Shrek The Musical To Premiere In Seattle In August

SEATTLE (AP) — After three popular animated movies, a green ogre will make his musical debut on the Seattle stage this summer.

Dreamworks says “Shrek the Musical” will premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre Aug. 14 to Sept. 21. Shrek, Donkey and Fiona expect the show to open on Broadway in New York in the fall of 2008.

Dreamworks say this is its first venture in turning animated movies into a stage version.

Seattle has a history of previewing musicals for Broadway. Others include “Young Frankenstein,” “The Light in the Piazza,” and “Hairspray.”