Sutton Foster, Marissa O'Donnell, and Leah Greenhaus
In another Tony-nominated film-to-live-theatre production, Princess Fiona of Dreamworks' Shrek animated movie comes to life on-stage, lamenting her situation trapped in a tower for years and years while she awaits rescue by her true love. Day after day she sings, "I Know It's Today." First Fiona is seven (sung by Lean Greenhaus), then a teen (sung by Marissa O'Donnell), and finally a very frustrated adult (sung by Sutton Foster).
Surely you know the story that Fiona is the beautiful woman by day and an ogress by night. Unexpectedly, she finds true love with the green brutish ogre Shrek.
Foster has been a favorite on the Broadway stage, starring in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony win), Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Anything Goes revival (Tony win). If you didn't catch her on stage, you can see her now on ABC Family's new hit show, Bunheads, with Foster as a Vegas showgirl and the bunheads young dance students.
Music is by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abair. (The Pulitzer is not for Shrek, but for the 2007 play Rabbit Hole.)