SHREK THE MUSICAL Cast and Crew Visit The Venetian Macao

Before International Production Kicks Off in July

(Macao, May 24, 2016)SHREK THE MUSICAL, produced by Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations, LLC., is coming to The Venetian® Macao this summer. 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 from July 22 to Aug. 7, 2016 and follows other Broadway musicals that Sands China Ltd. has brought to Macao. Cast and crew from the production attended a special media event Tuesday, giving local and regional media outlets an opportunity to get some insights into this broadway style theatre show. 

Tour manager Justin Scholl, together with Kyle Timson and Christian Marriner, who play Shrek and Lord Farquaad respectively, were special guests at the media event. Guests attending the event were treated to an exclusive performance by Shrek (Kyle Timson) who sang “Big Bright Beautiful World”, while Lord Farquaad (Christian Marriner) performed the “Ballad of Farquaad” at the event.

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 faraway 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 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.” 

Tickets to SHREK THE MUSICAL at The Venetian Theatre are available via Cotai Ticketing. Tickets are priced HKD/MOP 180-780, and can be booked online now at www.cotaiticketing.com or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (Hong Kong) / 4001 206 618 (mainland China). 

Shrek the Musical Press Call Group Photo
Photo caption: (from left to right) Loryn Pretorius, Head of Make-up; Justin Scholl, tour manager for Macao show; Mr. Scott Messinger, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sands China Ltd.; Kyle Timson and Christian Marriner who play Shrek and Lord Farquaad respectively; and Season Saulet, Head of Wardrobe attended in the media event Tuesday at The Venetian Macao. SHREK THE MUSICAL will be held at The Venetian Macao’s Venetian Theatre July 22 – Aug. 7, 2016.
Shrek the Musical Press Call Shrek
Photo caption: Kyle Timson, who plays the role of Shrek in SHREK THE MUSICAL, attended and performed “Big Bright Beautiful World” at the media event Tuesday at The Venetian Macao. SHREK THE MUSICAL will be held at The Venetian Macao’s Venetian Theatre July 22 – Aug. 7, 2016.
Shrek the Musical Press Call Lord Farquaad
Shrek the Musical Press Call Lord Farquaad
Photo caption: Christian Marriner, who plays the role of Lord Farquaad in SHREK THE MUSICAL, performed ”Ballad of Farquaad” at the media event Tuesday at The Venetian Macao. SHREK THE MUSICAL will be held at The Venetian Macao’s Venetian Theatre July 22 – Aug. 7, 2016.

 

Entertainment at Sands China Properties

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena and 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues and Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre 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 1,800-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 offering of Sands China Ltd. 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.

 

 

Media contacts:

Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited

Lily Cheng

Tel: +853 8118 2013

Email: lily.sw.cheng@sands.com.mo

 

Karen Lou

Tel: +853 8118 2059

Email: karen.lou@sands.com.mo