"Shrek the Musical" at Throckmorton Theatre

Ahh, Shrek. The not-so-jolly green ogre that propelled several things back in 2001 — movies that were entertaining for both kids and adults as well as the tidal wave of Mike Myers and all the terrible accents that followed (see: “yeah, baby”, “get in my belly”, “that’ll do, Donkey,” etc). But did you know that the Canadian master of disguise wasn’t the initial pick to voice Shrek? That would the late Chris Farley. In fact, Farley voiced the first movie and Myers was brought after Farley passed. It’s hard to imagine anyone else doing the part at this point for better or worse (I’m already starting to get exaggerated Scottish shouts stuck in my head,) but there’s no denying the staying power of this blockbuster franchise.

The Throckmorton’s shows will feature some of the most talented adult and youth actors in the Bay Area along with all the songs from the film: ‘Overture,” “Big Bright Beautiful World,” “Story of my Life,” “The Goodbye Song,” “Don’t Let Me Go,” “What’s Up Duloc,” “I Know It’s Today,” “Travel Song,” “Forever,” This Is How a Dream Come True,” “Who I’d Be,” “Entr’act,” “Morning Person,” “I Think I Got You Beat,” “Ballad of Farquaad,” “Make a Move,” “When Words Fail,” “Morning Person Reprise,” “Build a Wall,” “Freak Flag,” “Big Bright Beautiful World Reprise,” and the finale “This Is Our Story” and “I’m a Believer.” It’ll surely be a show you won’t forget.

If You Go:

When: August 7 through August 16, dates and times vary

Where: 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley

Cost: $14-35


Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.