JULY 22 TO AUG. 7, 2016 AT THE VENETIAN THEATRE
(Macao, April 11, 2016) — DreamWorks Theatricals, Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce that the production of SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, is coming to Macao for the very first time as part of its first ever international tour. Supported by The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, the English-language production will be playing at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao for 21 performances only, from July 22 to Aug. 7, 2016 and follows other Broadway musicals that Sands China Ltd. has brought to Macao. Tickets for the show go on sale Tuesday, April 12, 2016 and are available at all Cotai Ticketing box offices.
SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film that started it all. This live adaptation brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to the stage. In a far away kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey that does not keep quiet, a villain 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.
“We are thrilled that SHREK THE MUSICAL will be performed in places it’s never been before and for families all over the world to experience their favorite ogre and fairy tale creatures live on stage,” said DreamWorks Theatricals.
“We are so excited to bring this musical to Macao, as part of our entertainment strategy to bring international shows to the region. It reaffirms our commitment to offer entertainment for all ages and this show will appeal to both adults and children alike,” said Dave Horton, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Las Vegas Sands Corp. & Sands China Ltd. “It also complements our existing long-term partnership with DreamWorks at Sands Cotai Central where guests can enjoy a Shrekfast character breakfast and watch the DreamWorks characters in the All-Star parade; and now Shrek The Musical offers the complete Shrek experience.”
SHREK THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change). SHREK THE MUSICAL is choreographed by Chris Bailey and directed by Stephen Sposito who served as Associate Director of the Broadway revival How To Succeed In Business starring Daniel Radcliff. Costumes are the Tony Award® winner designs by Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot).
This production of SHREK THE MUSICAL is produced by Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations, LLC.
SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao from July 22 to Aug. 7, 2016. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 12, 2016 and are available at all Cotai Ticketing box offices or www.cotaiticketing.com
Event SHREK THE MUSICAL
Date and Time July 22 – Aug. 7, 2016
8 p.m. (Tuesdays to Fridays)
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Saturdays)
1 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Sundays)
Note: There will be no performances on Mondays
Venue The Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macao
Ticket Prices MOP/ HKD 780 (VIP)
MOP/ HKD 580 (A Reserve)
MOP/ HKD 380 (B Reserve)
MOP/ HKD 180 (C Reserve)
Ferry Packages Add MOP/HKD 108 to ticket price for a round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry ticket between Hong Kong and Macao
* Not applicable to C Reserve ticket
Ticketing Outlets Cotai Ticketing
· Online: www.cotaiticketing.com
· Box offices:
o The Venetian Macao – Cotai Arena and Main Lobby box offices
o Four Seasons Hotel Macao – The Plaza™ Macao box office
o Sands® Macao – Level 1 box office
o Sands® Cotai Central – Sheraton Main Lobby and Holiday Inn Main Lobby box offices
o Macao: +853 2882 8818
o Hong Kong: +852 6333 6660
o China toll-free: 4001 206 618
Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies)
· Online: www.HKTicketing.com
· Phone: +852 3128 8288
Macao Kong Seng Ticketing Network
· Online: www.macauticket.com
· Selected retail outlets, as listed at www.macauticket.com/TicketWeb/ServiceStations.aspx
· Phone: +853 2855 5555
Photo caption: SHREK THE MUSICAL will be playing at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Macao from July 22 to Aug. 7, 2016. It is the latest in a series of Broadway musicals that Sands China Ltd. has brought to Macao. Tickets for the show go on sale Tuesday, April 12, 2016 and are available at all Cotai Ticketing box offices.
ENTERTAINMENT AT SANDS RESORTS COTAI STRIP MACAO
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offerings of Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.
For information about upcoming shows and events, visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/macau-shows.html and www.sandsmacao.com/entertainment.html
ABOUT BROADWAY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP FZ LLC
Broadway Entertainment Group is the world’s first ever theatrical distribution company to consolidate an international circuit and bring top quality entertainment into emerging markets. Broadway Entertainment Group is breaking new ground and rapidly expanding into the markets of the Middle East, Commonwealth Independent States, South and Central Asia and Latin America.
