In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Shrek the Musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek! as well as the popular DreamWorks Animation film, and features book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.