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CHARACTERS SHREK PRINCESS FIONA DONKEY LORD FARQUAAD DRAGON FAIRYTALE CREATURES: GINGY, PINOCCHIO, BIG BAD WOLF, THREE LITTLE PIGS, WHITE RABBIT, FAIR...

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CHARACTERS SHREK PRINCESS FIONA DONKEY LORD FARQUAAD DRAGON FAIRYTALE CREATURES: GINGY, PINOCCHIO, BIG BAD WOLF, THREE LITTLE PIGS, WHITE RABBIT, FAIRY GODMOTHER, PETER PAN, WICKED WITCH, SUGAR PLUM FAIRY, UGLY DUCKLING, THREE BEARS, MAD I-IATTER, HUMPTY DUMPTY, ELF, DWARF, etc. ENSEMBLE: LITTLE SHREK, MAMA AND PAPA OGRE, KING HAROLD AND QUEEN LILLIAN, ANGRY MOB, HAPPY PEOPLE, YOUNG SHREK, YOUNG FIONA, TEEN FIONA, CAPTAIN AND HIS GUARDS, KNIGHTS, PIED PIPER AND RATS, THREE BLIND MICE, BLUEBIRD, BISHOP, etc.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS Act 1 1. 2. 2a. 3. 3a. 3b. 3c. 4. 4a. 4b. 4c. 4d. 5. 5a. 5b. 5c. 6. 6a. 7. 7a. 8. 8a. 9. 9a. 10.

Overture Big Bright Beautiful World After Big Bright Beautiful World Story Of My Life Story Of My Life—Tag The Goodbye Song Shrek Crossover Don't Let Me Go Regiment #1 Farquaad’s Chamber Regiment Reprise Holiday For Duloc What's Up Duloc? The Raffle What's Up Duloc? — Reprise Fiona Tower Move I Know It's Today I Know It's Today—Playoff Travel Song Before “Forever” Forever Forever Playoff This Is How a Dream Comes True Act I Sunset Who I'd Be

1 1 6 7 12 12 13 17 20 21 24 26 27 30 32 33 34 37 39 45 46 50 53 60 62

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Act 2 11. 12. 13. 13a. 14. 14a. 14b. 15. 15a. 15b. 15c. 16. 16a. 17. 17a. 18. 18a. 19. 19a. 20. 2Ua. 20b. 20c. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Entr’acte Morning Person I Think I Got You Beat Farq In A Ballad Of Farquaad Air Guitar Crossover It's Duloc Make A Move Make A Move —Tag Act II Sunset The Curse When Words Fail Morning Person Reprise The Arrival Of Farquaad Fare Thee Well Ogre Build A Wall Build A Wall Playoff Freak Flag Freak Flag Playoff Wedding Procession Big Bright Beautiful World Reprise Stop The Wedding Cathedral Sunset / Transformation Beautiful Ain't Always Pretty Finale Bows I'm A Believer Exit Music

65 65 71 76 77 80 81 83 86 88 89 90 92 94 96 96 97 99 97 105 108 109 111 113 113 116 117 118

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SHREK THE MUSICAL

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ACT ONE SCENE ONE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#1 - Overture ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(The book opens, and on the first page we see fairytale magical smoke wafting around the silhouette of a tall, horned ogre. The ogre stands heroically. SHREK tales his position beside the story book. As HE narrates, the scenes appear on the pages of the book.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#2 - Big Bright Beautiful World ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VOICE of SHREK Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek, who lived with his parents in a bog by a tree. (A LITTLE OGRE appears in the book.)

Commented [LF1]: Little Shrek facing US towards book

SHREK “It was a pretty nasty place, but he was happy because ogres like nasty." (We reveal his PARENTS behind him. THEY are beaming with excitement.) VOICE of SHREK "On his 7th birthday, the little ogre's parents sat him down to talk, just as all ogre parents had for hundreds of years before." MAMA OGRE LISTEN SON, YOU'RE GROWING UP SO QUICKLY, GROWING UP, BIGGER BY THE DAY. PAPA OGRE ALTHOUGH WE WANT YOU HERE, THE RULES ARE VERY CLEARMAMA OGRE NOW YOU'RE SEVEN, PAPA OGRE NOW YOU'RE SEVEN, BOTH SO IT’S TIME TO GO AWAY.

Commented [LF2]: Ma and Pa enter through book

SHREK THE MUSICAL (Party horns! The LITTLE OGRE looks around, confused. His PARENTS pack him up to leave over the following... )

-2Commented [LF3]: Little Shrek turns to audience

PAPA OGRE MAMA PACKED A SANDWICH FOR YOUR TRIP MAMA OGRE YOUR PAPA PACKED YOUR BOOTS IN CASE OF SNOW

Commented [LF4]: Ma and Pa xDSC give LS knapsack and boots Deleted: TAKE SOME WORDS OF WISDOM¶ FOR YOUR TRIP.¶

BOTH YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE US PROUD, NO BACKING UP ALLOWED. . MAMA OGRE Commented [LF5]: Ma and Pa push LS SL and go US on book

]UST KEEP WALKING... PAPA OGRE ]UST KEEP WALKING... BOTH AND YOU'LL FIND SOMEWHERE TO GO. IT'S A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD WITH HAPPINESS ALL AROUND. IT'S PEACHES AND CREAM AND EVERY DREAM COMES TRUE. BUT NOT FOR YOU. IT'S A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD WITH POSSIBILITIES EVERYWHERE. AND ]UST AROUND THE BEND, THERE'S A FRIEND OR TWO... BUT NOT FOR YOU. MAMA OGRE

Commented [LF6]: Books moves SR. LS exits SL

GOODBYE! PAPA OGRE GOODBYE! MAMA OGRE WATCH OUT FOR MEN WITH PITCHFORKS!

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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(His PARENTS fade away. LITTLE SHREK continues walking. BIG SHREK addresses the audience again.) SHREK Ahh, I know its sad, very sad, but ogres are used to that-the hardships, the indignities, the endless stream miser -(SLAM! SHREK disappears behind the cover of a giant book that is thrown open. PRINCESS FIONA. oblivious to what she’s just done, climbs out of her book, and takes in the audience, thrilled.) FIONA Oh hello! Sorry I'm late! Welcome to Fiona: The Musical! Yay, let's talk about me. "Once upon a time, there was a little princess named Fiona, who lived in a kingdom Far Far Away. One fateful day, her parents told her that it was time for her to be locked away in a desolate tower, guarded by a fire-breathing dragon—as so many princesses had for hundreds of years before.”

Commented [LF7]: YF facing US, turn face DS take 2 steps

(Inside the story book, we see a little girl, YOUNG FIONA with her parents, KING HAROLD and QUEEN LILLIAN. THEY are taking her to the tower.) KING HAROLD YOUR MAMA PACKED A DOLLY FOR YOUR TRIP.

Commented [LF8]: Give dolly

QUEEN LILLIAN YOUR PAPA PACKED YOUR BOOKS AND BUBBLE GUM.

Commented [LF9]: Give package

BOTH Commented [LF10]: KH on one knee

DARLING, DON'T BE SAD, A TOWER’S NOT SO BAD. QUEEN LILLIAN JUST KEEP WAITING, KING HAROLD JUST KEEP WAITING, BOTH AND SOMEDAY YOUR PRINCE WILL COME. FIONA Isn't that the saddest thing you've ever heard? A poor little princess hidden away from the world, high in a tower, awaiting her one true love (SLAM! SHREK slams Fiona's Door shut)

Commented [LF11]: YF look US at KH and QL as they exit through book Commented [LF12]: QL kisses forehead Commented [LF13]: Blackout on YF

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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SHREK Sorry about that, technical hitch (back to the story) "And so the little ogre went along his way.” (calls off) Cue the Happy Villagers! (A group of HAPPY PEOPLE come skipping out of Shrek's book, swinging picnic baskets and carrying blankets.

Commented [LF14]: HPM go in circles

Over the following, THEY beckon happily for the little ogre to join them. THEY hoist him onto their shoulders. The LITTLE OGRE is thrilled to be included. Logs of wood get thrown around and set up.) HAPPY PEOPLE IT'S A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD! SO COME ALONG MY FRIEND AND JOIN THE FUN! WE SAVED YOU A SPOT, WE'VE GOT A LOT TO DO. DOO-DOO-DOO!

Commented [LF15]: Pick up LS

IT'S A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD WHERE EVERYBODY SINGS KUMBAYA WHILE PLAYING A GUITAR AS WE BAR-BE-CUE... YOU-YOU-YOU!

Commented [LF18]: Arms straight wave hands, feet dig step

(Only now dues the LITTLE OGRE realize that he's standing in a pile of kindling, tied to a stake. The HAPPY PEOPLE break out their torches and pitchforks, happily, and move in on the little ogre. THEY freeze.)

Commented [LF16]: Put LS on fire Commented [LF17]: Elbow elbow elbow

Commented [LF19]: Choo choo in Commented [LF20]: Hands on knees, twist toes Commented [LF21]: Play guitar, 1, 2 Commented [LF22]: Finger shoot 1,2,3, full arms, big motion

SHREK Well this is my cue. (moves to the little ogre) Off you go wee ladie. (The LITTLE OGRE takes off. Big SHREK replaces him in the middle of the kindling.) (to audience) "And so the little ogre found a perfectly rancid swamp far away from civilization. And whenever a mob came along to burn him at the stake, he knew exactly what to do.”

Commented [LF23]: LS nods

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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(The HAPPY PEOPLE lift their torches, about to set SHREK ablaze, and the OGRE turns on them, and lets out a tremendous...) SHREK Commented [LF24]: Sound effect, LS mouths

Roooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaarl MOB (scared)

Commented [LF25]: HPM shaking, run away

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (The MOB runs back into the book, terrified, and slams the cover shut behind them.)

Commented [LF26]: Blackout on LS, he exits SL

SHREK Hahahaha! (sings) KEEP YOUR BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD! I'M HAPPY WHERE I AM, ALL ALONE. I GOT ALL I NEED, SO READ THE STINKIN' SIGN!

Commented [LF27]: S from US to CS Commented [LF28]: Beating chest Commented [LF29]: Pick up sign to left, shake sign, put down harshly to right

(holds up "Beware Ogre!" sign) KEEP YOUR BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD. I PARTY ON MY OWN ANYWAY. DOIN’ WHAT I CAN ' WITH A ONE-MAN CONGA-LINE.

Commented [LF30]: Walk toward tree

YEAH, YOUR BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD IS ALL TEDDY BEARS AND UNICORNS. TAKE YOUR FLUFFY FUN, AND SHOVE IT WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE!

Commented [LF32]: Toss skunk

I PREFER A LIFE LIKE THIS — IT'S NOT THAT COMPLICATED. SURE, I'M FATED TO BE LONELY, AND I'M DESTINED TO BE HATED. [F YOU READ THE BOOKS, THEY SAY IT'S WHY I WAS CREATED. BUT I DON'T CARE, ‘CAUSE BEING LIKED IS GROSSLY OVERRATED.

Commented [LF31]: Grab skunk out of hole, spray pit, tap/step, tap/step

Commented [LF33]: Flip hands Commented [LF34]: Angry "bowling" arm movement, then open it out on shine

Commented [LF35]: Take buckets out of house

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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(SHREK) WHO NEEDS A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD? I GOT MY OWN LITTLE PATCH OF THE WORLD! IT'S NOT A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD, BUT IT'S MINE! ALONE! IT'S MINE! AND IT'S MINE! (lets out a fart - a flower blossoms nearby) ALL MINE! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#2a - After Big Bright Beautiful World ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(SHREK takes in a deep breath. Another perfect morning. HE grabs his buckets and heads off to run an errand.)

Commented [LF36]: Raised leg fart, flowers wilt Deleted: Oh hello! Sorry I'm late!¶ ¶ Welcome to Fiona: The Musical! Yay, let's talk about me.¶ ¶ "Once upon a time, there was a little princess named Fiona, who lived in a kingdom¶ Far Far Away. One fateful day, her parents told her that it was time for her to be¶ locked away in a desolate tower, guarded by a fire-breathing dragon—as so many¶ princesses had for hundreds of years before.”¶ ¶ (Inside the story book, we see a little girl, YOUNG FIONA with her parents, KING¶ HAROLD and QUEEN LILLIAN. THEY are taking her to the tower.)¶ ¶ KING HAROLD¶ YOUR MAMA PACKED A DOLLY FOR YOUR TRIP.¶ ¶ QUEEN LILLIAN¶ YOUR PAPA PACKED YOUR BOOKS AND BUBBLE GUM.¶ ¶ BOTH¶ DARLING, DON'T BE SAD,¶ A TOWER’S NOT SO BAD.¶ ¶ QUEEN LILLIAN¶ JUST KEEP WAITING,¶ ¶ KING HAROLD¶ JUST KEEP WAITING,¶ ¶ BOTH¶ AND SOMEDAY YOUR PRINCE WILL COME.¶ ¶ FIONA¶ Isn't that the saddest thing you've ever heard? A poor little princess hidden away¶ from the world, high in a tower, awaiting her one true I --¶ ¶ (SLAM! SHREK slams Fiona's Door shut)¶ SHREK THE MUSICAL - 4 -¶ ¶ SHREK¶ ¶ Sorry about that, technical hitch¶ (back to the story)¶ ¶ "And so the little ogre went along his way.”¶ (calls off)¶ ¶ Cue the Happy Villagers!¶ ¶ (A group of HAPPY PEOPLE come skipping out of Shrek's book, swinging picnic¶ baskets and carrying blankets.¶ ¶ Over the following, THEY beckon happily for the little ogre to join them. THEY hoist¶ him onto their shoulders. The LITTLE OGRE is thrilled to be included. Logs of wood¶ ... Commented [LF38]: Grab buckets exit SL Commented [LF39]: House goes off, trees come on. Fairytale creatures come in upper SR behind trees to front

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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ACT ONE SCENE TWO

Commented [LF40]: FTC come in from SR

(SWAMP. As soon as Shrek is off, a few FAIRYTALE CREATURES are led on. An armored guard is here to process them.) GUARD Commented [LF41]: Capt goosesteps, FTC mimic

Right this way. Don't mind the mud. You'll get used to it. PINOCCHIO This place is a dump! WOLF It's not fit for a pig!

PIG #3 (German accent) Hello!

PIG #2 (German accent) Vee can hear you!

PIG #1 (German accent) Vee are standing right here!

GUARD Look, you all read Lord Farquaad's decree. PINOCCHIO Yeah, yeah, we read it. "All fairytale creatures have been banished from the kingdom of Duloc. All fruitcakes and freaks will be sent to a resettlement facility.

Commented [LF42]: X to capt Deleted: i

WHITE RABBIT Commented [LF43]: X to capt, tap shoulder

It smells like bum. GUARD Alright, when I call your name, step forward. Pinocchio the Puppet! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#2a - Story Of My Life ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PINOCCHIO Oh, I'm not a puppet, I'm a real boy. (nose grows — bwooooop — beat — awkward laugh) GUARD That's your patch of mud down there. (next on his list) Fairy Godmother!

Commented [LF44]: P keeps talking over capt lines, moves DSR, sits on suitcase

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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FAIRY GODMOTHER (steps forward, a nervous wreck) Commented [LF45]: DSL

Right here. (The GUARD indicates her spot.) GUARD Ugly Duckling! (PINOCCHIO settles in as the others are checked in.)

Commented [LF46]: Over by BBW

PINOCCHIO Dumped on a swamp! Man, I tell ya, sometimes being a fairytale creature sucks pine-sap! LIFE IS DISAPPOINTING. WOE IS WHAT I KNOW. OUTED BY MY NOSETHAT’S IUST HOW IT GOES FOR POOR PINOCCHIO.

Commented [LF47]: PP moves near P

STORY OF MY LIFE. ALWAYS DOOMED TO FAIL. CHEATED BY A FOX. SWALLOWED BY A WHALE. THAT'S THE STORY OF MY LIFE, OH YEAH. THAT'S THE STORY OF MY LIFE. GUARD Commented [LF48]: Move US and L of P, move back and forth to "just right"

Three Bears, take your spot over there by Pinocchio. (THEY try to find it) No, that's too close. (again) Too far. (again) Ahh, just right. FAIRY GODMOTHER

GUARD

STRIFE IS NEVER-ENDING. PETER PAN

Sugar Plum Fairy!

BANISHED FROM THE TOWN Wicked Witch!

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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UGLY DUCKLING THEY DRAGGED ME FROM THE POND. SUGAR PLUM FAIRY THEY BROKE MY MAGIC WAND. 3 PIGS ZEY BLEW OUR CONDOS DOWN.

GUARD Big Bad Wolf! WITCH Commented [LF49]: Comes forward

LIFE IS BUT A WITCH-HUNT. MAMA BEAR MAMA'S IN DA MUD. MAMA'S IN DISTRESS. MAD HATTER THEY RIDICULED MY HAT. 3 PIGS ZEY SAID ZAT VEE VERE FAT. WOLF

GUARD Commented [LF50]: Moves DC

THEY TORE MY COTTON GRANNY DRESS, AND CALLED ME A HOT ‘N TRANNY MESS Humpty Dumpty! FAIRYTALE CREATURES

Commented [LF51]: Out hand sweep

STORY OF MY LIFE. BOOTED FROM THE BALL. THE PARTY'S OFF THE HOOK

Commented [LF52]: Fist in and up

HUMPTY DUMPTY Commented [LF53]: xDC, bumps BBW out of way

BUT I'M TOO OFF THE WALL. FAIRYTALE CREATURES

GUARD

THAT'S THE STORY OF MY LIFE. And remember if we find you back in the kingdom, you will be executed. THAT'S THE STORY OF MY LIFE. FAIRYTALE CREATURES I ALWAYS DREAMED I'D GET A HAPPY ENDING,

Commented [LF54]: hopheel slide step step dig; repeat. 4 step digs. Turn

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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WITCH AND THIS RIGHT HERE? NOT HOW IT GOES. FAIRYTALE CREATURES I ALWAYS DREAMED I'D GET AN EVER AFTER. IF THIS IS IT—IT BLOWS. IT BLOWS. IT BLOWS.

Commented [LF55]: knees bent, strong step-punch, steppunch, circle-punch 2,3,4

STORY OF MY LIFE. ALWAYS DOUBLE-CROSSED. ALWAYS IN THE WOODS. ALWAYS GETTING LOST. ALWAYS ON THE ROPES. ALWAYS UP A CREEK. ALWAYS KICKED AROUND AND TREATED LIKE A FREAK!

Commented [LF56]: step ball change (up), ball change (down), hands little circle, jazz hands 4 lines alternate directions 1&3,2&4

THAT'S THE STORY OF MY LIFE, YES SIR. THAT'S THESTORY OF MY LIFE, OY VEY. THAT'S THE STORY OF MY LIFE.

Commented [LF60]: go to line facing SL, look at audience, center on P

Commented [LF57]: look front, face SL/SR; step 2 3, pivot, step 2 3, front Commented [LF58]: all go right, step cross step big knee, left step cross step knee. Hands stay near face, jazz hands Commented [LF59]: step, kick front, step back, dig, walk walk pivot turn, lunge and jazz hands by "freak" face

(The FAIRY TALE CHARACTERS settle in. Chit-chat, etc. SHREK comes back from his errand, and can't believe his eyes. He's confused and angry.) Settle in, everyone. Might as well try to make the best of this. I don't know what choice we have. Wow, this place reeks. Etc. SHREK WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY SWAMP?!!! (They gasp. Uh-oh, now what?) PINOCCHIO Well gosh, we were forced to come here. SHREK Forced? By who? PIG # 2 Lord Farquaad! He hoofed und he poofed, und he signed an eveection notice.

