Music by Jeanine Tesori; book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig;
Directed by Deborah Stimson-Snow; Music Directed by Richard Lewis
Recommended for all audiences. Please note – children under 4 will not be admitted to the theater.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The hilarious and irrepressibly charming story of everyone’s favorite ogre. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Add a donkey who won’t stop talking, a vertically challenged bad guy with a “short” temper, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand – Shrek!
The high grossing Shrek series is ready to spin-off a new movie featuring Puss in Boots as the main character. The story will be a prequel and show how Puss in Boots and Shrek met. Antonio Bandaras and Selma Hayek have signed on. Antonio Banderas has been the voice of Puss in Boots for Shrek II and Shrek III.
Puss in Boots is a swashbuckling orange tabby with a spanish accent. Antonio Banderas modeled Puss after Zorro, who Banderas played in several films. Puss is a lady’s “cat” and embodies latin “machismo”.
The film title is “Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer” based on internet research.