I normally don’t know a lot about stage or Tony Awards stuff, but I watched Shrek: The Musical on Netflix and thought it was alright, and wondered what your favourite song was in the musical? Mine is “Who I’d Be”, which is just flawless and perfect. I’m actually listening to it now!
What about you?
My favorites are Who I’d Be, Freak Flag, and Make A Move. I played Pinnocchio in my schools production.
Definitely Who I’d Be, a masterpiece of musical theatre
Who I’d Be is easily the best song but I think the show is filled with a lot of good, catchy and well-written numbers.
SHREK is probably one of the biggest surprises of the 20 years if only for the fact when it was announced, I instantly rolled my eyes and expected the worst. The out-of-town tryouts happened and it didn’t seem to look good….then it came to Broadway and I was pleased.
The show certainly isn’t perfect but it was VERY enjoyable with a solid book and a very entertaining score.
On a side note, Brian D’Arcy James and Christopher Sieber were both robbed of Tonys that year. As for the score, I honestly wouldn’t have minded even it had won as well. Next to Normal along with the snubbed [title of show] were all worthy to win Score along with Shrek in my eyes.
I didn’t mind when I heard they were turning Shrek into a musical. I’m not the biggest fan of the Shrek franchise, but there have been many successful and great movie-to-musical stage adaptations, so Shrek didn’t sound like a bad idea to me. The problem I had when I saw it was that it felt like you could tell which songs Tesori/Lindsay-Abaire actually wanted to write and which songs they felt like they had to write. There were a few great numbers that were very successful (the opening number, I Know it’s Today, When Words Fail, I Got You Beat, Build a Wall, and obviously Who I’d Be), but the rest of the numbers felt like they seemed like chores to write (and sit through). And the donkey character in the musical is absolutely unbearable. He’s cute in the movie… In the show you just want to strangle him. Overall, I don’t think it’s as bad of a musical as some people make it out to be, but it’s definitely not one I’d consider great.
Freak Flag. I love jamming out to that song on my Broadway playlists
It really is a great score, often dismissed and lambasted simply because of the name of the show.
Who I’d Be, Build A Wall and Freak Flag are absolute beasts. Don’t Let Me Go and I Know It’s Today are also quite great. When Words Fail is also quite touching.
Tesori and Lindsay-Abaire wrote a new song for the licensed version of the show called “Forever.” You can find it on youtube – it’s great as well.