Commented [LF61]: bend back (pelvis forward) hand back, closed fingers, just behind your head Commented [LF62]: hand on person in front lean forward bounce twice, step-bounce bounce, step-bounce bounce face front feet tog, hands behind each other,right kick left kick right kick left kick; step every other choo choo back, all feet moving 5,6,7 end with character pose

SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK Huh. Well, not my problem. Now you all need to turn around and go back where you came from. MAMA BEAR Go back?! We can't go back! PIG #1 Farquaad vill turn us into bratvurst! WOLF The guy’s bad news. SUGAR PLUM FAIRY (Russian accent) Hey, maybe you could talking to him. ELF Yeah, he'll listen to you! You're big and scary. SHREK I'm also an ogre, which means I stay on my swamp and avoid large crowds. Or haven't you read the stories? WOLF You mean those stories that say I'm a big "bad" wolf? WITCH And the ones that say I'm a “wicked” witch? (THEY all laugh uproariously.) PINOCCHIO Or the ones that say I'm a "wooden" boy! (off their uncomfortable silence) What? I'm not a wooden boy. (nose grows - bwoooop) I have a glandular condition. WITCH Look here, ogre, I'm gonna spell it out for ya. We don't want us here any more than you do. But you're the only one tough enough to stand up to that no-good flim-flammer Farquaad. SHREK Tough enough? You don't even know me.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL - 12 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#3a - Story Of My Life - Tag ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ELF (steps forward and sings forlornly) I ALWAYS DREAMED I'D GET A HAPPY ENDING. UGLY DUCKLING IT WAS FORETOLD IN MY HOROSCOPE. PINOCCHIO CAN'T YA HELP US OUT WITH AN EVER AFTER? FAIRYTALE CREATURES

WOLF

CAN'T YOU SEE THAT YOU'RE OUR ONLY HOPE? YOU'RE OUR ONLY HOPE. HOPE. YOU'RE OUR ONLY HOPE... H-O-P-E - HOPE YOU'RE OUR ONLY HOPE... ESPERANZA YOU'RE OUR ONLYSHREK Okay, fine, I get it! Attention all... fairytale things! Your welcome is officially worn out! I'm gonna go see this Farquaad guy right now, and get you all off my land and back where you came from! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#3b - The Goodbye Song ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FAIRYTALE CREATURES (adlibbed celebration) Yay! (see him of while singing) TIME TO SAY GOODBYE! TIME TO SAY FAREWELL! TIME FOR YOU TO FLY! IT'S BEEN REALLY SWELL! GOSH, I'M GONNA CRY!

SHREK THE MUSICAL FAIRYTALE CREATURES

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TIME TO SAY GOODBYE! I'll be right back. TIME TO SAY VAMOOSE! Don't get comfortable! OGRE ON THE LOOSE! And don't touch my(SMASH! Something broke inside his house.) FAIRYTALE CREATURES TIME TO SAY GOODBYE! BABY BEAR Don't die! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#3c - Shrek Crossover ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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ACT ONE SCENE THREE (FOREST. SHREK enters looking at his map.) SHREK Now this can't be right, I'm all turned around. I took a right at the candy house, passed that weird old woman in the shoe, and then took a left at Centerra

Commented [LF63]: S starts DSL, xCS

(HE notices a crossroads sign pointing in different directions. In one direction, ”SWAMP” - and in the other, ”DULOC.”) Now what's this? "Swamp." -Yeah, that’ s true. ”Duloc,” good... (notices an arrow pointing up - "DONKEY") (Then we hear a terrified scream coming from somewhere. SHREK looks around, confused. Where is that coming from? Then...) DONKEY Commented [LF64]: D runs across US, going around trees

(falling out of the sky) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Watch where you're going Mary Poppins (DONKEY lands behind the bush center stage. After a moment, he comes crawling out.)

Formatted: Strikethrough Formatted: Strikethrough Formatted: Strikethrough

I'm okay. You just stay where you are. I'll be alright. (climbing up - in some pain) That’s a lesson right there. Donkeys should not be climbing trees. But I had to do something to shake those goons. Guess it worked because CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD (offstage) Commented [LF65]: Gs Chase D, off SL

I hear voices over here! DONKEY

Commented [LF66]: D hide around S

Uh-oh. Help a Donkey out, wouldja? (HE hides behind the confused Shrek as a phalanx of armored GUARDS comes running on. THEY stop in their tracks when they see Shrek.) GUARDS Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (THEY draw their swords at the sight of him.) CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD Ugh, it’s hideous!

Commented [LF67]: G enter SL, crouching attack mode CG in front see diagram

SHREK THE MUSICAL

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SHREK Aw, that’ s not very nice. It’ s just a Donkey. (DONKEY is confused.) CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD (terrified) Step aside, ogre, and let us at him. SHREK Why? What did he do? DONKEY I-don't-wanna-die I-don’t-wanna~die- I-don't-wanna-die... CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD He's a talking donkey. A freak of nature. As are you, you unsavory beast. SHREK Hey now, you're going the right way for a smacked bottom, you are. CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD (trying to muster the courage) By the order of Lord Farquaad, I am authorized to place you both under arrest. SHREK Under arrest, eh? (advance an them) ROOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AAAAAAAAR!!!!!!

GUARDS Commented [LF68]: S put map down, bag down

(pure terror) AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHIH HHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Commented [LF69R68]: Commented [LF70]: Gs shaking, Owen scardy words

(Their scream outlasts his roar. There’s a moment of bewilderment, then...) SHREK (whispers) This is the part where you run away. (THEY do, screaming as they flee.) And don't come back! (With that done, SHREK takes out a map and tries to figure out which way leads to Duloc. DONKEY smiles up at his new hero.)

Commented [LF71]: Gs run off SL, S and D follow part way

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DONKEY Can I just say? That was incredible. Man, they were trippin’ over themselves to get away from you. I liked that.

Commented [LF72]: X R to just R of C

SHREK (nose in the map) Oh good, I‘m glad, now why don't you go celebrate your narrow escape with your friends. DONKEY Commented [LF73]: D x L a bit

But I don't have any friends. SHREK Now there's a shocker. DONKEY (chuckles) Heh-heh. Say, you lost or something? SHREK No, I'm just trying to figure out the best route to Duloc. DONKEY Oh Dulocl I know Duloc! You gotta let me show you the way, because I am like a GPS with fur!

Commented [LF74]: D excited hard getting words out.

SHREK (barely acknowledging him) I'll be fine on my own, thanks.

Commented [LF75]: S looking around trying to figure out directions

DONKEY But nobody’s fine on their own! Not when you look like we do!

Commented [LF76]: S x L ignoring D

(realizes he's losing him) Hey! Didn't you hear what they said? Man this place is goin' Stepford! We gotta join forces! Otherwise they're gonna lock me up! And I can not go back in a cage! I‘don't know if l mentioned it or not, but I did six years in solitary for impersonating a pinata.

Commented [LF77]: D poses as pinata

SHREK (finally fed up) ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAR!

Commented [LF78]: D falls back, D now CS

DONKEY Whoa, that was really scary. And if you don't mind me saying, if that don't work your breath’ll certainly get the job done.

Deleted: Q

Commented [LF79]: D sneaks back up to S

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SHREK Listen, little Donkey, take a look at me. What am I? DONKEY Ahhh... really green? SHREK No! I'm an ogre! You know— grab your torch and pitchforks! Doesn't that bother you?

Commented [LF80]: x R, jingle arms

DONKEY Nope. SHREK Really? DONKEY Really really. SHREK Oh...? DONKEY Man, I like you. What's your name? SHREK Shrek. DONKEY Shrek? ‘Huh. Well, you know what I like about you, Shrek? You got that whole, "I don't care what anybody thinks of me” thing. I like that, I respect that, Shrek. You all right.

Commented [LF81]: D animated, shimmy, lots of body

SHREK Commented [LF82]: S x to far SR

Oh good, Goodbye. (moves to go but DONKEY stops him)

Commented [LF83]: D chases grabbing S

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#4 - Don't Let Me Go ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DONKEY HEY-HEY-HEY, YA GOTTA LET ME GO WITH YOU. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED A FREAK.

Commented [LF84]: On one knee, shaking S arm

(beat) WELL MAYBE YOU DO, BUT THAT'S WHY GOTTA STICK TOGETHER

Commented [LF85]: D hugs, sticks to S, strong hand slap; S looks at hand then back up

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(Shrek is about to set him straight...) (DONKEY) NO-NO—NO, DON'T SPEAK... DON'T SPEAK... DON'T SPEAK... JUST HEAR ME OUT, I MIGHT SURPRISE YOU. I'LL BE A FRIEND WHEN OTHERS DESPISE YOU. DON'T ROLL YOUR EYES! STOP WITH THE MOPIN'! YOU NEED A PAL. MY CALENDAR'S OPEN! I'LL BRING YOU SOUP WHEN YOU FEEL CONGESTED. I'LL BAIL YOU OUT WHEN YOU OUT GET ARRESTED. I GOTCHA BACK WHEN THINGS GET SCARY. AND I'LL SHAVE IT WHEN IT GETS HAIRY. DON'T LET ME GO. DON'T LET ME GO. DON'T LET ME GO-OH-OO-OHHHH... YOU NEED ME. YOU NEED ME. I'LL TREATCHA RIGHT, AND NEVER ACT SHODDY. IF YOU KILL A MAN, I'LL HIDE THE BODY. WHADAYA SAY? YOU'RE NOT RESPONDING.

Commented [LF86]: Hands splayed in front of S Commented [LF87]: Finger at mouth, head down and at audience Commented [LF88]: S trying to get away, D leap over heel, leap over heel, S x UL Deleted: I Commented [LF89]: Walk crouching, hands clasped Commented [LF90]: Jump, face audience, roll head and eyes Commented [LF91]: CS, Big butt shake; S US of D Commented [LF92]: S moving DS, slowly with arms slightly out; D run up under S arms Commented [LF93]: Jump on his back Commented [LF94]: Back off, ew gross face, slide down walk back away Commented [LF95]: S x USC, D grab DS shoulder, S walks slowly back away, D limbo toward S, sing to ceiling, following pleading Commented [LF96]: Pointing gun, S looks back amazed, kick body away

wait crickets Burp, Pause, Toews decides how long ...I THINK WE'RE BONDING!

Commented [LF97]: Hand waving back and forth between them

DON'T LET ME GO. DON'T LET ME GO. DON'T LET ME GO-OH-OO-OHHHHI-I... YOU NEED ME.

Commented [LF98]: S head back between Trees, slow lumbering walk

YOU'N ME, WE BELONG TOGETHER! LIKE BUTTER GRITS, LIKE KIBBLES AND BITS. ' LIKE YIN AND YANG—STURM AND DRANG—LIKE ENG AND CHANG ATTACHED AT THE HIP, BUT NOT AN OLD LADY HIP THAT MIGHT BREAK I'M GONNA BE ON YOU LIKE A FAT KID ON CAKE!

Commented [LF100]: Point chest

(desperate now, tossing pairs together willy-hilly) LIKE CUPID AND PSYCHE—LIKE POP ROCKS AND MIKEY. WE'LL STICK TOGETHER LIKE THAT VELCRO STUFF-

Commented [LF99]: D grabs S arm

Commented [LF101]: Hip check Deleted: ICommented [LF102]: Jump in S arms, S rolls D out, pops up fast on knees for next lyric

Commented [LF103]: Crawling on hands and knees after S who is crossing US around SL-tree then back DS

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(DONKEY) I'M THE FUZZY SIDE, AND YOU'LL BE THE SPIKY. LIKE LITTLE KIDS AND THE PAJAMAS WITH THOSE FUNNY THINGS AT THE BOTTOM. YOU KNOW—FEETIES! LIKE DONUTS AND... WHAT GOES WITH DONUTS?

Commented [LF104]: DSL - Pointing at foot high in the air; S looking around, where am I

(searching, panicked) DONUTS AND... DIABETES! Commented [LF105]: S x US, stop USL

(SHREK tries to move on.) YOU NEED ME. YOU NEED ME. (The mob of GUARDS go running by screaming in pursuit of someone. DONKEY hides.)

Commented [LF106]: D run DS of tree peeking around to US side; S takes map out

GUARDS Commented [LF107]: Gs Enter SR, run across US

Ahhhh! Get him! Ahhhh! Etc. DONKEY

Commented [LF108]: S a-ha heads SL

(once they're gone) I NEED YOU! I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOUI-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOUI-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU-I-NEED-YOU -

Commented [LF109]: D hangs on hooking knees right around S ankles

DON'T LET MEEEEEE... GOOOOO! (BUTTON! SHREK stares down at him.) SHREK Commented [LF110]: S kicks D off.

Alright, look, only because I'm lost, you can comeDONKEY (immediate hysteria and joy) Yeah! Woo—hoo, alright—!

Commented [LF111]: They x to CS Deleted: .l'y‘ Commented [LF112]: D does party dance

SHREK (cuts him off) On one condition! You keep the jabbering to a minimum. DONKEY You got it! No jabbering! Man, you will not regret this.

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SHREK Too late. DONKEY Now that's what I'm talking about! Shrek and Donkey, two stalwart friends off on a whirlwind big city adventure! (THEY walk of together, DONKEY humming.)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#4a - Regiment #1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Commented [LF113]: Exit SR

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ACT ONE SCENE FOUR (FARQUAAD’S TORTURE CHAMBER. His GUARDS march in as we transition.) GUARDS FARQUAAD IS ON HIS WAY. HE'S ON HIS WAY. HE IS NEARLY HERE. HE'S DOWN THE HALL. GETTING CLOSE. HE IS JUST OUTSIDE. BEHIND THE DOOR. HE IS ON HIS WAY. HERE HE IS. RIGHT HERE. (A door far upstage is thrown open to reveal a terrifying, back—lit figure. A spot-light hits him - KA-CHLINK! We see that Lord Farquaad is only four feet tall.) FARQUAAD Thelonius, I'm ready. Bring in the cookie! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#4b - Farquaad's Chamber ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Commented [LF114]: March 1,2,3,4 pivot turn, swing together; (SR starts or right foot, SL start on Left foot; DS foot) Starting on same foot, March to center, each pivot in turn; March in place

Commented [LF115]: Turn, March 4 past each other, pivot turn, step step, march 4, 2 front Commented [LF116]: Spot of pivot turn Commented [LF117]: "outside", front, front; stop marching Deleted: I Commented [LF118]: Logan/Caelley march to rear; Cascade swords on "on" and up on "his" Commented [LF119]: Lunge; Swords across, nod on here, he, look at is; sweep to front, need right look back on here. Commented [LF120]: Look back. Commented [LF121]: T motions Gs to execute the orders. SL Gs go to get Cookie' SR leave to get torture devices; Shailyn and Logan come back with devices

(Familiar cries of :1 terrified GINGERBREAD MAN, who is wheeled in on a shrouded cart.) VOICE OF GINGY Ohhhh, gosh. Uh-oh, what's happening now? Oooo, this is scary. Ohhhh, geez. Ohh, no. (The shroud is whipped of to reveal the petrified Gingy on a cookie sheet. His legs have been broken off. FARQUAAD relishes the moment.) FARQUAAD Ha ha heh heh heh... GINGY Commented [LF122]: Shailyn brings in toture device, give to F

Oh-no-oh-no-oh-nooo.... (and then he sees Farquaad) Ohhhhh, it's you... FARQUAAD "Run, run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me—I’m the Gingerbread Man!"

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GINGY Look what you've done to my legs! You're a monster! FARQUAAD I'm not the monster here, you are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash poisoning my perfect kingdom. GINGY It's not a kingdom! Because you're not a king! FARQUAAD Oh, but I will be. Just as soon as I find a princess to marry. And I hear you know of one. Tell me where she is! GINGY Eat me! (spits in Farquaad’s face) GUARDS Ahhh! (Farquaad's GUARDS all pull out torture devices—a rolling pin, a giant spatula, an egg-beater, a carton of milk, etc...) FARQUAAD (through clenched teeth) No! I've tried to be fair to you creatures, but now my patience has reached its end! GINGY (stalling) Uh-uh, uhh, okay, well, maybe I have heard tell of a princess. FARQUAAD From who? GINGY Do you know the Muffin Man? FARQUAAD The Muffin Man? GINGY The Muffin Man. FARQUAAD Yes. I know the Muffin Man. Who lives on Drury Lane? GINGY Well, I heard it from the Muffin Man.

Commented [LF123]: Gs react in shock; T step forward, motion CG to give other torture device.

Commented [LF124]: Really work with the torture device, pace R then L

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FARQUAAD Commented [LF125]: xC; F really angry.

The Muffin Man?! GINGY The Muffin Man! FARQUAAD (thoughtful, to himself) He heard it from the Muffin Man... GINGY Can I go now? FARQUAAD You haven't told me where the she is! GINGY I can't! FARQUAAD You must! GINGY I won't! FARQUAAD Tell me or I’ll—! (reaches for Gingy’s buttons) GINGY No! Not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons! FARQUAAD Then where is the princess?! GINGY (broken) Okay... I'll tell you. She’s a day's walk from here. In a dragon-guarded castle surrounded by hot boiling lava. FARQAAD

Commented [LF126]: xR contemplating; give back torture device

Well that sounds dangerous. GINGY Ya want a princess or not?! FARQUAAD Go on.

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GINGY In the highest room in the tallest tower, you'll find a fiery red-head named Princess Fiona. FARQUAAD Ooo, Princess Fiona. She's sounds perfect. Except for that dragon and lava thing. I'll have to find someone else to go... GINGY

Commented [LF127]: slowly x back to Gingy Commented [LF128]: pause turn to audience Commented [LF129]: nose pose

(to himself) Big surprise. FARQUAAD (in his own revelry) I shall make Fiona my Queen, and Duloc will finally have the perfect King! (to his underlings) Captain, round up your men, summon the citizens, and bring that cookie to the swamp! GINGY Commented [LF130]: Cookie Gs take Gingy off; other guards exit SR

Swamp?! That's no place for a baked good. FARQUAAD

Deleted: the thanks I get?!

Thelonius, tell the Royal Coiffuer I need to get my hair pressed. We're going to get a queen!

Commented [LF132]: Girly, hug ; T pats him on head

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#4c - Regiment Reprise ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Commented [LF133]: March in in rows. 1,2,3,4, singing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Front 2, 3, 4

GUARDS FARQUAAD WILL GET A QUEEN. HE’LL GET A QUEEN. HE HAS A PLAN. SOMEONE WILL GO. AGAINST THEIR WILL THEY WILL FETCH OUR QUEEN. WE'LL DRAW A NAME. WHAT A PLAN... HE... HAS! IT... CAN'T... FAIL! GOOD... PLAN!

