Shrek The Musical

at Connecticut Repertory Theatre

“Not all the stand-outs are human. This fantastical musical odyssey gets a boost from dozens of puppets — flapping birds, blooming flowers, blind mice, a gingerbread man (tortured by human soldiers brandishing spatulas and rolling pins) and a gorgeously scary dragon who exists in segments of head, wings and tail and is whisked about the stage like a Chinese kite. You’ll be a believer!”

- Harford Courant

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“The company's choice of "Shrek The Musical" for its big spring production is inspired. The show finds contemporary political relevance in the story of fairy-book characters displaced from the kingdom they've called home.”

- Hartford Courant



“In a word, ‘The greatest fairy tale never told’ is spectacular. Directed by Margarett Perry, it also is an edgy, zany, non-stop romp and altogether magical. With a large cast of exceptional performers, extraordinary puppetry, terrific costumes, and spot-on set design, CRT’s Shrek is a feast for the eyes and an unrelenting tickle to the funny bone.”

- Pillow Talking (She Said)



“Margarett Perry did an amazing job directing this Broadway-scale musical. There is no better compliment that I can give to a director than when I walk out of a show and say, “Man-O-Manischewitz, what a show! I wish I had directed that!”

-Pillow Talking (He Said)





“Margarett Perry directs this great show that is stuffed with delightful songs led by musical director John Pike.”

-Bonnie’s Blog