Shrek the Musical will be on tour and will perform at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, in Toronto, Canada, from March 20th through April 1st, 2012. The new production is based on Shrek's adventures in the classic William Steig's book and Oscar-winning film. Along with Shrek on this adventure from the swamp to the stage will be his sarcastic friend Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad, and a chorus of everybody's favorite fairytale creatures. With more layers than ever and a completely original new way of telling the tale, Shrek the Musical proves that there is more to the story than meets the ears.
Shrek, a lonely ogre, finds a surprise when fairy tale creatures are sent to live in his swamp by the evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek becomes friend with a talking donkey, and the two head out to meet with Lord Farquaad. Lord Farquaad needs Princess Fiona to marry him so that he will become king. So when Shrek and Donkey go see him, they have to save Fiona from a giant fire-breathing dragon. The dragon is really a girl, and she falls in love with Donkey. Donkey, Shrek, and Fiona run away, and Dragon chases them.
Once Shrek and Donkey rescue Fiona they take her back to Lord Farquaad. However, along the way Shrek falls in love with Fiona. Fiona reveals she is cursed and turns into an ogress at night. There is only one way to break the curse and that is by her true love's first kiss. Fiona and Farquaad have a marriage ceremony, but they are interrupted by Shrek, who tells Fiona he loves her. Donkey and Dragon enter and Dragon eats Lord Farquaad. Shrek and Fiona finally kiss, and Fiona turns into an ogress permanently. Shrek takes his swamp back, and the two marry there. After a karaoke party the newlyweds go on their honeymoon.