Production Vid Transcripts: Marc Christopher as Shrek


Marc: [laughs] My name is Marc Christopher, and I’m playing the role of Shrek!

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An EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes video from the GLOVE Performing Arts Center and PacKay Productions

Marc Christopher as Shrek

[clip of Mark rehearsing the scene where Shrek declares he’s going to see Lord Farquaad to get all the fairytale creatures out of his swamp]

Marc: It’s been a challenge—it’s a totally different character than I usually play.  I usually play villains; I’m a big villain person.  This is the first time I’ve actually played the title role, so this is a new first for me.  Finding the character… the first challenge I think I overcame was the accent.  That was the hardest part: the accent.

[clip of Marc and Roderick (Donkey) rehearsing the “Ogres have layers” scene]

My favorite scene is… it has to be “I’ve Got You Beat”. I am the kind of person who likes fart jokes, so I hear a fart… I just start laughing.  It is very funny! Just the sound of it: I’m like, “Why does it make that sound?” [laughs]

Kay: Well, we could go into the technicalities of the sphincter…

[clip of Marc singing “Big Bright Beautiful World”… and farting]

Marc: I have to say, this has to be the most costumed show…

Kay: “Costume heavy,” yeah…

Marc: It is so heavy. But it’s come together.

Kay: And, you know, makeup!

Marc: Makeup!

Kay: You’re looking forward to that day…

Marc: Yeah! Actually, I’m looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen with that. I’m really excited.

[clip of Marc singing “Who I’d Be”]

 [on the original Dreamworks workshop production of Shrek: the Musical] There was an open-call audition for it—I saw it on YouTube—they were trying to find a “nobody” to play Shrek? I was, like, “I need to audition!” But I didn’t. But I made a vow that I would play the role… one of these days… on my “bucket list”, the top was “Shrek”.

[clip of Marc singing more of “Who I’d Be”]

Shrek: The Musical

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July 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8PM
July 21 at 2PM

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