-Shrek the Musical- AUDITION INFORMATION
Director - Bethany True
Assistant Director - Lindsey Wortham
Music Director – Allison Hall
Choreographer – Isabella Kearney
Audition Dates and Times
*Auditions for Young Fiona and Young Shrek are from 5-6pm on Sunday April 2 only – They will be notified that evening if they have received a callback for Tuesday.*
Sunday April 2 – 6:00pm-9:00 pm
Monday April 3 – 7:00pm -9:30pm
Tuesday April 4 – Callbacks 7:00-9:30
Audition Time Signups & Audition Forms: (Please select the appropriate links below)
For Young Shrek & Young Fiona ONLY:
For Everyone 16+
For auditions, please familiarize yourself with the following songs from the show:
Men- Big Bright Beautiful World and Freak Flag
Women – I Know it’s Today and Freak Flag
You will be taught a portion of these songs as a group, then sing individually for your vocal audition. You do NOT need to prepare additional material for auditions.
Dress to move as everyone will be taught a short dance
This show is age 16 and up. (with exception of Young Shrek and Young Fiona at a separate audition).
If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified the evening of your audition to return on Tuesday, April 4.
Rehearsals will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (7-9:30pm) and Sunday evenings (6-9pm). There are a couple Saturday morning rehearsals that are To Be Determined and held as needed. Please bring a list of all known conflicts to auditions as this will help to determine the final schedule.
First rehearsal is on Tuesday April 11th – It will be an ALL CALLED music rehearsal in the Gallery. It is mandatory for everyone to attend and fill out paperwork.
The read- through and second ALL CALLED music rehearsal will be on Sunday April 16th from 6-9pm. A final schedule with conflicts and scene/music breakdown should be posted by Sunday April 16th.
Tech Week is Sunday June 4th – Thursday June 8th.
NO CONFLICTS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING TECH – There are no exceptions to this.
Show dates are June 9th-10th , June 16th-17th , June 23rd-24th 7:30pm and June 11th , June 18th and June 25th at 2pm. June 17th and June 24th @ 2pm are TBA but are likely dates.
SHREK THE MUSICAL CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
SHREK / appears 21+
(Male – High Baritone) – Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. Excellent singer and actor.
PRINCESS FIONA / appears 21+
(Female – Soprano / High Belter) – The beautiful princess of Far-Far-Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing; tap dancing is a plus.
DONKEY / appears 18+
(Male - High Baritone / Tenor with High Belt) – A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into the ogre’s good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality.
LORD FARQUAAD / appears 21+
(Male – High Baritone) – The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show.
DRAGON / appears 18+
(3 Females – Trio will be cast) – A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter. She sings “Forever” with her Knight back-up singers. May double as a fairytale creature.
PINOCCHIO / 16+
(Male or Female – Tenor with falsetto or Soprano / Alto***Need strong character voice ) – The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.”
PAPA OGRE / 25+
(Male – High Baritone) – Shrek’s father. Sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.
MAMA OGRE / 25+
(Female – Alto) – Shrek’s mother. Sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.
YOUNG SHREK / Age 8 – 11
(Any Vocal Part) – Plays Young Shrek in “Big, Bright, Beautiful World”. May double as Young Fiona, Baby Bear, or Grumpy Dwarf.
YOUNG FIONA / 8 – 11
(Female – Soprano with Strong Belt) – Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. May double as Young Shrek, Baby Bear, or Grumpy Dwarf.
TEEN FIONA / appears 14 – 20
(Female – Soprano with Strong Belt / 14+) – Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona. May double as a fairytale creature.
SUGAR PLUM FAIRY / GINGY / 16+
(Female) – (strong character voice) A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which may be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy. Comedic voice required.
3 LITTLE PIGS / 16+
(Male or Female) – Tenors or Baritones with ability to sing tight harmony and German Accent) – Fairytale creatures with solo / trio work in “Story of My Life,” “Freak Flag” and “This is Our Story.”
FAIRYTALE CREATURES / 16+
(All have featured roles, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action) – Wicked Witch, Humpty Dumpty, Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, and others.
DANCERS / 16+
Will dance in a number of scenes including Duloc Citizens, Dragon Skeletons, Dancing Rats, Blind Mice. Tap or Dance experience is a PLUS
ENSEMBLE CHARACTER ROLES / 16+
These include (but are not limited to) Townspeople, Thelonius the Executioner, Knights, Dragon Singers, Priest, Blind Mice, Magic Mirror.