Someone was very excited to see "Shrek the Musical" on Tuesday!
We ventured over to the Pantages Theatre to catch opening night of the family-friendly show, and CC couldn't wait to get inside.
"Shrek" was lots of fun -- lively music, silly characters (CC loved Gingy, the sassy gingerbread man), and clever visual jokes (read: everything involving the diminutive Lord Farquaad).
(l to r) David F.M. Vaughn (as Lord Farquaad), Gingy, Guard. (Photo credit: (c) 2010 DreamWorks Theatricals/Joan Marcus)
Sitting in "The Social Swamp," aka the mezzanine, I was able to tweet and Facebook -- that is, until CC told me to put my phone away. (Telling her that we were in the "social swamp" didn't cut it, either.)
While we both enjoyed the show -- it's great for families! -- I would recommend showing your child the movie first, if he or she hasn't already seen it. For some reason, I took it for granted that CC already knew the story. (She didn't.) So there were lots of questions in the first act.
One more little hint: Stick around after the curtain call. You won't be sorry.
"Shrek the Musical"
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028