Another Reminder That Real Beauty Is On the Inside

Need a musical-theater experience that may contain fart jokes but is suitable for all ages? Shrek the Musical is here to save the day in true fairy-tale form. The touring production of the Tony Award-winning show heroically rolls into the Music Hall (301 West 13th Street, 816-513-5000) at 7:30 p.m. Based on the wildly popular 2001 DreamWorks animated film and its sequels, the stage version follows that lovable green ogre — and unlikely hero — as he rescues the beautiful Princess Fiona with the help of fellow misfits who’ve been cast away from the kingdom of good-time-hating Lord Farquaad. Matinee and evening performances run through January 16. Tickets cost $30–$70; see— Jill Muir

Wed., Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 14, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 15, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 16, 1 & 6:30 p.m., 2011