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Shrek The Musical Auditions

Shrek The Musical auditions are open to all ages, 9 to 80, taking place May 11-13 from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM for kids 9 -14 and 7:00 PM -9:00 PM for 15+, with callbacks on the 14th.

**After April 15, 2020, call 309-434-2785 to sign up for an audition date. **

Auditions and rehearsals will take place at the BCPA’s Creativity Center, located one block north of the BCPA at 107 E. Chestnut Street. Miller Park Summer Theater production of Shrek, The Musical will be presented July 23-25, 2020 at Miller Park Amphitheater.

SHOW DATES:
Thurs., July 23 at 7:30 PM • Fri., July 24 at 7:30 PM
Sat., July 25 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Reserve your spot!
Call 309-434-2785 after April 15, 2020.

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!

Audition Info/Expectations

Please arrive early to allow time to fill out your audition form. Readings from the script will only take place at callbacks.

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 have starts/stops in music clearly marked for the accompanist. • Please do not sing a song from the show for your audition. • Singing with a recorded track/karaoke version of a song is not permitted. An accompanist will be provided.

Dance Audition Requirements: • Please bring a change of clothes suited for dance/movement such as gym shorts, t-shirt, yoga pants, etc. • Tennis shoes, dance shoes, or character shoes are acceptable. NO bare feet, socked feet, sandals, flip flops etc. • Please stretch on your own. Depending on the number of those auditioning there may not be enough space/time for a group stretch before the dance section begins. • Be prepared to move, so bring water (and a small towel if you need it). You will be doing a small portion of choreography from the show led by the show’s choreographer.

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