Commented [LF134]: turn,2,3,4,5,6 Pivot turn, 1,2 3, 4, 5, 6, front, 8; at Fetch our queen

Commented [LF135]: back 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 in straight line across upstage, march 4 in place, pivot turn swing turn Commented [LF136]: front legs out, step together, jump out on fail, slide jump tog at good, bend forward with legs straight bent arm on plan

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ACT ONE SCENE FIVE (Gates of Duloc. SHREK and DONKEY have been traveling all day. THEY cross downstage over the following. ) DONKEY The rules are very simple, whoever spots a horse and cart along the road(suddenly)

Commented [LF137]: Enter SL, pause SL

Punch buggy! (punches his mm) SHREK Ow! DONKEY Fun, right?! SHREK No! What kinda insane game is that? DONKEY Haven't you ever been on a road trip? SHREK No. DONKEY Man, you need to get out more, because— Punch buggy! (punches his arm) SHREK Owwww! DONKEY I gotcha with that wagon full of hay over there. SHREK Donkey, if you do that one more time — DONKEY See, that's another reason you need me-around. Who else is gonna fill you in on all the fun stuff you missed out on? You may not know it, but you are one lucky ogre to meet up with --

Commented [LF138]: X R to CS

SHREK Punch buggy! (punches Donkey)

Commented [LF139]: D falls over

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DONKEY Commented [LF140]: Pause, and then realize you're hurt

Ow! SHREK Mutton cart at three o'clock. DONKEY Mother Hubbard, that hurt! SHREK You know, you're right, that was pretty fun. Shall we play again? DONKEY No, that’s okay, you win. Maybe we should move on to I Spy, or I Went on a Picnic, or something that isn't gonna put me in a body-cast. (ENTRANCE TO DULOC. Everything is pristine and Disney-esque.) SHREK

Commented [LF141]: X SR

Donkey, look! Lord Farquaad’s castle. DONKEY Didn't I tell you I'd find it? SHREK It's a bit much isn't it? (leading) Do you think he might be compensating for something? (HE laughs. DONKEY doesn't get it.) Ah, forget it. (SHREK moves on as u GREETER in a giant Farquaad head appears.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#4d - Holiday for Duloc ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------GREETER Welcome to the Duloc Fetch a Princess Festival! The show’ s about to begin! SHREK Hey! Hey, you! GREETER (sees Shrek, screams with terror) Ahhhhhhh! Ogre! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Commented [LF142]: Runs USC falls down rolls DS. Runs off SL.

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SHREK Oh, now come on, I'm not gonna eat ya! I just— (The GREETER, unable to see in his giant head, slams into a wall. Bam!) SHREK & DONKEY (wince) Ooooooooooo! GREETER (dragging himself off pained) Uhhhhhhhh... ohhhhhhhh... Whyyyyy! Whyyyy?! SHREK This place is weird. (turns to go) Let's find this Farquaad guy and get outta here. DONKEY Oo, I wanna stop in the gift-shop to get a t-shirt. SHREK (heading off) We're not stopping for t-shirts.

Commented [LF143]: Exit SR

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#5 - What's Up Duloc? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PERFORMERS

WELCOME TO DULOC. SUCH A PERFECT TOWN, HERE WE HAVE SOME RULES, LET US LAY THEM DOWN. DON'T MAKE WAVES, STAY IN LINE, AND WE'LL GET ALONG FINE. DULOC IS A PERFECT PLACE. PLEASE KEEP OFF THE GRASS. SHINE YOUR SHOES, WIPE YOUR... FACE. DULOC IS, DULOC IS, DULOC IS A PERFECT PLACE

Commented [LF144]: Girls SR, boys SL Commented [LF145]: 3 sets of 8 counts to get in place, in lines duck walking, hands flexed angled out to sides, crisscrossing out to lines in front; stopping legs apart hands on hips. Commented [LF146]: Music changes hands hips, bobble heads; Jump legs out. R toe tap arm sweep; L toe tap arm sweep Commented [LF147]: Jump together rules finger up Commented [LF148]: Plie; 2nd finger up, point down toes together Commented [LF149]: Wave arms Commented [LF150]: Plie with hands out to straight up toes tog hands on hips Commented [LF151]: Right foot, on heel, Pivot turn pivot turn, walk walk walk jump; Commented [LF152]: Bend forward; leg out on heel on grass Commented [LF153]: Right hand shine; pivot up hands in front of face on your; face pop out thumbs to cheekbones Commented [LF154]: Leap over back over leap heel; over back over leap heel; hands flexed by sidesl barely moving side to side. Commented [LF155]: Step kick out to side; step kick step kick step kick Commented [LF156]: Apart 2 3 4 5 6 in on 7; up in V

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PERFORMER

Commented [LF158]: Hands v to back; choo choo back;

And here's the man who made it happen! That towering colossus of moxie! Loooooooooord Farquaad!

Commented [LF159]: Arms out toward F

(LORD FARQUAAD appears on a central balcony, a la Evita. Tums around and feigns surprise.) FARQUAAD Oh, it’ s you! What a terrific surprise. (sings) Commented [LF160]: F on balcony with fake legs hanging over.

ONCE UPON A TIME THIS PLACE WAS INFESTED. FREAKS ON EVERY CORNER. I HAD THEM ALL ARRESTED. HEY NONNY-NONNY-NONNY-NO. IF YOU HAD A QUIRK, YOU DIDN'T PASS INSPECTION. WE ALL HAVE OUR STANDARDS, BUT I WILL HAVE PERFECTION. AND SO AND SOOOOO...

Commented [LF161]: Comes down from balcony

(HE sings and dances with the loyal Dulocians.) FARQUAAD

PERFORMERS

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP HERE IN DULOC. JUST TAKE A LOOK! THE THINGS I'M COOKING UP HERE IN DULOC. HE LIKES TO COOK! A MODEL THAT AMAZES. A PLAN WITH SEVEN PHASES. BUM-BUM-BUM-BUM-BUM THINGS ARE LOOKING UP HERE IN DULOC. THEY'RE LOOKING UP! IN DULOC! THE LADIES ALL LOOK SWELL. THE MEN ARE SO DASHING. THANKS TO MY NEW DRESS CODE, THE FASHION’S NEVER CLASHING. HEY NONNY-NONNY-NONNY-NO.

AHHHH... AHHHH... THE FASHION'S NEVER CLASHING

Commented [LF162]: Performers heel-toe heel-toe stepball-change 3 times to half circle behind F; walk walk apart tog. F two steps on feet coming out and then to knees, clear door with room behind for performers. F walk walk step ball change Step tap step tap hands wave jazz hands on cheekbones 8 times Commented [LF163]: 2 at a time turn to face each other across stage hands on knees; one pair on each bum Commented [LF164]: On up Face front with outside foot stamp; on duloc march 8 arms bent swinging arms to shoulder level Commented [LF165]: Ladies drop arms; men to hands on knees; ladies melt hands under chin on ah; men rise; shoulder high lapel hold stance on ah Commented [LF166]: Perf: Toe twist 8; step tap 8; 16 toe twists

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(PERFORMERS)

THIS CASTLE I HAD BUILT IS TALLER THAN THE CLIFF-TOPS. A CITY LIKE A POSTCARD A MONORAIL AND GIFT SHOPS! AND SO...

FARQUAAD... FARQUAAD...FARQUAAD FARQUAAD... FARQUAAD...FARQUAAD FARQUAAD... FARQUAAD...FARQUAAD

Commented [LF167]: F x SR then back to CS

Commented [LF168]: Jump apart

AND SO... Commented [LF169]: Arms out at sides

AND SO... AND SO...

Commented [LF170]: Arms up for 2; slap hands to knees, knees bent

AND SO... NO ONE FROM THE GUTTER IN DULOC. HE'S TAKIN’ AIM!

Commented [LF171]: 8 step tap; 2 side; 2 back; 2 side; 2 front

EMBRACE THE COOKIE CUTTER IN DULOC. WE'RE ALL THE SAME! THE UPSHOT IS ENORMOUS WHEN YOU CAN SHOUT... ”CONFORM US!" Yes! THINGS...ARE... LOOKING... UUUUUP... HERE IN DULOC.

Commented [LF172]: Arms straight up; Back to hands on knees Commented [LF173]: Heel down Toes up; angle arms

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP... THINGS ARE LOOKING UP... THINGS ARE LOOKING UP...

Commented [LF174]: F side kicks; shuffle back Commented [LF175]: 1234 arms going up; hands on hip; Right left right kick; left right left kick Commented [LF176]: Choo choo back 123456 hold Commented [LF177]: Bend forward nod bobble head nod 678;

FARQUAAD Hey, let’s hear it for those Duloc dancers! Aren't they terrific?! (Big and ridiculous dance-break.) FARQUAAD

PERFORMERS

THERE'S NO SIGN OF SLOWING! WE'RE GROWING! WE'RE GROWING!

JUST LOOK AT ME GROW!

LOOK, HE'S GROWING! AND GROWING! AND GROWING! LOOK AT HIM GROOOOW!

(His SUBIECTS bow lower and lower. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand...KICK LINE!) THINGS! ARE LOOKING UP HEREWE PRACTICED THIS PART BOTH FORWARD AND BACK.

Commented [LF178]: 6 flaps step step; 2 triple time steps; heel toe shuffle ball change; step dig march march; repeat that step again; Commented [LF179]: Flap ball change ball change (rt) flap ball change ball change (lft) in a square. Leap shuffle leap (Rt) 3 times step dig Leap shuffle leap (lt) 3 times step dig 2 flap ball change ball changes staying front. Choo choo back 6 bend knees F comes forward Commented [LF180]: Commented [LF181]: Bend knees scoop up; right left right left guy in front Guys: Squat look; sit on at; lay back Girls on grow straddle straddle down Kick on evens over 8 count; girls flutter hands Hand on hip hand to hat on 1, look 2 front 3 up 4 down on 5 6 tip 7 tip straight 8 Right up on 1 cross on 2 up 3 down 4; repeat left Commented [LF182]: At the same time Lauren and F; step step step and dip; Jazzy shuffle; step step step dip.

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(PERFORMERS) WE MAKE ONE MISTAKE, AND WE GET THE RACK!

THINGS! I'M COOKING UP HERE-— HE TAUGHT US TO DANCE WITH RAZZAMATAZZ! HE'S TRAINED IN BALLET, FLAMENCO AND JAZZ! MY HARD WORK, AND MY RIGOR, HAVE MADE ME SO MUCH BIGGER!

Commented [LF183]: Hands flare Deleted: I Commented [LF184]: V legs, flex foot up down, 4 times At same time, Hands open arms up, down hands fisted. On rigor and so much bigger

THINGS ARE LOOKING UUUUUP THINGS ARE LOOKING UUUUUP THINGS ARE LOOKING UUUUUP... HERE IN DULOC! AH-AH-AH-AH! HERE IN DULOC! AH-AH-AH-AH! UP. .. UP. .. UP. . , UP. .. UUUUUUUUUUP! (FARQUAAD basks in the applause. A raffle drum is brought onstage.)

Commented [LF185]: Girls Stamp stamp stand up; choo choo back Boys cross left ankle under right, hands on floor behind up to Left knee right foot out, stand up. Commented [LF186]: Everyone up by here Commented [LF187]: Choo choo in butt first. Commented [LF188]: Jump into center, drop to knees Commented [LF189]: Bend forward, then slowly straighten with each up and back on long uuup Commented [LF190]: F controls audience applause.

FARQUAAD Commented [LF191]: Roll right to stomach, knees bent feet in air, push up to knees, stand up

Maestro! (Indicates to Conductor) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#5a - The Raffle ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------And now good people of Duloc, the moment you've all been wailing for! The raffle drawing to determine who will have the honor of setting forth to rescue the lovely Princess Fiona from the fiery keep of the dragon! Spin that barrel! (SHREK and DONKEY walk on. Donkey is decked out in Dulac souvenirs.)

Commented [LF192]: Lauren Shay Callie go SL Katie Holly Luke Niqui go SL USR of other group Bailey Katie Owen Savannah go SR Raffle clapping Callie Shay Lauren go get barrel; Callie on end Commented [LF193]: S and D enter SR

SHREK Uh, excuse me. (THEY all look up, stunned. What's going to happen? SHREK sighs, and reluctantly obliges.) Roar.

Commented [LF194]: Dulocians flee in terror, screaming phrases; Callie whining running SR; Someone grabs raffle drum. F looking for help, "take me with you"

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EVERYONE (flee in terror) Ahhhh! What is that?! An ogre! No one is safe! He'll kill us all! Hide the children! Crucify him! Ahhooooahhh! Etc. SHREK Commented [LF195]: S x to F who is SL

Hey, are you Lord Farquaad? FARQUAAD Maybe. Does the name strike fear in your heart? SHREK No, but that little hat does. FARQUAAD Who let this thing in here?! SHREK Look, I'll be out of your silky hair just as soon as you gimme my swamp back. FARQUAAD Your swamp? SHREK Yes, where you dumped those fairytale creatures. FARQUAAD News flash, Ogre, that oozing mud pit is actually within the province of Duloc, and therefore under my jurisdiction. SHREK Now look here, Half-Pint -FARQUAAD Wait a minute. Wait... a... minute. (chuckles) Oh this is too perfect. SHREK What is? FARQUAAD You! You're big and hulking and... wonderfully expendable. (to his audience) People of Duloc, we have a winner! (Fanfare. Shrek and Donkey are confused.)

Commented [LF196]: Address audience and then shut them down Commented [LF197]: Dulocians enter.

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(FARQUAAD) Congratulations, ogre. You've won the honor of embarking on a great and noble quest! DONKEY But we're already on a quest. SHREK To get my swamp back. FARQUAAD Yes, and you've nearly accomplished it! All you need to do is one more simple little task, and I'll hand over the deed to your swamp. SHREK (considers) And what exactly is this "little task"? FARQUAAD Oh Walter! (The GREETER — with a large bandage on his giant head -- enters.)

Commented [LF198]: Walter enters SL

FARQUAAD The dossier on her royal highness! (GREETER hands the confused Shrek file.)

Commented [LF199]: S and D x DSR; looking at file

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#5b - What's Up Duloc? -- Reprise ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Commented [LF200]: F x USC into castle

My people, your queen is on her way! (sings) THINGS ARE LOOKING UUUUUP... FARQUAAD

ALL THINGS ARE LOOKING UUUUUP

THINGS ARE LOOKNG UUUUUP... HERE IN DULOC... HERE IN DULOC...

Commented [LF201]: Performers turn in, raising arms, 3rd pos, US arm higher, marching in; finish close tog in a line; march 123456 front front; flex wrists

Commented [LF202]: Flap ball change ball change; flap ball change ball change Commented [LF203]: Step out; arms crossed over each other and raise up in V Deleted: IG

(FARQUAAD goes up in his elevator, and addresses the masses from his balcony.) FARQUAAD AND NO ONE’S GONNA BRING ME DOOOOOOOOOOWN! (belts out impossibly. . .) AH-AH-AHHHHIHHHHHHHH!

Commented [LF204]: Step tog on Du Commented [LF205]: Arms outstretched pinkies tog; spread out and down; wrists flexed Commented [LF206]: "Bring"-stomp hold "me"-stomp hold 10 double-time leap shuffles side to side, bam feet tog, just before ah. Commented [LF207]: On last ah, Arms straight scoop up hands straight

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(FARQUAAD and the DULOCIANS have all vanished. SHREK and DONKEY find themselves back outside the gates of Duloc.) SHREK Well that was odd. DONKEY Not as odd as you agreeing to go on this quest! What do you know about rescuing a princess?! SHREK Commented [LF208]: X C

I've read the stories. DONKEY And I've read the sports page—that don't make me a hockey player! SHREK Oh come on. Dragon... tower-- how hard can it be? DONKEY Oh, I bet we're gonna find out, I'll ya tell that. (re: file) What's it say about the princess anyway?

Commented [LF209]: D x to L of S

SHREK (looks through file) She apparently likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. DONKEY Oh, she sounds fun. ‘What else?

Commented [LF210]: D gets closer to S

SHREK (reading file) She's been locked in the tower since she was seven.

Commented [LF211]: S x SL

DONKEY Aw, that's sad. All alone since she was seven years old... (echo) Seven years old... seven years old... SHREK (as THEY exit) You are so weird. (They're gone, and we transition to...) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#5c - Fiona Tower Move ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Commented [LF212]: Exit SL

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ACT ONE SCENE SIX (FIONA'S TOWER. There are several fairytale books piled about the room FIONA, age seven, reads to her princess dolls.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#6 - I Know It's Today ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[Improv monologue] SETTLE IN GIRLS, IT'S STORY TIME. YOUNG FIONA (reads to her dolls) "THERE'S A PRINCESS IN A TOWER.” (OH MY GOSH, THAT'S JUST LIKE ME.) "POOR RAPUNZEL—NEEDS A HAIRCUT BUT THE WITCH WON'T SET HER FREE."

Commented [LF213]: Follow along in book with finger Commented [LF214]: Close book, look up Commented [LF215]: Aly open arms and hit doll Commented [LF216]: Back to book Commented [LF217]: Turn page

"SHE PASSES TIME BY SINGING," (LIKE SOMEONE ELSE I KNOW) "AS YEARS GO BY SHE SITS AND WAITS—” (stops suddenly, re-reads section) "AS YEARS GO BY?" —UH-OH.

Commented [LF218]: Behind hand to dolls on left Commented [LF219]: Aly look up at audience hand at side of mouth

Commented [LF220]: Flip forward, look up on uh oh

(reads on) "A TORTUROUS EXISTENCE --” (aside) I don't remember this part, (reads on) "SHE WISHES SHE WERE DEAD.” (quickly turns pages) SKIP AHEAD, SKIP AHEAD (end of the book - SHE'S happy again) "BUT IN THE END RAPUNZEL FINDS A MILLIONAIRE. THE PRINCE IS GOOD AT CLIMBING AND BRAIDING GOLDEN HAIR... (closes book, sings out) SO I KNOW HE'LL APPEAR ‘CAUSE THERE ARE RULES AND THERE ARE STRICTURES

Commented [LF221]: Flip pages, frantically Commented [LF222]: Happy patting dolls head

Commented [LF223]: Throws book and stands up

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(YOUNG FIONA) I BELIEVE THE STORYBOOKS I READ BY CANDLELIGHT. MY WHITE KNIGHT AND HIS STEED WILL LOOK IUST LIKE THESE PICTURES. IT WON'T BE LONG NOW, I GUARANTEE. DAY NUMBER... TWENTY THREE.

Commented [LF224]: Aly picks book back up Commented [LF225]: Aly drops book again then picks up doll and swing it around Macy Pick up a doll and twirl it around on tip toes on steed Commented [LF226]: Throw doll down Commented [LF227]: Aly Drop doll over edge of tower

(crosses one more day off her calendar)

Commented [LF228]: Turn US, mark days on chalkboard

I KNOW IT’S TODAY. I KNOW IT'S TODAY.

Commented [LF229]: Facd DL Commented [LF230]: Face DC, turn and go behind tower

(Through the magic of theater, the seven year-old Fiona transforms into a TEENAGE FIONA. SHE carries a bank and sings to her dolls...) TEEN FIONA Oh here's a good one, it's a classic.

