When Shrek the Musical first debuted in 2009, it was the biggest hit of the year.
Since then, it has won five Golden Globes and been nominated for 13 Tony Awards.
But in an age of Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Prime, it is still the most popular musical on Broadway.
Shrek has made millions, and it has made some of us laugh, cry, and, yes, cry.
But its music is the one thing we’re all really talking about.
What is Shrek?
What does it mean?
What do we really want to hear?
Here’s our exclusive interview with the show’s director of musicals to find out.
What are we talking about?
The musical tells the story of a group of friends that get caught up in a love triangle.
The song “I Am a Bunny” was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Song and has been nominated a record five times.
The theme song “A Song for Shrek” has also been nominated four times.
It’s been nominated more times than any other musical in Broadway history, including the Tony Awards and Grammy Awards.
How did you first hear the song?
I had heard it on Broadway, but it was a song that was very much a part of my childhood.
I grew up on Broadway and I always liked singing and playing piano.
I just knew that if I had a little bit of time, I’d go and sing it to my sister.
It had that kind of pop-culture-y feel to it.
What’s it about?
There are a lot of things that are in it.
It has a lot to do with Shrek’s love of animals.
He’s always been a big animal lover, and he’s always got a big passion for it.
The whole premise of the song is, “I don’t know if I can go to the zoo, but I’m going to the movies and I’m getting a ticket to see it!”
Shrek loves animals.
Why is it so popular?
There’s just something about it.
I think the song really resonates with the audience.
It was written by one of my friends.
And so I think that it resonates very strongly with people.
It also has a little pop-cultural-y vibe to it, and that’s one of the things that made it really popular.
So how did you choose the songs?
It was sort of the same way we write musicals: It was all about the music, and then I went through a lot and just really went with what I think would make for the best musical.
It kind of evolved from there.
When it was done, I had some ideas about what would be in the movie, but that was kind of a collaborative process.
I don’t think I ever asked for any of the lyrics.
What did you think about the movie?
I liked it a lot, actually.
It got nominated for several Golden Globies.
I was in it a little too long, so I went home and I was like, “This is the worst.”
It just sort of went on and on.
But I was really happy with it.
How does it feel to be the one that has to rewrite the movie and make sure that it fits the song, the characters, and the world?
It feels great.
I had been watching Shrek for a long time, and I knew that it was something I really wanted to do, so it was just a matter of doing it.
So I went in and I did the final rewrite.
The reason I was doing it was because there was a moment in the show where it was in the song where I wanted to play Shrek and then it was like [shakes head] No, we’re going to go ahead and write the music and it was all right with the world.
How many songs were in the final edit?
I don�t know.
It could be like 50.
I’m sure it was.
How long was that?
About six months.
How big of a project was it?
It’s not an epic project, but for an indie musical, it’s really ambitious.
The amount of time it took to get it done, and make it good, was huge.
How do you decide which songs to include?
I was actually looking for songs that had a certain sound or a certain feel.
I would listen to a lot.
When I was listening to songs, I would say, “OK, I can do this song.”
Then I would go back and check, and say, “[Song] sounds like this.”
I had to do a lot more research than I had previously done to figure out what the songs were about.
But it was really rewarding to find a lot different kinds of songs and really try to bring a lot new songs to the show.
What does that mean for Shrink?