In moving the hit film to the stage, with dozens of show tunes, the edgy humor of the DreamWorks flicks gets lost in a mountain of in-jokes about other Broadway shows. Now Shrek, Donkey and Fiona seem to exist in a sort of fairytale Shubert Alley, where every character knows that Les Miz, A Chorus Line and Spamalot (even Spamalot) are much better shows. Former Dallas actor Brian Gonzales plays Shrek at some matinees of this national tour production. At other times, look for him in lots of roles, including the middle pig, the Pied Piper and the Pope. Note that parking during the State Fair is $15 and is not included in the price of a Shrek ticket. The DART station is right outside the Music Hall and you can enter the venue with tickets or a reservation. Check in at the desk in the west lobby. Continues through October 17 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. 214-631-2787. Reviewed September 29.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 28. Continues through Oct. 17, 2010