Commented [LF231]: Goes through and discards several books

(sings) "THERE'S A PRINCESS, IN A COMA.” (GLAD IT'S HER INSTEAD OF ME.) "PRETTY MAIDEN IN A GLASS BOX." (HOW I WONDER DOES SHE PEE?)

Commented [LF232]: Sits with book

(flips through pages, disaffected) BLAH-BLAH BLAH-BLAH POISON APPLE BORING-BORING EVIL QUEEN FILLER-FILLER, BEEN-THERE-READ-THAT, SEVEN SHORTIES ON THE SCENE." (more flipping) SKIP AHEAD, SKIP AHEAD. (finally finds what she's looking for) "BUT IN THE END THE PRINCESS WAKES UP WITH A START. THE PRINCE IS GOOD AT KISSING AND MELTING SNOW WHITE'S HEART. SO 1 KNOW HE’LL APPEAR AND HIS ARMOR WILL BE BLINDING AS SHINING AS HIS PERFECT TEETH AND MANLY HOSE.

Commented [LF233]: Tosses book; Stands up Commented [LF234]: Flash hands in front of face

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(TEEN FIONA) HE'LL PROPOSE ON ONE KNEE AND OUR PRE-NUP WILL BE BINDING. ‘BOUT TIME WE SET A WEDDING DATE! DAY NUMBER NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT.

Commented [LF235]: emphatically

(crosses off another day) I KNOW IT'S TODAY. HE’LL SHOW UP TODAY.

Commented [LF236]: Exits around tower

(SHE saunters off and the ADULT FIONA saunters on. She’s stronger now, wiser, but still hopeful.) FIONA THERE'S A PRINCESS— ANY PRINCESS — TAKE YOUR PICK, THEY'RE ALI. LIKE ME. NOT EXACTLY—I'M STILL WAITING. THEY'RE OUT LIVING HAPPILY. EVER AFTER BETTER GET HERE. I WANT LOVE IN SECONDS FLAT. NO ONE NEEDS THESE MIDDLE BITS.

Commented [LF237]: Showing book, thumbing pages, then paging more agressively

Commented [LF238]: Rips books

(rips out section of the book) WHOOPS, DID I DO THAT? (A spark in her now. In an odd display of super-human strength, SHE starts to tear several books apart aver the following...) CUT THE VILLAINS CUT THE VAMPING. CUT THIS FAIRYTALE. CUT THE PERIL AND THE PITFALLS! CUT THE PUPPET IN THE WHALE!

Commented [LF239]: Goes through multiple books ripping pages and spines

CUT THE MONSTERS—CUT THE CURSES! KEEP THE INTRO—CUT THE VERSES! AND THE WAITING, THE WAITING... (more and more operatic) THE WAITING, THE WAITING, THE WAAAAAAAAAAAAITING...

Commented [LF240]: Facing DR

(pulls it together) BUT I KNOW HE'LL APPEAR, THOUGH I SEEM A BIT BIPOLAR.

Commented [LF241]: Turn face DL

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(FIONA) (re: books) Commented [LF242]: Look at the mess

AND I'M A VANDAL NOW AS WELL. HOPE HE WON'T MIND. I'M A FIND. I'M A CATCH. AND A VERY GIFTED BOWLER. IT WON'T BE LONG NOW, I GUARANTEE. DAY NUMBER--

Commented [LF243]: Goes to write, turns away, drops pencil

ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME FIONA. (YOUNG FIONA and TEEN FIONA appear, taking their places on the parapet.) ALL THREE FIONAS IT'S ME FIONA... NOW, I KNOW HE'LL APPEAR, ‘CAUSE THERE ARE RULES AND THERE ARE STRICTURES. I BELIEVE THE STORYBOOKS I READ BY CANDLELIGHT. MY WHITE KNIGHT -- MY KNIGHT AND HIS STEED -WILL LOOK IUST LIKE THESE PICTURES. IT WON'T BE LONG NOW, I GUARANTEE. YOUNG FIONA

TEEN FIONA

DAY NUMBER TWENTY THREE-DAY NUMBER NINE FIFTY EIGHT —

I KNOW IT'S TODAY. OO-OO-OO-OO I KNOW IT'S TODAY. OO-OO-OO-OO I KNOW IT'S TODAY. I KNOW IT'S TODAY.

FIONA

Commented [LF244]: Lean in and up Commented [LF245]: down Commented [LF246]: L arm up, very gallant, up and over to R shoulder Commented [LF247]: Arm down Commented [LF248]: Fist both hands at 90 deg

Commented [LF249]: Up on toes and sad

DAY NUMBER EIGHT THOUSAND, FOURHUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE

Commented [LF250]: Up on toes Deleted: ???????? Formatted: Indent: First line: 0.49"

I KNOW IT'S TODAY. OO-OO-OO-OO I KNOW IT'S TODAY. OO-OO-OO-OO I KNOW IT'S TODAY.

I KNOW IT'S TODAY. OO-OO-OO-OO I KNOW IT'S TODAY. OO-OO-OO-OO I KNOW IT'S TODAY.

(Lights down on the three Fionas.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#6a - I Know It's Today -- Playoff ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Commented [LF251]: Face R, R foot apart R hand up Commented [LF252]: Face L, L foot out, L hand up Commented [LF253]: Step forward, plant, grab railing

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ACT ONE SCENE SEVEN (SUNFLOWER FIELD. SHREK and DONKEY walk along. SHREK munches on an onion.) DONKEY

Commented [LF254]: Enter SR; D follows S.

I don't get it, Shrek. Why didn't you just make Farquaad give you your swamp back? Pull some of that ogre stuff on him? You know, throttle him, lay siege to his fortress? The whole ogre trip. SHREK For your information, there's a lot more to ogres than people think.

Commented [LF255]: S x C moving away from D; chewing on onion

DONKEY Example? SHREK Example. Okay... um... (light bulb) Ogres are like onions. DONKEY They stink? SHREK Yes. No! DONKEY They make you cry? SHREK No! DONKEY Oh, you leave them out in the sun and they get all brown and start sprouting little white hairs. SHREK No! Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers—you get it?! We both have layers!... DONKEY Ohhh, you both have layers. You know... not everybody like onions. (light bulb) Parfaits! Everyone likes parfait, and they have layers! Have you ever met a person and you say "Hey, let's get some parfaits," and they say, ”Hell no I don't like no parfaits.” Parfaits are delicious.

Commented [LF256]: D x C to L of S

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SHREK Commented [LF257]: S x UCS behind D

I don't care! Ogres are not like parfaits! DONKEY Parfaits may be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet. SHREK

Commented [LF258]: D not aware of S Commented [LF259]: D x R and catch up with S

You know, this may turn into the longest day of my entire life. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#7 - Travel Song ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DONKEY Oo! I got the perfect remedy for that! SHREK Oh no, I'm not interested — (but it's too late...) DONKEY SING A SONG. YES A TRAVEL SONG WHEN YOU GOTTA GO SOMEWHERE. ’CAUSE THE FUN IS GETTING THERE. YEAH. OH WHAT THE HECK, I MUST CONFESS I LOVE A ROAD TRIP! (Shrek knew this would happen. The landscape rolls by over the following...)

Commented [LF260]: D stay still sing to audience Commented [LF261]: S walking step step step step throughout; ad libbing with D as needed Commented [LF262]: D runs in front of S in his face Commented [LF263]: Backs up in front of S Commented [LF264]: D pull on S; turns him to face DS; shimmy " I love a…"

SING A SONG. HIT THE TRAIL. FORGET THE MAPS. FORGET THE GUIDES. BEFORE YA KNOW IT, YOU'VE MADE STRIDES WITH ME.

Commented [LF265]: To audience

AND I KNOW—ALL I NEED—ALL ALONG IS A PATH—AND A PAL — AND A SONG, SO I'M SINGIN', ' AND I'M PALLIN' WITH YOU.

Commented [LF268]: Step out facing SL walking too

(spoken) See? It makes the time go by faster!

Commented [LF266]: D touches S; S pushes off Commented [LF267]: D up and touching S again

Commented [LF269]: D puts S hand on his shoulder; S takes hand away Commented [LF270]: D gets hand again; super happy

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SHREK

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(turns to audience and sings) Commented [LF271]: S looks up

WHY ME? WHY ME? This is nice.

Commented [LF272]: S looks out at audience Commented [LF273]: S x DS; D x R

TELL ME WHAT WAS MY CRIME? We're strolling (sees PUSS IN BOOTS walking by) HE'S AS CHATTY AS A PARROT MORE ANNOYING THAN A MIME.

Commented [LF274]: Mime hand sweep in front of face

Hey look, a cat who's wearing boots! That's crazy! WHY ME? WHY ME? A SIMPLE ANSWER WOULD BE FINE. This is good cardio. WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME A SIGN? (Puppets puss by over the following. Butterflies, birds, and such...)

Commented [LF275]: Puppets enter from SL

SHREK WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS? HONESTLY. THIS ASS ’O MINE IS ASININE. WHY ME?!!

Commented [LF276]: S throw thumb at D; D motions who me To audience in asinine

(Musical interlude. A little BUNNY hops by.) DONKEY Commented [LF277]: Cont stage walking in front of puppet set

Aw, you see the little bunny? SHREK Aye, he looks delicious. LITTLE BUNNY (runs off) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (A sun goes by.) SHREK What's so funny? DONKEY I just got the, "He must be compensating for something," joke.

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(A moon goes by. THEY get sleepy. A COW jumps over the moon. ) COW Moooooooooooooooo! (A fleeing DISH and SPOON run by.) DISH & SPOON Run! Run! Are they still after us? Aw geez. Etc. (THEY stop to catch their breath. A police chariot chases them off DISH and SPOON run off screaming. LION KING parade passes by.) SPINNING ANTELOPE (a la Lion King) AZA LAAAAYLAAAAY INZA JUNGLEI THEEEERE'S A GREEN-MAAAAHN, AND A DONKAAAAAAY! DONKEY Oh man, what could be better than this?! SHREK

DONKEY

WHY ME? WHY ME? A SIMPLE ANSWER WOULD BE FINE. WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE SEND ME A SIGN?

SING A SONG! HIT THE ROAD! IT'S THE WAY TO GET AROUND! BEFORE YA KNOW IT YOU’VE GAINED GROUND WITH ME!

Commented [LF278]: On me, start grapevine (Step cross step step)

WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS? HONESTLY...

AND I KNOW ALL I NEED ALL ALONG IS A PATH AND A PAL AND A SONG. SO I'M SINGIN' LOW-DEE-DO... AND I'M PALLIN’... ZWO-DEBT-ZOH... WITH YOU-OO-OO-OO!

Commented [LF279]: Face front

THIS ASS ’O MINE IS ASSININE. WHY AM I WITH YOU-OO-OO—OO!

Commented [LF280]: Stop grapevines

Commented [LF281]: S points at D

Commented [LF282]: Work way to puss and boots track

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(THEY continue to stroll right over a rickety bridge that stretches across a boiling lake of lava. DONKEY doesn't even notice, he's so caught up in the jaunty music.) DONKEY (pleased) Ooo, you feel that warm breeze? SHREK

Commented [LF283]: Walk to bridge, walk in place on bridge

Aye. DONKEY It came up so suddenly. SHREK That’s because we're on a bridge. DONKEY Oh, I didn't even notice. What bridge is this? SHREK Commented [LF284]: Bridge moves CS, S and D stop walking

The bridge to the Dragon's Keep? DONKEY (starts to get suspicious) Ohhh, the bridge to the Dragon's Keep. (considers) So that intense heat I'm feeling comin' up under my hooves? SHREK That would be the lake of molten lava. DONKEY (suddenly terrified) Ohh, THE LAKE OF MOLTEN LAVA?! SHREK Donkey — DONKEY We're on a rickety bridge over a lake of molten lava! SHREK You'l1 be fine, just keep walking. And whatever you do, don't look down DONKEY (looks down -jaunty music stops) I'm looking down, Shrek! I'm looking down!

SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK Oh for the love of Pete. DONKEY I am frozen with terror! SHREK Donkey, just take a step! DONKEY I can't! SHREK Look in my eyes! DONKEY I can't! SHREK Just take my hand! DONKEY I ca—! SHREK (grabs his hoof) Now walk. DONKEY Okay, 'but— (sings — scared) DON'T LET ME GO. DON'T LET ME GO. SHREK (beat — sighs, reluctant) I WON'T LET YOU GO. I WON'T LET YOU GO—OH. (A real moment between them. DONKEY takes a step HE looks into Shrek's eyes, and knows he's going to be okay. The jaunty music comes back, and DONKEY strolls the rest of the way across the bridge.)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL DONKEY

SHREK

WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE YOU, MY PAL EVERMORE. WE CROSSED A BRIDGE TOGETHER. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL METAPHOR. I'M SINGIN'... AND I'M PALLIN'... AND I'M TRAVELIN'...

WHY ME? WHY ME? WHY ME? DONKEY & SHREK

WITH YOU-OO-OD-OO-OO. . . SHREK That’ll do, Donkey. That’ll do. (Button. Safe, THEY head into the keep.)

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ACT ONE SCENE EIGHT (DRAGON’S KEEP. Spooky. DONKEY is very nervous. HE smells something.) DONKEY Whew! Shrek! Was that you? Man! You gotta warn somebody before you just crack one off! My mouth was open and everything!

Commented [LF285]: D and S leaving bridge SR; S grabs helmet from B Commented [LF286]: X SL over upcoming diaglogue

SHREK Believe me Donkey, if it was me you'd be dead. It's brimstone. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#7a - Before "Forever" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DONKEY Yeah right... brimstone. Don't be talkin’ it's the brimstone, l know what I smell and it wasn't no brimstone, it didn't come from no stone neither... (SHREK finds a helmet) SHREK Oh hey, this'll come in handy. Hope it's fire-proof. (heads off with the helmet) Alright, now you wait here and I'll be back in a bit. DONKEY Wait here?! You mean by myself? SHREK Unless you'd rather come slay the dragon and rescue the princess?

Commented [LF287]: Exit SL

DONKEY Commented [LF288]: D stays SL; Dragon takes position USC in dark.

Uhhh...no, I'm good. Waiting is fine. (SHREK heads off)

Commented [LF289]: Walking back from DSL

But hurry back! (Left alone, HE looks around) Commented [LF290]: Pause before; sound effects here.

Man, this place is creepy. KNIGHT 1 You don't know the half of it. DONKEY (terrified scream) Ahhhhhhhhhh!

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(Four KNIGHTS with long beards are chained to the wall. Bits of rusted armor may hang of them. They've been here a long time.) KNIGHT 1

Commented [LF291]: Hailey

Sorry. KNIGHT 2 Hey, it's a new guy! We haven't had a new guy in a couple years!

Commented [LF292]: Logan

DONKEY Shrek! Come back! There are people with beards! KNIGHT 3

Commented [LF293]: Katie

KNIGHT 4

Commented [LF294]: Bri

Shhh! You don't wanna wake her up.

She gets really mad. DONKEY Commented [LF295]: D x USC, below platform, face DS

What are you talking about? Who are you people! KNIGHT 1 We’re knights. We came to rescue the princess. KNIGHT 3 Just like you. KNIGHT 4 None of us made it though. KNIGHT 2 We're the lucky ones. Everyone else she incinerated. KNIGHT 1

Commented [LF296]: Eerie music starts; one each fermata Dragon steps further DS

She keeps us around because we sing backup. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#7a - "Forever" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DONKEY What? (Grrrrrrrrrrowl. Donkey turns around and comes face to face with the dragon.) I'm outta here. ALL KNIGHTS (laughter) That's what we thought.

Commented [LF297]: Callie steps up; arms on D right arm then left Dragon USC, Isaac on platform -eyes light then Dragon smoke D turn US Commented [LF298]: GRRRl happens right as Callie first arm hits shoulder Commented [LF299]: D falls back, scrambling DS on back; Callie follows on knees. Commented [LF300]: Heads up and down on each line.

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DONKEY (runs around looking for an exit) Oh my god oh my god oh my god!

Commented [LF301]: To each of the Knights Commented [LF302]: Dragon CS

ALL KNIGHTS

Commented [LF303]: D on Knees

(laughter) That's what we did!

Commented [LF304]: Look up Commented [LF305]: Trembly music Knight tremble Commented [LF306]: Callie turn R, on 12 count slink back to USC,

DONKEY (cornered) DRAGON!

Commented [LF307]: Knights: jump legs out 1234 rib rib rib rib Skeletons: go right left hands drapey over shoulders; swing and tap; swing and tap SR group opposite direction

ALL KNIGHTS (laughter) That's what we said!

Commented [LF308]: Dragon Body shimmying up and down and around D crawling away; D gets up and starts to run a letter J SR then to Center

DONKEY (on the music) Oh! Oh! DRAGON

DONKEY

ANOTHER DAY INSIDE MY KEEP. I GET NO REST. I GET NO SLEEP. ‘CAUSE WHEN I START TO COUNT MY SHEEP YOU COME AROUND.

YOU'RE GONNA STAY.. . YOU'RE GONNA STAY.. . YOU'RE GONNA STAAAAY.. . FOREVER.

Commented [LF310]: Callie: flex pop 6, jump Both: Step tog 3 times to C with jazz hands; jump out Skel: jazz hands over eyes on 78; shake hips to right first 234 hand coming out; other side 5678 Knights: heads up; shake hips 1234 5678 Commented [LF311]: Wrap tail around D; Commented [LF312]: Hip hip hip hip Commented [LF313]: Right up; cross over knee 34. Left 234.

I'll come back later then. I DRAW MY SHADES AND LOCK MY DOORS. STILL YOU COME FOR WHAT AIN'T YOURS. LIKE A HOUND DOG ON ALL FOURS YOU SNIFF AROUND, AND AROUND, AND AROUND.

Commented [LF309]: Skeleton Jump tog, 234 bend knees and push; flex hands down pop knees flex hands 1 boom pop boom Knight jump tog and hold head up on sleep

(DONKEY tries to go, but can't escape the Dragon.)

Commented [LF314]: Poking with tail 3 pokes; D flinches away; 4th poke in butt pushes him to all fours Commented [LF315]: Skeletons: on Come 123, 123 123, 123 bend shimmy shoulder walk; last 2 walk off platform Commented [LF316]: Crawls away SL; Dragon figure 8 around D again Commented [LF317]: Skeletons: Right 2 left 2 wide plie hand 2 hand 2; sniff 2 3 4 head turn 2 slow 234 Commented [LF318]: Knghts: jump off floor; sniff left 234; head turn 2 ; slow turn Commented [LF319]: Knights walk center platform; by 8 off platform; in position on 4 jump 11 hold 12 Skel: Right 2 pivot turn, 1 2 pivot turn; circle 234, get behind 78 9 10 jump 11 hold 12 Callie turn and go US jump 11 hold 12 Commented [LF320]: Head comes over D, D limbos backward Commented [LF321]: Dragon undulates Commented [LF322]: D gets up runs USC onto platform stops L edge of platform; Dragon follows, Dragon spans rest of platform to R

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DONKEY I wish I could stay, but forever sounds like a long time.

