He's big, he's green and he's mighty unclean. Despite all that (or maybe because of it?) the kids love Shrek, the surly ogre who just wants a little peace and quiet in his swamp. Instead, the big lug ends up going abroad, making friends with a real ass and finding someone who loves him for who he is. Oh, and there's also a boatload of songs about life, love and the importance of letting your freak flag fly. Shrek the Musical
brings its fairy tale world to the Muny in Forest Park Muny in Forest Park (314-361-1900 or www.muny.org
) at 8:15 p.m. Monday through Sunday (June 24 through 30). Tickets are $12 to $80.
June 24-30, 2013