The cast features Eric Petersen in the title role, Haven Burton (Shrek, Legally Blonde) as Princess Fiona, David F.M. Vaughn as Lord Farquaad and Alan Mingo, Jr. (The Little Mermaid, Rent) as Donkey.
Here is a look at the red carpet arrivals, with a special appearance by the show's stars:
Alexa Vega, Sam Harris, Shirley Jones and More Celebrate Shrek Los Angeles Opening
Rob Ashford co-directs the tour with original Broadway director Jason Moore; choreographer is Josh Prince. The production includes revisions made since the Broadway run.
Shrek — which is based on based on the story and characters from William Steig's book and the DreamWorks Animation film of the same name — features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori.
Shrek is billed as "an entirely new musical based on the story and characters from William Steig's book 'Shrek!,' as well as the DreamWorks Animation film."
For more information, visit www.ShrekTheMusical.com.