FOREVER. And I got a hair appointment. KNIGHTS (back-up) ANOTHER KNIGHT ANOTHER NAME, BUT ALL IN ALL, YOU'RE ALL THE SAME. FOOLISH MOTH, YOU WANT THAT FLAME THAT YOU FLY AROUND. THE SIREN CALLS YOU FROM HER BEACH. THAT PRETTY GIRL, THAT PERFECT PEACH SHE IS ALWAYS OUT OF REACH, BUT I AM AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND. YOU'RE GONNA STAY... YOU'RE GONNA STAY... YOU'RE GONNA STAAAAY... FOREVER.

ANOTHER NAME! YOU'RE ALL THE SAME! HA!

OOO OOO, OOO... OOO OOO, OOO... OOO NO!

YOU'RE GONNA STAY. . . YOU'RE GONNA STAY... YOU'RE GONNA STAY... OOO, LA-LA-LA-LA-LA DONKEY Hey! Not so close! Watch my tail! You got some real boundary issues, you know that? KNIGHTS FOREVER.

FOREVER. FOREVER. KNIGHTS YOU THINK I LIKE THIS JOB? I'M A GLORIFIED BABY-SITTER! NO ONE WANTS TO RESCUE ME! SO YEAH, I'M A LITTLE BITTER!

(Clap-clap! Clap! Clap-clap! Clap!) (Clap-clap! Clap!) BABY BABY SITTAH! RESCUE ME! LITTLE BITTER!

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(KNIGHTS)

I'M NO PRINCESS, NO GREAT BEAUTY, NO ONE EVER...EVER...EVER... EVER WANTS ME. (wailing) OHHHH, RESCUE ME!

OOO, OOO, OH, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. NO (under her wailing) YOU MADE HER MAD!

COME ON BABY AND RESCUE ME! YOU'RE GONNA DIE! DONKEY (runs around trying ta escape) Oh geez! Get away! You're making Me dizzy! Ahhhhhhhh! Ahhh!

DON'T EVEN TRY TO RUN AROUND, AND AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND, AND AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND. AND AROUND.

(Dragon moves in for the kill. Donkey manages to stop her somehuw. The music changes.) DONKEY Baby, hold on! I got something to say here! First of all, I am not a knight, I am a Donkey! And if you don't know that, then you need to get your eyes checked! Secondly, that princess is not even my type! You know why? (sings) I LIKE A BIG BIG GIRL. I LIKE A BIG BIG GIRL. (spoken) Vouch for me, boys! KNIGHTS HE LIKES A BIG BIG GIRL. HE LIKES A BIG BIG GIRL. DONKEY AND AS FOR YOU, I THINK YOU'RE BLUFFIN'. STOMPIN AROUND, ALL HUFI-‘IN’ AND PUFFIN'. YOU WANT TRUE LOVE! STOP WITH THE HATIN’. DONKEY & KNIGHTS UNCHAIN YOUR HEART.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL DONKEY HE'S OUT THERE WAITIN’. KNIGHTS AND HE LIKES A BIG BIG GIRL. HE LIKES A BIG BIG GIRL. DONKEY I hope you learned something valuable here today. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be on my way. (HE turns to leave, but SHE whips around and cuts him off Smitten, SHE bats her eyes.) DRAGON

DONKEY What's the matter with you? You got somethin' in your eye?

I'M NO PRINCESS. BUT HE WANTS ME. What? NO GREAT BEAUTY, BUT HE WANTS ME. NO ONE EVER... EVER... EVER WANTED ME. YOU'RE GONNA STAY... YOU'RE GONNA STAY... YOU'RE GONNA STAY... FOREVER. Oh, I wasn't talking about me specifically. I'M GONNA LOVE YOU FOREVER. YOU'RE GONNA STAY WITH ME FOREVER MORE. YOU'RE GONNA LOVE... MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! (Big finish. Donkey is trapped. A prisoner of love. No escape. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#8a - Forever Playoff ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------And we transition to...)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT ONE SCENE NINE (FIONA 'S TOWER. Like every day, SHE'S in the midst of singing her song of hope, though this time with a tambourine...) FIONA I KNOW IT'S TODAY... OO-OO-OO-OO I KNOW IT'S TODAY... OO-OO-OO-OO I KNOW IT'S TODAY... OO-OO-OO-OO... SHREK (offstage) Helloooo! Anyone up there?! (FIONA stops, and looks around, in a panic. Is this really it? After all these years? SHE runs around straightening up. SHREK, meanwhile, climbs up the side of the tower outside.) (calls up to her) Shouldn't you toss down some hair or something? (grunting as HE climbs) Man, I should’ve worn my cup. (As his voice gets closer, FIONA leaps into her bed, and straightens her dress. SHE grabs a bouquet, clutches it to her breast, and resumes her Sleeping Beauty pose. SHREK finally climbs in her window.) (winded) Phew. (And then he sees Fiona lying in her bed, eyes closed.) Aw great, I got one of the snoozers. (HE approaches the bed, visor lowered. FIONA packers her lips slightly“ SHREK bends over her... grabs her by the shoulders, and shakes her.) Wake up! FIONA (being shaken) Uhl-uhl-uhl! SHREK Are you Princess Fiona?

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SHREK THE MUSICAL FIONA (recovering) I am. Awaiting a knight so bold as to rescue me. SHREK Ah, that's nice. Now let's go. FIONA But wait, Sir Knight! I have long awaited this day! (with a flourish) And I would’st first like to knowest the name of my champion. SHREK Um... Shrek. FIONA Sir, Shrek... (produces handkerchief) I pray that you take this favor as a token of my gratitude. (SHREK regards the handkerchief then wipes his neck with it, and hands it back to her.) SHREK Thanks. (looks around, confused) So where's the door? FIONA There is no door. SHREK What do you mean there's no door? How do we get down? FIONA Why, the same way you got up? SHREK The same way I—?! Oh come on! I just—! (realizes he has no choice) Alright then, let's go. (moves to the window) FIONA Now holdest on, Sir Knight. Don't you want to savor this moment? It be-eth our first meeting. It must be a wonderful and romantic scene. (strikes a pose)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#9 - This Is How a Dream Comes True ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SHREK Aw geez, I'm like a crackpot magnet. FIONA THIS IS HOW A DREAM COMES TRUE. THIS IS HOW I PICTURED YOUCLIMBING IN TO RESCUE ME. THIS WAS ALWAYS MEANT TO BE. SHREK Oh, that's lovely. (re: his back) Now hop on. FIONA THIS IS HOW THE SCENE MUST GO YOU STANDING... (moves him an inch to the right) ....THERE—THE LIGHT, JUST SO. THEN YOU SMILE AND GAZE AT ME, TAKE MY HAND ON BENDED KNEE (beat — repeats). ...BENDED KNEE. (grits teeth) ...BENDED KNEE. (pushes him down, she’s strong) SHREK Ow! FIONA Sorry. (sings) AND THOUGH WE'VE ONLY MET, SOMEHOW I ALWAYS KNEW IT WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS, WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE! DONKEY (far off) Shreeeeeeeeeeeeeek. . . .

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SHREK THE MUSICAL FIONA (being led out) Hey! What are you doing?! SHREK Well, I have to save my ass. (HE leads her out of the tower, and they race through the Dragon 's keep over the following...) FIONA (sings) BRAVE SIR KNIGHT, SLOW DOWN A BIT. SHUT-IN GIRLS ARE DELICATE. I'VE LONGED FOR THIS MY WHOLE LIFE LONG NOW YOU'RE DOING IT ALL WRONG! "DOWN A ROPE A STEED AWAITS," THAT'S WHAT EVERY STORY STATES. "RIDING OVER ROUGH TERRAIN, PAST THE DRAGON‘ YOU HAVE SLAIN.” (of his look) ”...YOU HAVE SLAIN.” (uh-oh) .. .YOU HAVE SLAIN? SHREK It's on my to-do list. (And as THEY run, DONKEY runs by in the other direction, bemg chased by the amorous DRAGON.) DONKEY No, get away! That is unwanted physical contact! I do not give you permission to(EVERYONE stops for a moment and notices each other.) SHREK Donkey! DONKEY Shrek! FIONA Dragon!

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DRAGON Rhaaam-mrah! EVERYONE (beat— scream) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (DRAGON goes into attack made, lunging at Shrek. HE and DONKEY fend her off over the following, while FIONA retreats down stage to sing.) FIONA JUST RELAX AND TAKE A BREATH. HOPE HE DOESN'T BURN TO DEATH. NEVERMIND THE PROTOCOL. HE'S YOUR HERO AFTER ALL. TRA-LA-LA-LA, WHAT'S PAST IS PAST! TRA-LA-LA-LA, I'M FREE AT LAST! IN THE END PRINCESS ALWAYS GETS HER MAN. AND UNDERNEATH HELMET-I BET HE HAS A TAN. MY CHAMPION, MY SAVIOR, MY DASHING ROMEO, HE HAS A TALKING DONKEY-THAT PART I DIDN'T KNOW. (finally notices the battle in process) WAIT A MINUTE, LOOK! IT'S JUST LIKE IN THE BOOK! FIGHTING OVER ME! AS IT'S MEANT TO BE!

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NO MORE TOWER IN THE SKY! SLAY THE DRAGON, AND GOODBYE! (The DRAGON charges at them.) OH MY GOD, WE'RE GONNA DIE! DRAGON AAHHHH, AHHHHH, AHHHHH SHREK Get back! DRAGON AAHHHH, AHHHHH, AHHHHH

SHREK THE MUSICAL (DRAGON) I'M GONNA LOVE YOU FOREVER! (SHREK grabs an axe from a nearby pile, and smashes a chain-lack, releasing a portcullis, and trapping the dragon just in time, to save them. And then FIONA sings, victoriously...) FIONA THIS IS HOW I PICTURED IT, MORE OR LESS, I MUST ADMIT. A THUMPING IN MY HEART. A LIFE ABOUT TO START... I KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME, AND YOU WOULD FIND YOUR WAY. AT LAST MY DREAM COMES TRUE. I KNEW, I KNEW, I KNEW... ...IT WOULD BE TODAY! (The set has changed. And they are safe on the other side. All signs of the Dragon and her keep have vanished. ' FIONA is skipping about like the overjoyed princess she is. SHREK and DONKEY are winded.) You did it! You-did-it-you-did-it-you-did-it. You're amazing, you're wonderful, you're... a little unorthodox I'll admit but(regains her composure) Thy deed is great, and thine heart is pure. I am eternally in your debt. (SHREK enjoys the attention. DONKEY, however, feels slighted.) DONKEY Ahem. FIONA And where would a brave knight be without his noble steed? DONKEY Alright! I hope you heard that. She called me a "noble steed!" She think I'm a steed. FIONA Well, Sir Shrek, the battle is won. You may remove your helmet.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK Ahhh. .. no. FIONA Why not? SHREK I... I have helmet hair. FIONA (coyly) Please, l wouldest look upon the face of my rescuer. SHREK Oh no, you wouldn't... tst. FIONA (giggles) But--how will you kiss me? SHREK What? That wasn't in the job description. DONKEY Maybe it's a perk. FIONA No- it's destiny. "A princess is rescued by a brave knight and then they share true 1ove’s first kiss." DONKEY With Shrek?! You think that Shrek is your true love? Hahahahaha! FIONA What is so funny? SHREK (also laughing) Well, let’ s just say I'm not your type, okay? FIONA (losing patience) Of course you are. You're my rescuer! Now remove your helmet. SHREK Look, I really don't think that’ s a good idea. FIONA Just take off the helmet.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK I’m not going to. FIONA Take it off! SHREK No! FIONA NOW! SHREK Okay! Easy. As you command, Your Highness... (SHREK removes his helmet. FIONA stares at him blankly, confused but not frightened. SHREK smiles.) FIONA You're... an ogre? SHREK (...of course) Oh, you were expecting Prince Charming? FIONA Well... yes actually. Oh no. I'm supposed to be rescued by my true love! Not by some ogre and his... pet. DONKEY Well so much for noble steed. FIONA You're not supposed to be an ogre. (HE sighs, irritated.) SHREK Princess, I was sent to rescue you by Lord Farquaad, okay? He's the one who wants to marry you. FIONA Oh. Then why didn't he come rescue me? SHREK Good question. You should ask him that when we get there tomorrow.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL FIONA (stops) Tomorrow? (suddenly realizes) Oh my gosh, it's almost sunset! SHREK So? FIONA (looks to setting sun) I didn't realize it was so late. We need to make camp. SHREK Camp? But you've just escaped! FIONA Yes, and I found the whole ordeal quite exhausting. I need to rest immediately. SHREK That's unfortunate, because we're gonna keep going. FIONA I NEED TO FIND SOMEWHERE TO CAMP RIGHT NOW! (SHREK and DONKEY stop in their tracks.) SHREK Very well. There's a cave right there. DONKEY Shrek! That's no place for a princess. FIONA (more concerned with the setting sun) No, no it's perfect. Well gentlemen, I bid thee good night! (heads for the cave) DONKEY You want me to read you a bedtime story? Cause I will. FIONA I said GOOD NIGHT! (SHE disappears into the cave. SHREK and DONKEY stand in silence for a moment.)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL DONKEY She seems nice ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#9a - Act 1 Sunset ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(SHREK and DONKEY head off As sun goes down, the sky glows green and magical, and we hear...) VOICE OF FIONA "By day one way, by night another—this shall be the norm, until you find true love's first kiss and then take loves true form.”

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT ONE SCENE TEN (CLIFF'S EDGE. A star-lit night. DONKEY prattles on, excited. SHREK is still stung by the helmet moment.) DONKEY And this is what I realized - if we escaped a dragon, then we could do anything. Man, I could be a steed. Or I could work the Crusades circuit if I wanted to. I could even be one of those horses who pull those wagons full of beer! I'd need some hair extensions on my ankles, but I could do it. Who do you wanna be? SHREK I don't wanna be anyone. DONKEY Just for fun though, who would you pick? SHREK I wouldn't. DONKEY But if you had to. SHREK Donkey— DONKEY Like if a guy had a sword at your throat and was like, "look here, you can’t be an ogre anymore, pick something else," then who would you pick? SHREK I would pick that guy up and hurl him into a tree! DONKEY Man, you are no fun at all, you know it? ls this what it's gonna be like when we finish rescuing the princess? Us sitting around our swamp all clay doing nothing? SHREK Our swamp? Donkey, there is no our. There's no we. There's just me and my swamp. And when I do get back, the first thing I'm gonna do is build a ten foot wall around my land. DONKEY (beat) You cut me deep, Shrek. You cut me real deep just now... (gathers himself) What's your problem anyway? What do you got against the whole world?

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK I'm not the one with the problem, okay? It's the world who seems to have a problem with me. You saw how that princess reacted. That's how it always is. People take one look at me and it's all, "Aghhh Help! A big stupid ugly ogre!” They judge me before they even know me. That's why I'm better off alone. DONKEY (after a moment) But you know what, Shrek? When we met, I didn't think you was just a big, stupid ugly ogre. SHREK (looks down at him, and softens) Yeah I know. (A moment between them. DONKEY decides to push the issue...) DONKEY So there's really no one else you'd rather be? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#10 - Who I'd Be ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(SHREK can't help smiling a bit. HE finally relents a little...) SHREK I GUESS I'D BE A HEROWITH SWORD AND ARMOR CLASHING, LOOKING SEMI-DASHING, A SHIELD WITHIN MY GRIP. OR ELSE I'D BE A VIKING, AND LIVE A LIFE OF DERRING, WHILE SMELLING LIKE A HERRING UPON A VIKING SHIP. I'D SAIL AWAY. I'D SEE THE WORLD. I'D REACH THE FARTHEST REACHES. I'D FEEL THE WIND. I'D TASTE THE SALT AND SEA, AND MAYBE STORM SOME BEACHES. THAT'S WHO I'D BE. THAT'S WHO I'D BE

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (SHREK) OR I COULD BE A POET AND WRITE A DIFFERENT STORYONE THAT TELLS OF GLORY, AND WIPES AWAY THE LIES. INTO THE SKIES I'D THROW IT. THE STARS WOULD DO THE TELLING. THE MOON WOULD HELP WITH SPELLING AND NIGHT WOULD DOT THE I'S. I'D WRITE A VERSE, RECITE A JOKE WITH WIT AND PERFECT TIMING. I'D SHARE MY HEART CONFESS THE THINGS I YEARN AND DO IT ALL WHILE RHYMING. BUT WE ALL LEARN. BUT WE ALL LEARN... AN OGRE ALWAYS HIDES. AN OGRE'5 FATE IS KNOWN . AN OGRE ALWAYS STAYS IN THE DARK AND ALL ALONE. SO YES, I'D BE A HERO. AND IF MY WISH WERE GRANTED LIFE WOULD BE ENCHANTED, OR SO THE STORIES SAY. OF COURSE I'D BE A.HERO AND I WOULD SCALE A TOWER TO SAVE A HOT-HOUSE FLOWER, AND CARRY HER AWAY. BUT STANDING GUARD WOULD BE A BEAST. I'D SOMEHOW OVERWHELM IT. I'D GET THE GIRL. I'D TAKE A BREATH, AND I'D REMOVE MY HELMET.

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(SHREK) WE'D STAND AND STARE. WE'D SPEAK OF LOVE. WE'D FEEL THE STARS ASCENDING. WE'D SHARE A KISS. I'D FIND MY DESTINY. I'D HAVE A HERO’S ENDING. A PERFECT HAPPY ENDING. THAT'S HOW IT WOULD BE: A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD... BUT NOT FOR ME. (DONKEY looks up at his friend. And then THEY both gaze up at the stars. We reveal Fiona’s huge Ogress silhouette against the moon. She’s been listening.) FIONA

SHREK

DONKEY

AN OGRE ALWAYS HIDES. AN OGRE'S FATE IS KNOWN. AN OGRE ALWAYS STAYS IN THE DARK ALL ALONE

AN OGRE ALWAYS STAYS IN THE DARK ALL ALONE

AND I KNOW HE’ LL APPEAR, ‘CAUSE THERE ARE RULES AND THERE ARE STRICTURES. I BELIEVE THE STORYBOOKS I READ BY CANDLE LIGHT. (...LIGHT...)

SO YES I'D BE A HERO AND IF MY WISH WAS GRANTED, LIFE WOULD BE ENCHANTED, OR SO THE STORIES SAY. OF COURSE I'D BE A HERO, AND I WOULD SCALE A TOWER, TO SAVE A HOTHOUSE FLOWER, AND CARRY HER A... ...WAY

A PERFECT HAPPY ENDING THAT'S How IT SHOULD BE.

A PERFECT HAPPY ENDING THAT'S HOW IT SHOULD BE.

(The lights fade on them.) END OF ACT ONE

YOU'RE ALL ALONE. (...ALONE...)

ALL ALONE. YOU NEED A PAL, MY CALENDAR'S OPEN. YA NEED ME

A PERFECT HAPPY ENDING THAT'S HOW IT SHOULD BE.

SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT TWO SCENE ONE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#11 - Entr'acte ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(THE BLUFF. Beautiful music builds. And then FIONA comes spinning on, a la Maria in ‘The Sound of Music’. SHE is making her way Snow White-like through the forest, marveling at the nature that surrounds her.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#12 - Morning Person ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FIONA GOOD MORNING BIRDS. GOOD MORNING TREES! OH WHAT A LOVELY DAY. THE SUN'S SO BIG, IT HURTS MY EYES. BUT REALLY —THAT'S OKAY. A BRAND NEW DAY WITH THINGS TO DO SO MANY PLANS TO MAKE. I'VE HAD SIX CUPS OF COFFEE SO I'M REALLY WIDE AWAKE! I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A MORNING PERSON A MORNING GIRL— HOORAY! (A BLUE BIRD appears on nearby brunch.) BLUEBIRD CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP! CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEER CHEEP! FIONA (smiles and waltzes over) HOO-OO-RAAAAY!

