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Shrek The Musical Auditions

Shrek The Musical virtual auditions are open to all ages, 9 to 80.

In lieu of in person auditions for Shrek-The Musical, we are asking for potential cast members to participate in a virtual audition. We will be thrilled to receive your recorded audition videos by Wednesday, May 6, 12:00 PM per instructions below. These videos will take the place of in person auditions schedule from May 11th through May 14th, 2020. Performance dates are still planned for July 23rd through 25th, 2020.

This is an exciting opportunity to show us your talent via a recorded video! We are very excited about our upcoming Miller Park Summer Theater performance of Shrek-The Musical.  Audition Form found here.

Music Audition Requirements:

• People should prepare a song they feel best suits and showcases their vocal ability and range.

• Songs should be between 16-32 measures, or around 1 minute in length.

• Please sing with an accompaniment/backing track that is audible so we can hear your ability to match pitch and to sing with recordings.

• Please record horizontally if using your phone.

• Upload the video to Dropbox ( or Google Drive ( and send the link to Brian Leach,

Dance Audition Requirements: 
Learn the Shrek Dance Audition Tutorial here.

• Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. (No barefeet or flip flops/sandals)

• Practice along with dance tutorial video, and then record yourself doing the routine with you facing the camera. Please no more than 1 minute in length.- Video to come soon!

• Please record horizontally if using your phone, and make sure you can be seen from head to toe.

• Upload the video to Dropbox ( or Google Drive ( and send the link to Brian Leach,

Please send links to both your dance and music audition in the same email, and label what each link is within the email. Also attach your completed audition form.

Please use the following email subject line: [Your Full Name] - Shrek Audition

If multiple family members are auditioning, please do not send one email for the entire household.

Please send individual emails per person auditioning.

All audition submissions must be received by 12:00pm Wednesday, May 6th.

If you are called back, you will be notified by email on May 9th with virtual callback information.

Virtual callbacks will be held May 11th - 14th.

The cast will be announced later the same week. Please note that if you are not called back it does not mean you will not be cast. This is a large ensemble show with a lot of fun roles, and we will only be doing callbacks for specific roles.

About Shrek The Musical...
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Character Breakdown

Shrek A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.

Gender: Male

Age Range: Mid-20’s – 50

Vocal range: A2 – G#4

Fiona The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.

Gender: Female

Age Range: Early/Mid-20’s – 45

Vocal range: F3 – G5

Donkey Quite the chatterbox, they are not deterred by Shrek's looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimistic with heart.

Gender: Male (open to non-traditional casting)

Age range: 20 – 40

Vocal range: C3 – B4

Lord Farquaad The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.

Gender: Male

Age range: 30 – 45

Vocal range: B2 – D5

Dragon A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter.

Gender: Female (open to non-traditional casting)

Age range: 25 – 50

Vocal range top: F3 - Eb5

Gingy A gingerbread man whose wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. Puppet. Can be operated by actor/actress appearing as another character.

Gender: Female (open to non-traditional casting)

Age range: 15 – 50

Vocal range: B3 – C#5

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 (open to non-traditional casting)

Age range: 15 – 40

Vocal range: E3 – F#4

Young Fiona The beautiful young princess of Far Far Away, who has been locked away in a tower from a young age because she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. She is very optimistic.

Gender: Female Age range: 9 – 15 Vocal range: ???

Teen Fiona The beautiful young princess of Far Far Away, who has been locked away in a tower for quite some time now, and still hasn’t been rescued. She still transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. She’s still optimistic, and is a hopeless romantic.

Gender: Female Age range: 15 – Early 20’s Vocal range: ???

Ensemble There are multiple featured singing and dancing roles among the Fairytale Creatures and other various ensemble parts. Many of the cast members will have multiple roles, and be a part of the show in various fun ways.

Gender: Male/Female/Non-binary Age range: 9 – 80 Vocal range: All All body types and ethnicities welcome!
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