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Shrek Auditions for 2nd - 8th Grades


Auditions are Sunday, October 22 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Callbacks are Thursday, October 26.  

Performance is tenatively scheduled for February 8, 10 and 11 at Terrill Middle School, Scotch Plains.  Dates to be firmed up shortly.
Please prepare 16 bars of music for the audition.  An accompanist will be provided.  

Click here to sign up for auditions!  Walk-ins auditions are also available.
Please click here, complete and bring this form to auditions.

Rehearsals will be on Sundays from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  A full rehearsal schedule will be provided once parts are assigned.

Price: $325  Member Price: $250  
Includes cast t shirt

Synopsis

Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes.

Grumpy, gruff, green ogre Shrek lives alone in his swamp. The world is fearful and mocking of him, and he is more than happy to leave the world to itself, in turn. Suddenly, his hermit existence is thrown open, when a group of homeless fairy tale characters — Pinocchio, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Little Pigs, and more — burst upon his swamp, seeking refuge from the persecution of the cruel, vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad. Shrek seeks out Farquaad, who offers him a deal: if Shrek rescues the Princess Fiona (whom Farquaad wishes to marry for her crown), then Farquaad will ensure the return of Shrek’s swamp by returning the fairy tale creatures to their homes.

He travels to Princess Fiona’s prison, rescues her from a fire-breathing dragon, and then is forced to get to know the princess as he tries to bring her back to evil Farquaad.  Fiona is very different from what Shrek expected a princess to be. She may even provoke Shrek’s most novel experience yet: Love.

Shrek the Musical transforms the contemporary children’s book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all.

Character Breakdown

Shrek
He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he's really just a big fellow with a big heart.  A young man who is an excellent actor with comedic chops.
Gender: Male

Fiona
She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and - surprisingly - manners akin to those of a teenage boy.  Part for a girl who can do it all: act, sing and dance. This is a premiere role for an experienced performer with a loveable spirit.
Gender: Female

Young Fiona
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
Gender: Female

Teen Fiona
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
Gender: Female

Lord Farquaad
A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, a good comedian who isn't afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.
Gender: Male

Donkey
A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of "quiet time." Role for an experienced performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character.
Gender: Both

Dragon
A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Needs a performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.
Gender: Female

Mama Ogre
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Gender: Female

Papa Ogre
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Gender: Male

Little Ogre
A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.
Gender: Both

Pinocchio
The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying.
Gender: Male

Gingy
A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. 
Gender: Both

Ensemble
Fairytale Creatures (Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice); Angry Mob; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Rats

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