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Shrek: The Musical – OPEN AUDITIONS
September 12, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
One event on September 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM
One event on September 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, September 7 @ 6:30pm
Thursday, September 9 @ 6:30pm
Sunday, September 12 @ 2:00pm
Tech Week & Performance Dates (mandatory):
Tech Week – Sunday, November 28-Thursday, December 2, call times TBA
Performances – 3 Weekends, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Opening December 3 & Closing December 19, call times TBA
Nearly everyone in the cast will play multiple roles – only the identified principles will play just one part. You will also note that several roles are listed as “Youth/Adult” which means I am flexible in casting these parts. You are welcome to come to the auditions with a preferred role (a specific Principle or Fairytale Creature).
The rehearsal schedule cannot be set until casting is complete – I anticipate a Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday schedule with Principles called at other times, with coordination. Come to the auditions prepared to identify schedule conflicts.
Rather than asking you to sing a song of your choosing, I’m going to ask you to sing a song (portion of a song) from SHREK. There are ample recordings and lyrics provided online and I recommend you practice there. I will have sheet music and lyric sheets at the auditions, available as needed. If you need help, ask for it via email (below).
Amazon Prime members have access to Amazon Music where the Broadway cast album is available for listening…for free.
The Broadway performance is available both on YouTube and Netflix
Assorted karaoke tracks and many performances are on YouTube.
Principle Roles: Shrek, Adult Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad, Pinocchio, Dragon .. exceptions for Gingy*
If you are auditioning for one of the Principle Roles, choose one of their solo songs. You will sing with the actual rehearsal tracks as your accompaniment.
*Gingy has specific vocal and character needs and will be auditioned as such – but will have multiple roles as a member of the ensemble.
Ensemble: The majority of the cast falls into this category. Expect that you may have up to 3 roles, including Fairytale Creature (detailed list below).
If you are auditioning for the Ensemble, please plan on singing “What’s Up, Duloc?” or “Freak Flag”. Since I’m casting so many Fairytale Creatures and fun voices are key, please plan on being prepared to show-off your character voices. If you do not know any of the songs from SHREK, “Happy Birthday” will be an acceptable alternative and an accompaniment track will be provided.
THERE WILL NOT BE AN ACCOMPANIST AND MY CLEAR PREFERENCE IS TO HEAR YOU SING SONGS FROM SHREK.
In addition to singing, auditions will include learning a short dance routine and some line readings.
If you have questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The script identifies the following members of the cast (I may amend this list, as needed):
Shrek, Adult – Male High Baritone/Tenor
Fiona, Adult – Female Alto/Soprano with high belt
Donkey, Adult – Male/Female High Baritone/Tenor or Alto with high belt
Lord Farquaad, Adult – Male High Baritone
Dragon, Adult – Female Alto with Big Belt
Pinocchio, Adult – Male/Female Male with good falsetto voice or Soprano/Alto
FAIRYTALE CREATURES (15)
Wicked Witch, Adult
White Rabbit, Youth/Adult
Fairy Godmother, Adult
Peter Pan, Youth/Adult
Ugly Duckling, Youth/Adult
Sugar Plum Fairy, Youth/Adult
3 Pigs, Man/Woman – ability to sing harmony
3 Bears, Man/Woman/Youth
Humpty Dumpty, Youth/Adult
Mad Hatter, Youth/Adult
Young Shrek – Youth Male
Dwarf (Grumpy) – Youth Male
Young Fiona – Youth Female
Teen Fiona – Youth Female
Gingy – Youth/Adult, Male/Female
Mama Ogre, Adult – Female Soprano/Alto
Papa Ogre, Adult – Male High Baritone
Thelonius, Captain of the Guard – Adult, Male
Bluebird – Youth/Adult
Bishop – Adult, Male
Farquaad’s Guards – Youth/Adult
Lead Duloc Greeter (Adult, female) and Duloc Dancers (Youth/Adult)
4 Knights (back-up singers) – Adult, Male
Pied Piper – Youth/Adult
Dancing Rats, Youth/Adult – Male/Female capable dancers
King Harold – Adult, Male
Queen Lillian – Adult, Female
3 Blind Mice, Youth/Adult – Female – ability to sing harmony
Puss in Boots