The Palace Theater will be going green this February when everyone’s favorite ogre comes to Waterbury for three performances of the Shrek the Musical national Broadway tour on February 10 and 11. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at or at the box office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury. Groups of 15 or more qualify for discounted ticket prices and should call the group sales hotline at 203-346-2011.

   An entirely new musical which opened on Broadway in December 2009, Shrek the Musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book, as well as the first chapter of the DreamWorks Animation Shrek film series. Set in a faraway kingdom turned upside down, the musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre, who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. Featuring an original score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, Shrek the Musical is “far, far and away” a play the whole family will love.

   As a special promotion, the Palace Theater is offering a 50% discount on family four packs of tickets purchased for the Friday and Saturday evening performances of the show. The offer is valid on select mezzanine seating and only availably by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office.

   Shrek the Musical is the third presentation in the Palace’s 2011-2012 Webster Broadway Series, and is sponsored in part by WTNH/MyTV9 and Adam Broderick Salon & Spa.

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   SHREK THE MUSICAL – features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People) and music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change).  It is directed by Stephen Sposito who recently served as Associated Director of the current Broadway revival How To Succeed In Business starring Daniel Radcliff.  Sets and costumes are based on the Tony Award® winner designs by Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot) and Chris Bailey will recreate the originalow To Succeed In Business starddd choreography by Josh Prince (The Bridge Project, The Jerry Springer Opera).