including Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Sutton Foster (Fiona), Daniel Breaker (Donkey), Christopher Sieber (Lord Farquaad), and John Tartaglia (Pinocchio). The film was shot live on Broadway with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren. Now you can bring the magic of Broadway to your home and get the best seat in the house when the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD arrives on October 15th!
Daniel and I were lucky enough to see this show here in Seattle before it opened on Broadway, and it was fun to see it again (changed a bit from when we saw it) as it appeared in NYC.  The recording is about 2 hours long, and is packed with lots of jokes, songs, dancing and laughter.  The acting is great, and the story is as fun in this version as in the original movie version.  The editing was fairly obvious, but if you ignore that, this recording of the live Broadway play is a lot of fun. My family greatly enjoyed it!