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SHREK THE MUSICAL BLUEBIRD (twits back, mimicking her tune) CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP! CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP! FIONA (sings, a little challenged) HOO-OO-OO-RAAAAY! BLUEBIRD (follows, going higher) CHEEP, CHEER CI-IEEP, CHEEP! CHEEP, CHEEP, CI-IEEP, CHEEP! (Overjoyed, FIONA sings louder and higher, holding the last horrible note.) FIONA HOO-OO-OO—RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. . . (The bird trembles, eyes bulge, it starts to shake and convulse, while Fiona holds her note And the bird explodes in a POP! of little blue feathers. FIONA is startled at first, but then shrugs and notices a deer nibbling on some berries. SHE flits over to it and sings.) (sings) GOOD MORNING, DEER. SAY HAVE YOU HEARD, TODAY'S MY WEDDING DAY. I HAVEN'T MET MY HUSBAND YET, BUT I'M HOPEFUL ANY WAY. I'LL WEAR A GOWN WE'LL HAVE A BALL AND DANCE FOREVER MORE. (dancing with the scared deer) HE'LL TAKE ME IN HIS MASSIVE ARMS AND SPIN ME ROUND THE FLOOR. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A MORNING PERSON! A MORNING GIRL -

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (SHE twirls the deer right of a cliff. Oops. Having accidentally ripped off his antlers, SHE ditches them.) (FIONA) HOORAY. (A rat scurries past Fiona from stage left to right. Huh. She s intrigued. Another rat flies across. Hmm. Then the PIED PIPER comes skipping on playing his pipe. He looks miffed.) Why, good morning Pied Piper. PIED PIPER Bah, what's so good about it? I can't get these stupid rats to follow me! FIONA I think you may need to change your tune, Mister. PIED PIPER (SHE takes pipe from him) Hey! Look here, lady(FIONA plays the flute expertly of course. The PIED PIPER watches in disbelief as the stage is suddenly swarmed by a line of rats. Fiona is delighted by the dancing vermin. Big tap break between her and the rats. At one point, FIONA motions to the curtain, which lowers magically. It rises back up and the stage it filled with man-sized rats in hats and tails. FIONA dances with them. The PIED PIPER might be a bit freaked out by this trick. But FIONA teaches the Piper the correct tune. HE catches on, and soon he too is dancing with the rats. SHREK and DONKEY have wandered on. THEY watch all this insanity, completely agog. The PIED PIPER leads the rats out over the following. . . ) FIONA A BRAND NEW START. A PALETTE CLEANSE. AS FRESH AS LIME SORBET. LAST NIGHT I WAS A MONSTER BUT THIS MORNING... THIS MORNING.. . THIS MORNING... I'M OKAY! THIS MORNING I'M OKAY!

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (SHE holds her arms outstretched, soaking up the sun and the glorious morning.) (FIONA) (finally sees them) Oh, why good morning, men. DONKEY (a little concerned for her) Mornin’. SHREK Uhh, princess, did you by any chance eat a few of those funny little mushrooms by the stream? FIONA Of course not. I'm just happy that it's a new day, full of promise and fresh starts! (SHREK and DONKEY exchange looks.) FIONA And the first thing I'd like to do is apologize for my behavior yesterday. We obviously got off on the wrong foot, and I'd like to make it up to you. SHREK You would? FIONA Yes, you did rescue me after all. So I've gathered a basket of berries for the trip, and I made you each a daisy chain! (presents them with their daisy chains) DONKEY Oh look at these! They're beautiful, princess! Aren't they beautiful, Shrek? SHREK (not sure what to do with it) Uhhh...ihhhh.... FIONA (re:flowers) You'll grow to love ‘em, I promise. Lead the way! (SHE skips off SHREK dumps his daisy chain in the pit. THEY travel over the following scene...)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK So, Princess, do you often frolic with rats? FIONA And what if I do? SHREK Oh, I don't know, Princess— germ-infested vermin—not exactly what I expected. FIONA Well maybe you shouldn’t judge people before you get to know them. (smiles knowingly, and walks off) DONKEY (impressed) Hmm! FIONA So tell me about my groom-to-be. Lord Farquaad. What's he like? SHREK (with a smile to Donkey) Well, let me put it this way, Princess—men of Farquaad's stature are in short supply. FIONA (impressed) Really? DONKEY (chuckles, joins in) Oh yeah, but he is a little intimidating. FIONA (loves it) Well he must be! SHREK And yet very good at small talk. FIONA What are you guys doing? SHREK What? Just saying ya might wanna lower your expectations a bit.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL DONKEY Yeah, like three feet or so. (THEY laugh.) FIONA Alright, yuck it up. Doesn't bother me. Not today. After a lifetime of misery, things are finally going my way. SHREK (chuckles) Oh, a lifetime of misery, right. Okay, (THEY continue to stroll along. FIONA can't let the exchange go.) FIONA You chuckled. SHREK Hm? FIONA When I said, lifetime of misery You chuckled. SHREK Did I? FIONA Yes. SHREK Look, I'm sure it was very difficult living in a dragon-guarded tower. FIONA It was. SHREK I'm sure. FIONA Alright then. (SHE turns to go.) SHREK Although, it must've been nice to have a roof, and a cozy bed. Which is more than I had when I left home. FIONA You're not actually comparing yourself to what I endured?

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK I'm just saying you don't corner the market on unhappy childhoods. FIONA (more defensive than she in tends) There are things you don't know, ya know. About me. About how rough I had it! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#13 - I Think I Got You Beat ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SHREK What, ya run out of shampoo a couple times? FIONA I mean about my life! SHREK In that cushy tower of yours? FIONA Cushy! Are you kidding? (sings) I HAD NOTHING IN THAT TOWER, FIGHTING BOREDOM BY THE HOUR PRINCESS LONELY, WALKING CIRCLES. I HAD ONLY.... BARE ESSENTIALS—ARMY COT, A HOT PLATE AND A CHAMBER POT, AND EVERY MORNING I WOULD BOIL IT. NO CHOICE, I HAD NO TOILET. JUST A VIEW OF DEVASTATION OUT ONE WINDOW. ISOLATION IN MY BEDROOM. AND VERY LITTLE HEAD-ROOM. TWENTY YEARS I SAT AND WAITED. I'M VERY DEDICATED. ON THE WALLS THE DAYS WERE ADDED LUCKILY THOSE WALLS WERE PADDED! SO...

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (FIONA) I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. YEAH. YEAH. YEAH. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT SHREK Oh ya think so? That was a sad story, but... I'VE HEARD BETTER, I'M JUST SAYIN’. A FOR EFFORT. THANKS FOR PLAYIN’. SAD TO SEE A PRINCESS SUFFER, BUT I HAD IT ROUGHER LIKE THAT TIME A MOB WITH TORCHES BURNED MY BRITCHES. SEE THE SCORCHES? YOU'RE ]'UST WHINY. I HAD A FLAMING HEINEY! AS I FLED I HAD TO WONDER, IF I WERE TORN ASUNDER, WOULD AN OGRE GO TO HEAVEN? DID I MENTION I WAS SEVEN? SO. .. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. YEAH. YEAH. YEAH. YEAH. .. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL FIONA

SHREK

NO WARM REGARDS. NO CHRISTMAS CARDS AND EVERY DAY... (spoken) Okay, top this...

...WAS HELL ON EARTH DAY.

(sings) I MISSED MY PROM. MY DAD AND MOM SENT ME AWAY. IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY. FIONA (points to herself) I was sent away on Christmas Eve. SHREK (he thought he had her) D'ah! FIONA Ha-ha! BARE ESSENTIALS—ARMY COT, A HOT PLATE AND A CHAMBER POT, AND EVERY MORNING I WOULD BOIL IT NO CHOICE, I HAD NO TOILET

SHREK

NO WARM REGARDS NO CHRISTMAS CARDS

JUST A VIEW OF DEVASTATION OUT ONE WINDOW. ISOLATION. IN MY BEDROOM. AND VERY LITTLE HEAD-ROOM

AND EVERY DAY WAS HELL ON EARTH DAY

TWENTY YEARS I SAT AND WAITED I'M VERY DEDICATED ON THE WALLS THE DAYS WERE ADDED. LUCKILY THOSE WALLS WERE PADDED!

I MISSED MY PROM MY DAD AND MOM SENT ME AWAY. IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY.

TWENTY YEARS! MY DAD AND MOM SENT ME AWAY....

I MISSED MY PROM MY DAD AND MOM SENT ME AWAY....

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (Connection. Huh. THEY linger in the moment.) FIONA

SHREK

SO... I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT.

SO... I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. YEAH.

YEAH. YEAH! YEAH. YEAH! YEAH. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT

YEAH! I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT YEAH.

YEAH. YEAH. YEAH. YEAH. YEAH. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!

YEAH. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!

(SHREK is enjoying this so much, a fart slips out.) **FART** Oopsy. (off their looks) Ah well, better out than in I always say (How is she going to react? FIONA considers, then lets one slip out herself.) **faaaaaaaart**

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (Now Shrek is impressed. And what follows is only an approximation of a duel of farts, burps and whatever else second graders might engage in.) FIONA

SHREK HM-MMM-MM-MM-MM... **BURP**

HM-MMM-MM-MM-MM... **BURP** HM-MMM-MM-MM-MM... **BEE-YURP** HM-MMM-MM-MM-MM. . . **burp-burp-burp-bee-YURP** NYA—NYA-N YA N ANA-NYOW-NYOW. . . NYA-NYA-NYA NANA-NYOW-NYOW... **BURP** **BURP** **burp-burp** **FART!** **FART!** Ho-ho **FART!** Hee-hee *"FART!** (now THEY go free-style) *fart-fart-fart* **toot-fart** **FART-pooot-FAART** YEAH....

**FART-fart-poot* **toot-FART** **faaart-FART—fart-FART** YEAH....

(THEY fall out laughing. Then the temperature cools a bit. THEY go back to strolling.) YEAH... YEAH... YEAH....

YEAH... YEAH... YEAH....

YEAH... YEAH... YEAH... YEAH...

YEAH... YEAH... YEAH... YEAH...

(THEY stroll off together. DONKEY walks into the lingering cloud, and waves "his hooves around so as not to faint. HE flees the stench.)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT TWO SCENE TWO ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#13a - Farq In A ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(TORTURE CHAMBER.) FARQUAAD 494, 495, 496. Princess Fiona? I am Lord Farquaad. What do you think? No, You're right, too formal. 600! Fiona? Hi, Farquaad, but you can call me Maximus, as I've no doubt you will! Woof! No, too smutty (FARQUAAD gets of bench press) But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is Fiona and Farquaad is the sun (GUARDS enter) CAPTAIN My lord, We've just gotten word, —-Princess Fiona has been rescued. She’s on her way. FARQUAAD On her way! RAHHH!!! She's on her way, and so am I! My fairytale princess. I always said I'd be king, and now look! The last adorable piece "to my master plan! Oo, that reminds me, how are the wedding preparations coming? CAPTAIN All in order, my lord. We've booked the cathedral and the band. THELONIUS Although l did wonder if you wanted to maybe invite your father? FARQUAAD (turns on him) My what?! THELONIUS Your... father, my lord? FARQUAAD Do you mean that horrible little man who tried to keep me down my whole life? That mal-tempered monster?! That vile grunt who abandoned me in the woods as a child!

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SHREK THE MUSICAL THELONIUS Well he did have his reasons. FARQUAAD Lackey, please. My father simply couldn't accept that l wanted nothing to do with the family business. That lowly, dirty family business. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#14 - Ballad Of Farquaad ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(sings) MY DADDY WAS A MINER. SO HE WASN'T MUCH AROUND. FORAGING FOR DIAMONDS A LIFE SPENT UNDERGROUND DADDY DIDN'T TALK MUCH HE BARELY SAID HELLO. HE SIMPLY MUTTERED "HI-HO" AND OFF TO WORK HE'D GO. DADDY WAS GRUMPY. MAMA WAS A PRINCESS, WHO LEFT HER CROWN BEHIND. DADDY WAS HER TRUE LOVE, SO MAMA DIDN’T MIND. I NEVER KNEW MY MAMA BUT SHE COULDA BEEN A QUEEN. SHE MARRIED WAY BENEATH HER BENEATH HER KNEE, I MEAN. DADDY’S BED WAS LUMPY SO MOMMY COULDN'T SLEEP. DADDY BUILT A NEW ONE SO TALL AND SO STEEP. TWENTY MATTRESSES SHE SLEPT UPON. ONE NIGHT SHE ROLLED OVER... AND MAMA WAS GONE. SO DADDY WAS GRUMPY.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (FARQUAAD) ME AND MY OLD MAN-A TALE AS OLD AS DIRT. A BITTER, DISTANT FATHER IN A TINY UNDERSHIRT. DADDY UP AND LEFT ME, LEFT ME GOOD AS DEAD. NOW HE LIVES IN SQUALOR, SLEEPING SEVEN TO A BED. (spoken) Oh, you abandoned me in the woods, Daddy! Well I crawled out, and up! Oh if you could only see me now, Daddy! I'd invite you to the wedding... but you have to be THIS tall to get in! Hahaha! (turns on Thelonius again) TO THE RACES MEN! (THELONIUS puts an shoes. The dressing screen opens, and FARQUAAD does an insane tiny leg dance aver the following...) MY BRIDE TO BE IS GORGEOUS HER WEDDING DRESS, DESIGNER. THE GUEST LIST WILL BE MAJOR WITHOUT A MINOR MINER. ENSEMBLE LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA FARQUAAD PACKS OF ROYAL LACKEYS PLAYING VIOLIN. ENSEMBLE STRINGS OF ROYAL UNDERLINGS FARQUAAD WHO WILL NOT LET YOU IN! AH-HA! AH-HA! AH-HA! FARQUAAD & ENSEMBLE TRICKED OUT CARRIAGE TWENTY STALLIONS WITH A COACHMAN NAMED RAOUL. BIG RECEPTION WITH A BOY BAND

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SHREK THE MUSICAL FARQUAAD AND A ROYAL DJ BY THE POOL! (lifts little leg over his head) YES! I CAN SEE MY FUTURE AND SO IT SHALL BE DONE! IT'S TOTAL DOMINATION ’ WITH SOME TORTURE IUST FOR FUN! ‘CAUSE I WILL HAVE MY WEDDING AND I WILL HAVE A QUEEN! ONCE I GET THAT CROWN ON YOU WILL GET THE GUILLOTINE! AND I'LL PUNISH YOU, DADDY ‘CAUSE I'M ALL GROWN UP AND BIGGER THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW! YOU’RE GONNA PAY, DADDY! IT'S ANY DAY, DADDY! I'M OFF TO WORK! HI-HO!

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT TWO SCENE THREE (We come upon an OLD BARN. Our heroes stroll on. SHREK and FIONA continue their bonding, riffing, doing air-guitar, and pretty much acting like silly kids. DONKEY is baffled by them.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#14a - Air Guitar Crossover ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FIONA NYOO NYOO-NYOO NYAIH—NYAH—NYEOW SHREK HYOO NYOO~NYOO NYAH-NYAH-NYEOW FIONA & SHREK WOW-YOW WOW-YOW WOWWIE-YOWWIE-YOW. SHREK CHUCKA-WONK-WONK CHUCKA-WONK-WONK FIONA WIKKI-WIKKI-WIKKI ... ETC... (Eventually, HE gives her a brotherly shave. SHE shoves him back. HE shoves her a little too hard, and she goes flying off into some bushes.) SHREK (laughing) Oops. You okay? FIONA Yeah, I'm fine. (SHE comes up laughing. HE helps her to her feet. There is a moment where they're nearly nose to nose.) DONKEY Yoohoo! We're here. FIONA What?

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK Oh wouldja look at that. FIONA What is it? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#14b - It's Duloc ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SHREK It's.. it's Duloc. FIONA Oh. Duloc. I didn't realize we were so close. SHREK No, me either. DONKEY Congratulations, Princess. Your future awaits. FIONA (tries to smile) Yes, it does. SHREK Ah well, so much for that batch of S’nothers I was gonna make us. FIONA S'nothers? SHREK They're traditional ogre campfire snacks. A little bit like S’mores but instead of marshmallow and chocolate, we use squirrel gizzards and mulch. Oh, they just melt in your mouth! DONKEY (queasy) I think I need to sit down for a minute. SHREK No, no sitting down. We need to get the princess to Duloc. FIONA No, wait, Shrek... I, um... Well, look, I may not get another chance to try one of those S'nothers... DONKEY You eat one and you may not get a chance to do ANYTHING!

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK Zip it, Donkey. FIONA I was just thinking.., maybe Duloc could wait until morning? SHREK Morning? FIONA Why not? I've spent my whole life without true love. What’s one more night? SHREK (takes this in) Alright, I'll find us some dinner FIONA I’ll get the firewood. (SHREK and FIONA try to head off but of course walk straight into each other.) SHREK Oops Were you gonna--?

FIONA Sorry. That's fine.

I'll go the other-You wanna go around? Go together?

Okay. Should we just-Sure.

(THEY walk off, leaving Donkey to sort out what's going on...)

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ACT TWO SCENE FOUR (Continuous. DONKEY alone...) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#15 - Make A Move ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DONKEY THERE IS SOMETHIN' GOIN' ON ‘ROUND HERE. I'VE BEEN WATCHIN', AND THE SIGNALS ARE CLEAR A NERVOUS LAUGH WHEN SHE BRUSHES HIS SKIN. THE SWEATY PALMS, THE BIG DOPEY GRIN. HMMM-HMM-MMM... (SHREK and FIONA appear at a campfire.) WITH A GIGGLE AND A FLIP OF HER HAIR. I SMELL THE PHEROMONES IN THE AIR. MAKIN' GOO-GOO EYES OVER THEIR FOOD. THEY NEED MY HELP HERE IN SETTIN’ THE MOOD. DONKEY

3 BLIND MICE

(spoken) Oh, you don't believe love is blind? Well I got some friends who think otherwise. And here they are! Direct from my imagination!

OH... OH... OH...

(Three Blind MICE make a Dreamgirls entrance, singing back up.) Watch your step girls.

YOU GOTTA TURN UP THE HEAT. YOU GOTTA BUTTER THE PAN. YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE AND DON'T BE AFRAID. REACH FOR HER HAND. MAYBE GIVE HER A KISS. SHE'S WAlTIN' FOR A MOVE TO BE MADE YOU GOTTA GOTTA GOTTA... YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE

THREE BLIND MICE THREE BLIND MICE SEE HOW THEY RUN!

MAKE A MOVE AND DQN'T BE AFRAID

SHE'S WAITIN' FOR A MOVE TO BE MADE GOTTA, GOTTA, GOTTA, YEAH.

SHREK THE MUSICAL (DONKEY)

(3 BLIND MICE) YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE.

YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE. YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE. YOU GOTTUH MAKE A... MOVE. YEAH!

YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE. YEAH!

(The groove continues under the following... Lights up on the campfire...) FIONA Mm. Mm. These S’nothers are so good. SHREK Didn't I tell ya? FIONA They're delicious. SHREK And a little nutty, right? FIONA Mm—hmm. (another bite) I guess I'll be dining a little differently tomorrow night. SHREK Maybe you can come visit me in the swamp sometime. I'll cook all kinds of stuff for you — Swamp Toad Soup, Fish Eye Tartar. You name it. FIONA Hmm. I'd like that. (SHREK and FIONA catch each 0ther's eyes and lock. THEY go buck to eating. DONKEY sidles up to Shrek and speaks quietly over the music, a la Barry White.) DONKEY Shrek, I know you can’t hear me right now. But if you could, I'd want to say a few things to you. I am in your corner, buddy. But you have got to tell this girl what you’re really feeling deep down. You may not get another chance. So just go on now. Just open your heart and... SHREK Um, Princess...?

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DONKEY Here we go. FIONA Yes... Shrek? DONKEY Oo, he's gonna tell her. SHREK I, umDONKEY Oh, I can't take this. SHREK Well, I was... DONKEY Uh-huh... SHREK I was wonderingDONKEY Okay... SHREK I was wondering-DONKEY Spit it out! SHREK (chickens out) ...are you gonna eat that? DONKEY

3 BLIND MICE

Man, what is wrong with you?! (catapult into Tina Turner territory) GOTTA MAKE A MOVE! YOU GOTTA SHIFT INTO GEAR! YOU GOTTA BUCKLE DOWN AND GIVE IT A WHIRL! THE SCENE IS SET RIGHT OUT OF A BOOK WITH A SUNSET AND A BEAUTIFUL GIRL! SO YOU GOTTA!

BUCKLE DOWN AND GIVE IT A WHIRL! MOVE, MOVE, MOVE SUNSET.

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(DONKEY)

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(3 BLIND MICE) GOTTA!

GOTTA! GOTTA! GOTTA! C'MON, C'MON, C'MON, C’MON, BABY YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE, C'MON! YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE NOW, BABY YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE, C’MON YOU GOTTA MAKE MOVE NOW, BABY! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!

YEAH!

(Crazy Big Finish) GOTTA! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#15a - Make A Move -- Tag ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------That was fun! Let's do it again! (riffs) C'MON, C’MON, C'MON, BABY YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE, NOW BABY! YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE, BABY!

HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO! HOO!

(But we're back in reality. The MICE are gone. So is the music. SHREK and FIONA stare at the singing and dancing Donkey.) YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE! YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE, BABY HA!! YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE! YOU GOTTA MAKE A MOVE, BABY!

SHREK Donkey? DONKEY!!! DONKEY

(stops, snapped out of his fantasy) Oh, sorry, I just caught up in the magic of the night! The fireflies, that beautiful sunset... FIONA (suddenly realizes) Sunset?! Oh my gosh! Sunset! Oh no!! I mean... it's late. It's very late.

SHREK THE MUSICAL (FIONA looks back at the sunset with concern, SHREK follows her glance.) SHREK What? DONKEY Wait a minute. I see what's goin’ on here. You're afraid of the dark, aren't you?. FIONA Yes! Yes, that's it. I'm terrified. You know, I'd better go inside. DONKEY Don't feel bad, Princess. I used to be afraid of the dark, too, until-(suddenly realizes) Hey, no, wait. I'm still afraid of the dark! (looks around, spooked) FIONA I'm sorry, but I have to go. SHREK Oh. Alright. FIONA Good night. SHREK Good night. DONKEY Uh-uh. No, sir. I'm sorry, but I did not come this whole way, puttin’ up with you and your body odor, just so you can let her walk away like that! SHREK What're you talking about? DONKEY Hey, I'm an animal, and I got instincts, and you two were obviously digging on each other. . SHREK Oh, you're crazy. I'm just bringing her back to Farquaad. DONKEY Uh-huh. So you don't have any feelings for her at all?

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK Look, even if I did... and I'm not saying I do, ‘cause I don't. She's a princess and I'm... DONKEY An ogre? SHREK Yeah. An ogre. (HE locks eyes with Shrek.) DONKEY She needs to know. (SHREK returns his attention to the fire, poking it with u stick. DONKEY sighs and turns to head off) SHREK Where are you going? DONKEY To get more wood. Before your fire dies. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#15b - Act II Sunset ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(DONKEY walks of, passing the barn. SHREK, left alone, ponders his options. Finally HE heads off to get something-—he’s a man on a mission. The sun sets. DONKEY comes back with some firewood. HE sees Shrek walk oflfl and sighs. Guess it's up to him to make things right. DONKEY heads into the barn...)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT TWO SCENE FIVE (INSIDE / OUTISDE THE ABANDONED BARN. Through the mesh of the bum we see DONKEY enter. The place is filled with shadows and fallen beams, etc. Foreboding.) DONKEY Princess... Princess Fiona... Princess, where are you? Princess... it’ s very spooky in here, I ain't playing no games... (Suddenly HE comes face to face with a frightening ogress.) FIONA / OGRESS

DONKEY

AHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhh! No! No! It's okay! Donkey, it's okay! Shhhh!

Ahhhh.hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!Shhhhh! Oh no! Help! SHREK! What is it?! Help me, Shrek! DONKEY

What’d you do with the Princess?! FIONA / OGRESS Donkey, I am the Princess. It’s me. In this body. DONKEY Oh my God. You ate the Princess!!! (to the Ogress’ stomach) Can you hear me?! Keep breathing! I’ll get you out of there! FIONA/ OGRESS Donkey! (And then DONKEY sees Fiona in the ogress’ eyes. HE stops yelling.) DONKEY Princess...? What happened to you? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#15c - The Curse ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FIONA / OGRESS "By day one way, by night another -- this shall be the norm, until you find true 1ove's first kiss and then take loves true form.” DONKEY That’s beautiful. I didn't know you wrote poetry.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL FIONA / OGRESS It’s a curse. I’ve had it since I was girl. DONKEY A curse? FIONA / OGRESS A witch cast a spell on me. So now every night, when the sun goes down I become this... this horrible ugly beast! DONKEY Alright, calm down, you're not that ugly - okay, I'm not gonna lie — you are ugly, but you only look like this at night — Shrek’s ugly twenty-four seven. (realizes) Wait a second, this is perfect! FIONA / OGRESS Perfect?! Donkey, if Lord Farquaad finds out I look like this, he’ll never many me! DONKEY So? FIONA / OGRESS So, I have to kiss my true love! The kiss is the only thing that will break the spell and make me beautiful. DONKEY But you know... umm, you're kind of an ogre, and Shrek... well, you've got a lot in common. FIONA / OGRESS Shrek? DONKEY Yeah, if he knew all this, I think maybe -FIONA / OGRESS No, he can't know! And -you can't tell him! Not a word! No one must ever know! Promise you .won't tell. Promise! DONKEY All right, all right. I won't tell him. But you should. Man, I know when this is all over, I'm gonna need a whole lot of serious therapy. (Lights shift outside. Music. SHREK enters with a sunflower. HE'S rehearsing...) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#16 - When Words Fail ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK "Princess. I... How's it going first of all? Good, um, good for me too. I'm okay. Uhhh... (sings) I PICKED THIS FLOWER RIGHT OVER THERE... IS WHERE IT GREW, AND I DON'T REALLY LIKE IT BUT IT MADE ME THINK OF YOU BECAUSE IT'S PRETTY, IS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY, AND YOU ARE ALSO PRETTY, BUT I LIKE YOU ANYWAY. SO PLEASE ACCEPT-THIS FLOWER WITH ITS PETALS AND A STEM WHICH REPRESENT MY FEELINGS AND TELLS YOU HOW-(doesn't even finish) Oh man, I'm in trouble. WHEN WORDS FAIL WHAT WILLI DO? WHEN WORDS FAIL HOW WILL SHE KNOW HOW I FEEL? WHEN WORDS FAIL WILL I FAIL TOO? (HE tries again) HELLO FAIR PRINCESS OH LOOK THE MOON....IS OUT TONIGHT. YOU REMIND ME OF THAT MOON, BECAUSE IT'S BIG AND BRIGHT. AND BY BIG I DON'T MEAN CHUBBY. OBVIOUSLY YOU'RE NOT FAT. BUT YOUR PERSONALITY IS BIGGISH, IS WHAT I MEANT BY THAT. SORRY ‘BOUT THAT FAT THING. I'M ON THE HEFTY SIDE MYSELF. I HAVE TO BLAME THE GENE POOL,

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (SHREK) WHICH REMINDS ME OF-(right into...) Oh where am I going with this? WHEN WORDS FAIL WHAT WILL I DO? WHEN WORDS FAIL HOW WILL SHE KNOW HOW I FEEL? WHEN WORDS FAIL WILL I FAIL TOO? DO I HAVE A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE? ARE MY PROSPECTS JUST TOO GRIM? I SPENT MY LIFE STUCK IN THE MUDNOW I'M CRAWLING OUT ON A LIMB. IF WORDS FAIL SHE'LL KNOW WHAT I MEAN. IF WORDS FAIL SHE’LL JUST TAKE MY HAND. SHE SEES ME LIKE NO ONE ELSE HAS. IF WORDS FAIL SHE'LL UNDERSTAND. SHE’LL UNDERSTAND. (His mind made up, HE goes to the barn. HE stops at the door to knock, but then overhears Fiona talking. Lights shift to inside the barn.) FIONA / OGRESS I can't think about Shrek. Not now. I'm a princess after all, and look at me! I mean really... who could ever love a beast so hideous and ugly? Princess and ugly don't go together. That’s why I can't stay here with Shrek. My only chance to live happily ever after is to marry my one true love. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#16a - Morning Person Reprise ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(DONKEY and FIONA disappear. His fate sealed, SHREK drops the sunflower at the doorstep, and heads away off to Duloc.)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT TWO SCENE SIX (THE RED WOODS. The sun rises. FIONA steps nut of the old barn, looking for Shrek. SHE finds his sunflower instead. SHE picks it up and ponders her future.) FIONA (sings) GOOD MORNING, DAWN. GOOD MORNING, DAY. GOOD MORNING, MOURNING DOVE. I HAD A LONG AND SLEEPLESS NIGHT, PONDERING TRUE LOVE. MY FAIRYTALE I KNOW SO WELL HAS SOMEHOW GONE AWRY. LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING BUT FEELINGS CANNOT LIE. DO I LOVE HIM...? LAST NIGHT I WAS UNCERTAIN, BUT THIS MORNING... THIS MORNING... THIS MORNING... (SHREK approaches, upset. FIONA runs to him, happy.) FIONA Shrek!... Thank goodness! There's something I have to tell you... SHREK (walks right past her, angry) You don't have to tell me anything. I heard enough last night.

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FIONA (stops — shocked) Oh. You.“ you heard what I said? SHREK Every word. Especially, "who could love such a hideous ugly beast?!” FIONA But... I thought that wouldn't matter to you. SHREK Yeah, well it does. (sound of approaching army) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#17 - The Arrival Of Farquaad ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ah, right on time. Princess, I've brought you a little something. VOICE OF FARQUAAD (approaching) FIOOOONA! FIONA-FIONA-FIONA- FIONA! FIONA-FIONA-FIONA- FIONA! FIOOOONA! (rears his horse) Whooooa, Plastic Horse! [OR: Condaleeza, Seahawk, Sprinkles, et al.]

Commented [LF324]: Thelonius, [Captain with coconuts]

(FIONA is confused. SHE looks from Shrek to Farquaad.) FARQUAAD Princess Fiona? SHREK As promised... now about my swamp -FARQUAAD Cleared off, as agreed. And the deed has been put in your name. Now step away before I change my mind. (FIONA and SHREK exchange a look. SHREK snatches the deed and turns his buck.) FARQUAAD Forgive me, Princess, for startling you. I am Lord Farquaad.

SHREK THE MUSICAL FIONA (composing herself) Lord Farquaad. Forgive me, for I was just saying a short... (as Farquad is lifted out of his leg extenders) ...farewell. FARQUAAD (chuckles) Oh, that is so sweet, but you don't have to waste good manners on the ogre. It's not like it has feelings. FIONA (looks at Shrek and steels herself) No, you're right, "it" doesn't. FARQUAAD (take her hand) Princess Fiona, beautiful, fair, flawless Fiona... (gets dawn on one knee... sort of) I ask your hand in marriage. Will you be the perfect bride for the perfect groom? FIONA (pause, glares at Shrek) Lord Farquaad... I accept. Nothing would make me -FARQQAAD Excellent! I'll start the plans... for tomorrow we wed! FIONA No! (SHREK spins around hopeful.) I mean, ah, why wait? Let's get married today. Before sunset. (SHREK scowls and turns away.) FARQUAAD Oh! Anxious are we? Captain, ride ahead and tell them it’s a Code Red! You're right. The sooner the better. There’s so much to do! We'll be married by sunset! (FIONA and FARQUAAD mount the horse, the perfect rescue image. DONKEY enters stretching.)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL DONKEY Oh man, there's nothing like a good night's sleep. (finishes stretch) What I miss? FIONA Fare thee well, ogre. (THEY back off — beep-beep-beep...) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#17a - Fare Thee Well Ogre ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DONKEY Shrek! What are you doing? You're letting her get away! Look, there's something you don't know! I — I talked to her last night and -SHREK Yeah, I know you talked to her last night. You two are great pals aren't ya? So why don't you follow her home. DONKEY But Shrek, I want to go home with you. SHREK Hey, I told you already, I live alone! My swamp, me. Nobody else, understand? Nobody! Especially useless — pathetic — annoying — talking donkeys! DONKEY But -- I thought — SHREK Yeah, well, you know what? You thought wrong! (DONKEY is stunned. HE backs out, hurt. SHREK is left alone.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#18 - Build A Wall ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(sings) I'M GONNA BUILD ME A WALL. I'LL MAKE IT TEN FEET HIGH. SEE YA LATER, PAL. BYE-BYE. NO ONE GETTIN’ IN, SO DON'T YOU EVEN TRY. A TEN FOOT WALL.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (SHREK) I'M GONNA BUILD ME A WALL. I'M GONNA DISAPPEAR WHAT'S THE MATTER PAL? AM I NOT BEING CLEAR? CAN'T YOU TAKE A HINT? AM I GETTIN' THROUGH AT ALL? JUST GET OUT OF HERE. I WAS TOLD THE WORLD WOULD DESPISE ME SO I SHOULD'VE KNOWN. I SHOULD'VE GUESSED. I THOUGHT THOSE TWO MIGHT BE DIFF'RENT WELL NOW I KNOW THEY'RE JUST LIKE ALL THE REST. I'M GONNA BE WHAT THEY WANT. I'M GONNA BE WHAT THEY SAY HEY WORLD, I'LL DO IT YOUR WAY YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A MONSTER IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY I'LL BE WHAT YOU WANT WHAT A FOOL TO THINK SHE MIGHT LOVE ME. I OPENED MY HEART AND LET HER WALK THROUGH. SHE WANTED PRINCE CHARMING. I WANTED MY HOME BACK. HOW LUCKY BOTH OUR WISHES CAME TRUE. (By this point the stage has changed, and SHREK is back on his swamp, more alone than ever. HE steels himself and...) GONNA BUILD ME A WALL. A PERFECT PLACE TO HIDE. HEY WORLD, STAY ON YOUR SIDE! THE BEST WAY TO CONQUER THEY SAY IS TO DIVIDE. GONNA BUILD A WALL. GONNA BE WHAT THEY SAY. GONNA HARDEN MY HEART. GONNA BUILD A WALL. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#18a - Build A Wall Playoff ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT TWO SCENE SEVEN (The RED WOODS. The FAIRYTALE CREATURES file an Anatevka—like, carrying suitcase and their belongings. THEY are miserable.) PINOCCHIO Just when ya think life can't get any worse, ya get evicted from a swamp! ELF I really thought that ogre was gonna help us. PETER PAN He still might! Maybe if we all close our eyes and clap really hard! PINOCCHIO Oh, grow up. PETER PAN I won't grow up! PINOCCHIO You're thirty four and need a shave. FAIRYTALE CREATURES Whoa! Eh! That's is low. Etc. PINOCCHIO What? Am I wrong? WOLF Where to now? SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Forty miles north, they said. There's a landfill with our names on it. GINGY Landfill?! Are you kidding me? What’ s next a dunghill?! A septic tank?! How low do we need to go, People?! It's time we stood up to Farquaad ourselves! FAIRYTALE CREATURES Stand‘ up for ourselves? I don't know. He has a point. No way! That cookie's been sniffing the Pam. Etc. PAPA BEAR Gingy’s right! We need to get off our fluffy butts and do something! FAIRYTALE CREATURES Maybe we should! It's worth a try! Beats a landfill! Etc.

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PINOCCHIO Now wait a minute! Maybe that ogre wasn't the answer, but something better will come along, and we have to wait for it, because that's what fairytale creatures do. We wait for miracles. We wish upon stars! Why my cricket always told me-WITCH Aw, forget that cricket! If he was so smart he would've seen that windshield coming! PINOCCHIO No... no... We just need to lay low until this all blows over. FAIRYTALE CREATURES Lay low?! It's too late for that! Down with Farquaad! Power to zi piggies! Etc. PINOCCHIO Oh none of this would've happened if I was a real boy. Why can't I be a real boy? GINGY Listen up, puppet. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#19 - Freak Flag ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WE SPEND OUR WHOLE LIVES WISHING WE WEREN'T SO FREAKIN' STRANGE. THEY MADE US FEEL THAT WAY, BUT IT'S THEY WHO NEED TO CHANGE. PAPA BEAR The way they think, that is. BABY BEAR That’ s right, Papa. GINGY IT'S TIME TO STOP THE HIDING. IT'S TIME TO STAND UP TALL. SAY "HEY WORLD, I'M DIFFERENT. AND HERE I AM! SPLINTERS AND ALL. SPLINTERS AND ALL.” SUGAR PLUM FAIRY

PINOCCHIO

LET YOUR FREAK FLAG WAVE. My what? LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY.

SHREK THE MUSICAL

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY

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GINGY That’s what I'm talking‘ about

NEVER TAKE IT DOWN. NEVER TAKE IT DOWN. RAISE IT WAY UP HIGH. LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY. LET IT FLY... FLY... FLY... PINOCCHIO IT'S HARD TO BE A PUPPET

THREE PIGS LITTLE PUPPET BOY!

SO MANY STRINGS ATTACHED CAN'T CUT LOOSE! UGLY DUCKLING BUT IT'S NOT A CHOICE YOU MADE! IT'S JUST HOW YOU WERE HATCHED

OOOH, NO, NO

GINGY, TWEEDLE, 3 PIGS LET YOUR FREAK FLAG WAVE. LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY. NEVER TAKE IT DOWN. NEVER TAKE IT DOWN. RAISE IT WAY UP HIGH. LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY. THREE PIGS I’M PROUD TO BE A PIGGY!

EVERYONE

PAPA BEAR I RAISE MY FURRY FIST!

LITTLE PIG! LITTLE PIG!

