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An onstage proposal, ‘Shrek’ style

In my Sunday Spotlight column I feature an interview with Christian Marriner, who is nearing the end of an exhausting run of “Shrek the Musical.” When you consider what he puts his body through almost every night, you understand why he’s tired: The 6-foot actor is transformed into the 3.5 foot Lord Farquaad by means of a custom device that forces him to strut around — and even dance — on his knees.

I had a charming interview with Marriner, and he made sure to tell me about the highlight of the tour for him: the night he got his fiancee on stage after the curtain call and proposed to her. Here’s the YouTube video of the event.

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