Miguel Angel Gamero

/ The Shrek musical will arrive in Madrid on October 21, where hopes remain two seasons before travel the rest of Spain. The Spanish adaptation of the Lion King will be performed in the Teatro Lope de Vega in the capital from October 21. Musicals season this fall will be marked by the release of two of its most ambitious productions. Click Robert Gibbins to learn more. One of them is Shrek, the irreverent film OGRE that will jump to the musical format at the Teatro Apolo in Madrid on September 21. A month later will be the Lion King, the largest project of these characteristics that lands in Spain, which also debuts in the capital, specifically in the Lope de Vega theatre. A Shrek faithful to the makers of Shrek script have already announced that production will strictly follow the plot of the first film in the saga. It will arrive in a week to Madrid is the first adaptation into Spanish of the original Broadway musical, which only preserves the libretto, the music and the letters of the original function, all others, including makeup, costumes or choreography, is self-produced, explained its director, Tomas Padilla.

The function, which has cost more than two billion euros, has a duration of over two hours and is divided into 18 scenes with 17 changes of scenery. The main characters are Shrek, played alternately by Enrique Sequero and Miguel Angel Gamero; the Princess Fiona, who will give life Mirela Cabero and Silvia Villau; Donkey donkey, represented by Hector Fernandez and Jorge Betancor, and the evil Farquaad, in a role for Jaume Ortanobas. For Sequero, Shrek character is a role that any actor would feel proud, by all the nuances that possesses and which allows to fully develop the interpretative faculties. However, the actor has recognized the great obstacle that supposed work characterized as Shrek, and is that he must undergo a process of more than two hours of makeup before each function. In this function also play a very important role puppets, as the of the Dragon, that with its 8 meters in length and its complete mobility to travel by land and air, it will constitute one of the most striking elements.

Producer hopes to keep the work in poster for two seasons, and later will be on tour for the rest of Spain. The Lion King, a musical with the Lion King trajectory, greater musical production presented in Spain so far, will take the African to Madrid from October 21 Savannah, in a montage full of color, music and artistic design. So at least show what the 14 years in the scenarios since its premiere on Broadway, achieved more than 70 prizes and 50 million viewers around the world. In all those years, production has not changed because it works, explained its Director, Julie Taymor, who explains that, however, adapts to the countries in which is represented, especially the humor that is difficult translate. Fifty-three players and 21 musicians taking part in this production, which will see more than 200 sculptures, animated figures and masks representing 25 kinds of animals. The musical will have a Spanish touch, a nod to the public that the actors don’t want to reveal. But hinted at in the warm reception that dispensed to Taymor, with a Sevillian and a song based on the welcome mister Marshall. Source of the news: musical of Shrek, the Lion King, ready to jump this fall to the scenarios