FAIRY GODMOTHER IT'S TIME I TOLD THE WORLD... ...I'M A SCIENTOLOGIST

PAPA BEAR! PAPA BEAR

WITCH I DID SOME TIME IN JAIL!

SCIENTOLOGIST

UGLY DUCKLING I'M FILLED WITH CONSTANT DOUBT!

YEAH. YEAH.

WOLF I'M GONNA SHED MY HOUSE-COAT!

WHOO-HOO! GO! ALL MEN

MISS THING, YOU WORK IT OUT! — (Under the wolfs housecoat is a gorgeous sequined dress.)

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ALL LET YOUR FREAK FLAG WAVE. LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY. NEVER TAKE IT DOWN. NEVER TAKE IT DOWN. RAISE IT WAY UP HIGH. EVERYONE

PINOCCHIO

OOO, BUM BA-DA-DA-DA-DUM BA-DA-DA-DA-DUM-BUM BUM BA-DA-DA-DA-DUM BA-DA-DA-DA-DUM-BUM BA-DA-DA-DA-DUM-BUM BA-DA-DA-DA-DUM-BUM

(spoken) Yes, it all makes sense now. We may be freaks, but we're freaks with teeth, and claws! And magic wands! And together we can stand up to Farquaad! (sings) NEVER TAKE IT DOWN! RAISE IT WAY UP HIGH!

RAISE IT UP WAY HIGH! RAISE IT UP WAY HIGH! HUMPTY DUMPTY WE'VE GOT MAGIC. WE'VE GOT POWER. WHO ARE THEY TO SAY WE'RE WRONG? ALL THE THINGS THAT MAKE US SPECIAL... EVERYONE GO EGG! ARE THE THINGS THAT MAKE US STRONG! MAMA BEAR WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL... PINOCCHIO WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL... EVERYONE WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL... MAKES US STRONG! LET YOUR FREAK FLAG WAVE. LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY. NEVER TAKE IT DOWN. NEVER TAKE IT DOWN. RAISE IT WAY UP HIGH! YEAH!

SHREK THE MUSICAL (EVERYONE) LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY... FLY... FLY... FLY... FLY... PINOCCHIO I'm wood! I’m good! Get used to it! EVERYONE FLY! (Lights fade as THEY take off afire in their bellies!) PINOCCHIO (over the rally cries as THEY exit) To Duloc! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#19a - Freak Flag Playoff ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT TWO SCENE EIGHT (SHREK’S SWAMP. DONKEY is assembling a line of rocks, some piled up and starting to resemble a wall.) SHREK Donkey? What are you doing? DONKEY I'd think you of all people would recognize a wall when you saw one! SHREK Well -- yeah. But the wall’s supposed to go around my swamp, not through it. DONKEY It is. Around your half. See? That's your half, and this is my half. SHREK Oh—your half? DONKEY Yes, my half. I helped rescue the Princess. I did half the work, I get half the booty. SHREK Back off. DONKEY No, you back off. SHREK Stubborn jackass! DONKEY Smelly ogre! SHREK This is my swamp! DONKEY There you go again! My-my-my! Me-me-me! Well guess what, now it’ s my turn, so you just shut up and pay attention. You are mean to me, you insult me and you don’t appreciate anything I do. You're always pushing me around or pushing me away! You're so wrapped up in layers, onion boy, you're afraid of your own feelings! SHREK If l treated you so badly, then why did you come back?! DONKEY Because that’s what friends do! They forgive each other!

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SHREK THE MUSICAL SHREK Oh go away! DONKEY See! There you are doing it again! Just like you did to Fiona! And all she ever did was like you. Maybe even love you! SHREK Love me? She said I was ugly! A hideous creature! I heard the two of you talking! DONKEY She wasn't talking about you! She was talking about... uh... somebody else (Silence) SHREK She wasn't talking about me? Well then who was she talking about? DONKEY Uh-uh. No way. I ain't saying anything. You don't wanna listen to me, right? Right? SHREK (getting frustrated) Donkey! DONKEY No. (DONKEY holds his ground. Defiant) SHREK (begrudgingly) Okay -- look, I'm sorry, alright? (DONKEY raises an eyebrow, wanting more.) SHREK (genuine) I'm sorry. I guess I am just a big, stupid... ugly ogre. (beat) Can you forgive me? DONKEY (looks Shrek up and down, satisfied) Hey that's what friends are for, right?

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SHREK (smiles) Right. Friends? DONKEY (confirms) Friends. SHREK (after an uncomfortable pause) So, um, what did Fiona say about me? DONKEY What are you asking me for? Why don't you just go ask her? SHREK Ask her? DONKEY You wanna be a hero, now's your chance. SHREK (suddenly realizes) Donkey! The wedding! We'll never make it in time! DONKEY Now what kind of noble steed would I be if I didn't have a plan? Follow me! (THEY rush off.)

More to the Story THIS IS BY THE BOOK, A PICTURE PERFECT BRIDE. I GOT MY HAPPY ENDING. IN A FAIRY TALE, THE KNOT MUST GET TIED. THIS IS WHAT I DREAMED. FINALLY, IT'S REAL. I KNEW WHAT I WOULD LOOK LIKE, BUT I NEVER THOUGHT HOW I MIGHT FEEL. AND THERE'S MORE, MORE, MORE TO THE STORY. WHAT YOU SO OFTEN READ ISN'T ALWAYS SO. THERE'S MORE, MORE TO THE STORY. NOW I KNOW. EV'RY PRINCESS IS A BEAUTY. EV'RY DRAGON MUST BE CRUEL. BIG GOES WITH BAD, AND ROYAL GOES WITH DUTY. WE PLAY OUR PARTS, WE FOLLOW EV'RY RULE. THIS IS BY THE BOOK. I KNEW IT FROM THE START.

Commented [LF325]: Add More to the Story

THE OGRE TRIES TO HURT YOU, BUT I NEVER KNEW THEY MEANT IN THE HEART. AND THERE'S MORE, MORE, MORE TO THE STORY. WHAT YOU SO CLEARLY SEE ISN'T ALWAYS SO. THERE'S MORE, MORE TO THE STORY. NOW I KNOW, NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE SO FONDLY TOLD ISN'T ALWAYS SO. THERE'S MORE, MORE TO THE STORY. NOW I KNOW. THIS IS BY THE BOOK. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#20 - Wedding Procession ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SHREK THE MUSICAL ACT TWO SCENE NINE (CATHEDRAL. Wedding music. The CHOIR files on singing. The BISHOP putters on. FARQUAAD and FIONA enter in wedding attire.) CHOIR OO OO-OO OO-OO OO-OO-OO OO OO OO-OO OO-OO. OO OO OO-OO OO OO-OO OO-OO OO FARQUAAD WILL BE KING! AH AH AH-AH AH-AH. AH-AH-AH AH-AH AH-AH. AH-AH AH-AH AH AH AHHH. BISHOP People of Duloc, we gather here today to bear witness to the union of our new King and Queen. And aé the warm glow of this setting sun lifts our hearts, so too does the joy of this blessed-FIONA (interrupts politely) Um... Excuse me... Could we just skip to the "I dos?" FARQUAAD (chuckles) Ha, ha, ha. Go en. BISHOP Right, well then. Uh, do you Lord Farquaad take Princess Fiona? FARQUAAD I do. BISHOP And do you Princess Fio-FIONA I do. BISHOP Yes, I thought you might. Well then, by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you King and Qu--

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SHREK THE MUSICAL VOICE of SHREK Stop the wedding! (FIONA reacts in shock, and with maybe a little hope? SHREK comes down the aisle.) FIONA Shrek...? FARQUAAD What does he want? Really, it's rude enough being alive when no one wants you, but showing up uninvited to a wedding... SHREK Fiona-—I need to talk to you. FIONA Oh, now you want to talk? Well it's a little late for that. So if you'll excuse me — SHREK But you can't marry him! FIONA (angry; accusing) And why not? SHREK Because — because he's just marrying you so he can be King. FARQUAAD That is Outrageous!! Fiona, don't listen to him! SHREK He's not your true love. FIONA What do you know about true love? SHREK Well, I, duh... FARQUAAD (realizing) Oh. Oh. Awww. (laughing) Oh, this is precious! The ogre has fallen in love with the Princess. Oh good Lord. Hahahahaha... (FARQUAAD motions to the sign-bearer to hold up a sign reading: “Laugh.” The audience laughs. FIONA stares, shocked.)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL FARQUAAD Guards, take this abomination out of my sight! FIONA No! I mean... let's hear what the... monster has to say. It might be worth a laugh. FARQUAAD Ohh, you are awful. (to Shrek) You heard her, ogre. Express yourself... with as few grunts as possible. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#20a - Big Bright Beautiful World Reprise ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SHREK Right. Okay. Um... (tentative at first) IT'S A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD. WITH HAPPINESS ALL AROUND. IT'S PEACHES AND CREAM IF A DREAM COMES TRUE. FARQUAAD (side of the mouth) Awk-ward... SHREK IT'S A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD. WITH POSSIBILITIES EVERYWHERE. IF TRUE LOVE IS BLIND MAYBE YOU WON'T MIND THE VIEW? (getting more determined) I KNOW I'M NOT THE HANDSOME PRINCE FOR WHOM YOU'VE WAITED I DON'T HAVE A FANCY CASTLE. AND I'M NOT SOPI-HSTICATED. A PRINCESS AND AN OGRE, I ADMIT, IS COMPLICATED. YOU'VE NEVER READ A BOOK LIKE THIS. BUT FAIRY TALES SHOULD REALLY BE UPDATED

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (SHREK) IT'S A BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD. I SEE IT NOW, I'LL LET IT IN. I'LL TEAR DOWN A WALL AND CLEAR A SPOT FOR TWO TO BE WITH YOU. (SHREK finishes. Did it work? ) FARQUAAD Booooooooooooooooooooo! (turns to Fiona) Are we ready, darling? (FIONA looks from Shrek to Farquaad, and up to the rose window. Then, barely a whisper...) FIONA I can't. (rushes off) VOICE OF PINOCCHIO Stop the wedding! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#20b - Stop The Wedding ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(Pandemonium as FAIRYTALE CREATURES storm in with protest signs. They're angry. GUARDS drag Fiona — or her body double - back on. She and Shrek are kept apart.) FAIRYTALE CREATURES This guy is a sham! Up with fairies! Power to the cookies! I vanted to be zi flower girl! Etc. FARQUAAD Ew! Filthy wedding, crashers! (regarding Shrek) Stop him! Stop him! PINOCCHIO - We've taken your abuse for the last time, Farquaad! BABY BEAR Well no more!

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SHREK THE MUSICAL WITCH It ends today! PIG #1 Power to zi piggies! MAMA BEAR We demand our homes back! PINOCCHIO And our rightful place in Duloc! Right, guys? FAIRYTALE CREATURES (adlibbed rally cries) Yeah! This guy s a Zealot! He'll pay for what he's done! Etc. FARQUAAD How dare you freaks interrupt my wedding?! PINOCCHIO Freaks, eh? Well, I guess it takes one to know one. FARQUAAD What? PINOCCHIO Be prepared to have your mind blown. (He gestures. The FAIRYTALE CREATURES part, and a very grumpy DWARF steps forward.) DWARF Hiiiiii-hoooooooh! FARQUAAD (reels a bit) Daddy? (The CROWD gasps.) DWARF I suppose my invitation was lost in the mail? F A R QU A A D Well maybe if you hadn't abandoned me in the woods! DWARF Abandoned you? You were twenty eight, and living in my basement!

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SHREK THE MUSICAL HUMPTY DUMPTY Heh-heh. Loser. PINOCCHIO People of Duloc, your leader is a Halfling! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#20c - Cathedral Sunset / Transformation ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------MAMA BEAR Which is a lovely thing to be! (As the sun sets, the Cathedral grows dark.) BABY BEAR He's a freak, just like all of us! FARQUAAD No I'm not! I'm not a freak! I'm not! (tantrum) I'm a king! I'm a big man! A big tall giant man with a kingdom! Not-a-freak! Not a freak! I have a castle! BISHOP Bring in the lanterns! (The sun has set. It's dark. The lanterns are brought in.) FIONA / OGRESS Stop the wedding! (EVERYONE turns, and GASPS! FIONA has transformed into an ogress. Neither Farquuad nor Shrek are quite sure who it is.) SHREK Fiona? FIONA I wanted to show you before. SHREK Well, that explains a lot. FARQUAAD (backs away, horrified) Ew. Ew-ew-ew-ewww! It’s disgusting! Guards! Guards! (grabs his crown from the podium and dons it)

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (FARQUAAD) All this hocus pocus alters nothing! This marriage is binding and that makes me king! See! See! (to Fiona) As for you, my wife! I'll have you locked back in that tower for the rest of your days!! SHREK No actually, you won't. (whistles!) FARQUAAD What are you doing, you Insolent beast! I'll see you drawn and quartered! I am king! I will have order! I will have perfection! I will have... EVERYONE Dragon! (Suddenly, the rose window behind the altar SHATTERS. The DRAGON bursts her head in.) FARQUAAD Arrrgghhh! (DRAGON blasts Farquaad with her fire breath. He's engulfed in flames. Nothing is left but his charred crown.) DONKEY (rushes in) That’s my girl who did that! All hail the dragon! EVERYONE (adlibbed cheers) Yay! DONKEY I love you, baby! (SHREK moves in close to Fiona now.) FIONA You were saying? SHREK I'm your true love, Fiona? FIONA Yeah I know, and I'm yours.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (SHREK leans in and kisses her -- a good kiss. GUARDS hold up "awwww” signs.) CROWD Awwww! (Then FIONA begins to lift into the air and glow. Whispering winds whip up) FIONA’S VOICE "By day one way, by night another -- this shall be the norm, until you find true 1ove’s first kiss and then take loves true form... true form.... true form...” (A magical transformational explosion fills the cathedral. A whirlwind of sparkling light. Then the magic subsides.) SHREK Fiona... are you alright? (SHE slowly turns around, still an ogress. FIONA looks at herself dismayed.) FIONA Well yes... but... I don't understand. I'm supposed to be beautiful. SHREK But you are beautiful. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#21 - Beautiful Ain't Always Pretty ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(sings) ONCE UPON A TIME TO LOOK LIKE US WOULD BE A PITY. BUT NOW WE KNOW, THAT BEAUTIFUL AIN'T ALWAYS PRETTY. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#22 - Finale ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FIONA (sings) I WAITED ALL MY LIFE, LIVED IT BY THE BOOK. NOW I KNOW THAT'S NOT MY STORY. YOU TAKE ME AS I AM. LOVE ME AS I LOOK, STANDING HERE IN ALL MY GLORY.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (FIONA) I AM SWEETNESS. I AM BRATTY. I'M A PRINCESS. I'M A FATTY. I'M A MESS OF CONTRADICTIONS IN A DRESS. I AM SASSY. I AM SAPPY. WHEN I'M WITH YOU I AM HAPPY. THIS IS MY STORY. SHREK YOU LAUGH AT ALL MY JOKES. EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE CRUDE. YOU DON'T MIND THAT I'M NOT CLASSY. SHREK & FIONA WE MAKE A PERFECT PAIR. RADIANT AND RUDE. SO IN LOVE AND MUCH TOO GASSY. WE ARE OGRES. WE ARE SCARY. SHREK, FIONA & DONKEY WE ARE DONKEYS. WE ARE HAIRY. WE HAVE BOLD AND BRAND-NEW STORIES TO BE TOLD. WE WILL WRITE THEM. WE WILL TELL THEM. YOU WILL HEAR THEM. YOU WILL SMELL THEM.

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(SHREK, FIONA & DONKEY) THIS IS OUR STORY. (Now we're back on the swamp. It's Shrek and Fiona’s wedding day.) SHREK And that is how the little ogre came to live on the swamp with a beautiful princess DONKEY And his best friend. SHREK And his best friend. GINGY And a gingerbread man! PINOCCHIO And a very handsome puppet! SHREK Okay... WHITE RABBIT And a rabbit!

UGLY DUCKLING

WITCH

WOLF

And an Ugly Duckling! And a witch! And a cross-dressing wolf! PIGS (adlibbed overlapping) And the three pigs! MAMA BEAR WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL... PINOCCHIO WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL... . EVERYONE WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL... MAMA BEAR WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL... PINOCCHIO WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL...

SHREK THE MUSICAL EVERYONE WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL... MAKES US STRONG! WE ARE WITCHES. WE ARE FAIRIES. WE ARE WEIRDOES. GINGY I'M AN ARIES! EVERYONE WE'RE A GIANT BOX OF CHOCOLATE HERE TO TRY. WE ARE PUPPETS. WE ARE RABBITS. WE ARE HOBBITS WITH BAD HABITS. WE'RE A SCREWY BUT DELIGHTED CRAZY STEW. WE ARE DIFF'RENT. AND UNITED. YOU ARE US AND WE ARE YOU. THIS IS OUR STORY. THIS IS OUR STORY. THIS IS OUR STORY. GINGY God bless us! Every one! EVERYONE THE END! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#23 - Bows ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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(EVERYONE celebrates. CURTAIN CALL! Then the instruments come out, along with mics, and we're at the reception.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#24 - I'm A Believer ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SHREK

3 PIGS

I THOUGHT LOVE WAS ONLY TRUE IN FAIRY TALES MEANT FOR SOMEONE ELSE, BUT NOT FOR ME. LOVE WAS OUT TO GET ME THAT'S THE WAY IT SEEMS DISAPPOINTMENT HAUNTED ALL MY DREAMS AND THEN I SAW HER FACE I SAW HER FACE NOW I'M A BELIEVER I SAW HER FACE NOT A TRACE NO NOT A TRACE OF DOUBT IN MY MIND IN MY MIND OOOOH, I CAN'T LEAVE

I'M IN LOVE I'M A BELIEVER I COULDN'T LEAVE HER IF I TRIED FIONA

YOUNG FIONA & 2 WOMEN

I THOUGHT LOVE WAS MORE OR LESS A GIVEN THING BUT THE MORE I GAVE THE LESS I GOT OH YEAH

OOOOOH, HOOP HOOP OOOOOH OH YEAH

SHREK & FIONA

ENSEMBLE

WHAT'S THE USE IN TRYIN' ALL YOU GET IS PAIN WHEN I WANTED SUNSHINE I GOT RAIN

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO

ALL I GOT RAIN I GOT RAIN

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(DRAGON gets her big entrance, and joins DONKEY.) DONKEY

DRAGON

(to Dragon) Baby, you lookin’ good. (sings) THEN I SAW HER FACE

DONKEY & ALL NOW I'M A BELIEVER

I SAW HIS FACE.

DONKEY NOT A TRACE

I'M A BELIEVER

DONKEY & ALL OF DOUBT IN MY MIND

NOT A TRACE

DONKEY I'M IN LOVE, I'M IN LOVE, I'M IN LOVE.

IN MY MIND I'M IN LOVE, I'M IN LOVE, I'M IN LOVE

ALL NOW I'M A BELIEVER. DONKEY FOREVER... YEAH.

FOREVER.

3 WOMEN I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE ALL NOW I'M A BELIEVER! I...BELIEVE! I...BELIEVE! I...BELIEVE! I...BELIEVE!

DONKEY & DRAGON

I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE!

(Lots of riffing. Big ending.) THE END ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------#25 - Exit Music ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------