Monday, October 21, 2013

"Shrek: The Musical" Comes to Blu-Ray & DVD {Giveaway}

Shrek: The Musical Blu-Ray
On October 15, a new addition to our Shrek library was released on Blu-Ray and DVD. Shrek: The Musical
The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Fans can join in on the performance with sing along Shrek-tastic songs on the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital HD™ or single-disc DVD!
Now, this isn't a sequel or anything. This is a capture of a Broadway performance, shot live with 10 cameras and directed by Michael Warren.  The show features 17 all-new songs, and the Blu-Ray includes a sing-a-long in the extra features. It's not every day you can enjoy a Broadway show in your own home. The quality of the cast, acting, singing are all excellent.

For me, I am not a huge fan of musicals, so I prefer the animated films in this series, but I can appreciate the high quality of this production. It is really interesting to see the familiar characters brought to life by actual actors on a stage, giving them a very different depth. One thing that struck me - the humour in this show is just as crude as in the films, but it seems somehow cruder coming from actual people that lack the softening effect of animation. I don't think this would necessarily hold the attention of younger kids (Boo didn't enjoy it - "too much singing") but if you have a bigger kid who appreciates fart jokes and has a better attention span, this is worth a viewing.

A Giveaway

One lucky Raising My Boys reader will receive a copy of Shrek: The Musical on Blu-Ray/DVD to enjoy in their own home.  Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, November 2. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. Best of luck!

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I did receive a complimentary copy of the Blu-Ray to facilitate my review. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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