Chief Executive Officer Liz Koops as produced shows internationally for over 20 years, with touring productions in over 37 countries. Currently, Broadway Entertainment Group is touring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, SHREK The Musical, Sister Act, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of The Snowman and Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs. During her tenure as Managing Director of Clear Channel (now Live Nation), Liz was instrumental in establishing the European and Asian Touring circuit for first-class musicals.
Previous productions include: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Fosse, Cats, Chicago – The Musical, Miss Saigon, Gumboots, Slava’s Snowshow, Bounce, Lady Salsa, Circus Oz, Lano and Woodley, Mum’s the Word, Rudy Coby, Shaolin Kung Fu Monks and Jerry Seinfeld World Tour.
Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC currently has offices in New York, London, Dubai and Australia. For more information about Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC, please visit, www.broadwayentertainmentgroup.com.
ABOUT NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS LLC
NETworks Presentations LLC (NETworks) from its inception nearly 20 years ago has been an industry leading producer and manager of touring musical theatre productions and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having toured over 60 productions throughout North America, NETworks is now expanding its tours into international markets including South America, Europe, South East Asia, and the Middle East. Current touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Dancing, Blue Man Group, Elf the Musical, Bullets Over Broadway, Love Letters, Once the Musical and international tours of Beauty and the Beast and Shrek The Musical.
DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE (Book & Lyrics) nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Book of a Musical and Best Score (with composer Jeanine Tesori). Prior to that he was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC's Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His other shows include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David's screen adaptation of Rabbit Hole stars Nicole Kidman and is directed by John Cameron Mitchell. David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council.
JEANINE TESORI (Music) has written four Tony-nominated scores for Broadway: Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan), Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner), and Shrek the Musical (lyrics, David Lindsay-Abaire). The production of Caroline, or Change at the National Theater in London received the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Her first off-Broadway musical, Violet, written with Brian Crawley, received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1997. Last fall, Ms. Tesori’s FUN HOME was presented at The Public Theater as part of the 2012-2013 Public Lab Season. A Blizzard On Marblehead Neck, her commission for the MET/LCT Opera/Theater, was featured at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011. She has been the recipient of many other honors including Drama Desk and Obie awards, and was cited by ASCAP as being the first woman composer to have "two new musicals running concurrently on Broadway." She composed the music for The New York Shakespeare Festival's production of Brecht's Mother Courage, as translated by Tony Kushner, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline. She has written songs for the movie Shrek The Third. Her film scores include Nights in Rodanthe, Winds of Change, Show Business, Wrestling With Angels, and Every day with Liev Schreiber. She has produced sixty CD's for Silver-Burdett Ginn's Making Music and the original cast albums for Twelfth Night, Violet and Caroline, or Change. Ms. Tesori is currently working on a new opera for WNO.
STEPHEN SPOSITO (Director) As Director: Sherk The Musical (US Tour), The Obie Awards, The American Theatre Wing Gala (Honoring, Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, and Hal Prince). Associate Director: The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson and How To Succeed In Business starring Daniel Radcliff. Other credits include: Promises, Promises (Broadway); Shrek The Musical (Broadway); Dogfight (Second Stage); Parade (Mark Taper Forum); Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall); Speech and Debate (Roundabout Theatre Company); 81st Annual Academy Awards. Graduate of The University of Michigan.
DREAMWORKS THEATRICALS DreamWorks Theatricals, a division of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., was established in 2007 to develop and execute live stage and arena show productions inspired by the Company's franchise properties.
WILLIAM STEIG (Author of the book Shrek!). Named the “King of Cartoons” by Newsweek, William Steig remains The New Yorker’s longest-running contributor, with more than 1,600 drawings and 117 covers to his name. He began writing and illustrating books for children at the age of 60. His work Sylvester and the Magic Pebble earned him the Caldecott Medal, the highest honor bestowed on children’s picture books, but it was the 1990 fairy tale Shrek! That ultimately brought him his largest audience by inspiring one of the most successful film franchises in motion picture history. William Steig wrote and illustrated children’s books up until the last year of his life and died in 2003 at the age of 96.