Shrek the Musical at Fisher Theatre in Detroit

Photo by Joan Marcus

Heroes come in all sorts of packages. Big, tall, short and small. Sometimes, they're even green. And even ogres. Who – sing? In that case, we'd be talking about none other than (you guessed it!) Shrek the Musical, making its Detroit debut Feb. 28-March 12, 2012.

This Broadway hit is heading to the Fisher Theatre for an action-packed family stage delight. Like most fairytales, the story takes place in a kingdom far away. Our hero, Shrek, is on a quest to rescue a feisty princess in exchange for a deed to his swamp home. Shrek and the princess fall in love – but getting there is all the fun.

Parents and kids who know the story will delight that chatterbox Donkey is on stage as Shrek's sidekick. Toss in a villain with a "short" temper, a cookie with an attitude and oodles of other far-fetched misfits, and, producer Nederlander Detroit promises, "You've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero." With its 19 fresh tunes, this musical delivers!

The stage show, featuring jaw-dropping scenery and dancing sure to dazzle, promises the irreverent humor everyone loves from the DreamWorks film – with feel-good ditties to spare. Note that while it's family show, kids 5 and younger are not allowed. Ticket prices range $29-$99.

Check out the Metro Parent listing for specific show times – including a special signed performance on Sunday, March 4 – on Shrek the Musical in Detroit.

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