“This exciting new exhibit will chronicle the beginnings of Shrek, from the beloved book by William Steig to the blockbuster movie franchise from DreamWorks to the Chicago launch of the First National Tour of Shrek the Musical now playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre,” according to press notes. “The Look Inside the Swamp: Shrek from Book to Film to Stage exhibit will feature an exclusive tour through the creation of Shrek the Musical including character development drawings from the original movie 'Shrek,' costumes and sketches, set models, set sketches and photos, Princess Fiona’s tower, Lord Farquaad’s castle, scenes from the show on video, a chance to walk the green carpet and take photos along side the gang of Far, Far Away and much, much more!”
Haven Burton, who stars as Princess Fiona in the Shrek tour, will perform “I Know It’s Today” with the actresses playing Fiona’s child and teenage selves to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.
The touring production of Shrek the Musical continues at the Cadillac Palace Theatre through Sept. 5.
— Thomas Peter