Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by David Lindsey-Abaire

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

"Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, 'Shrek: The Musical' brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre -- not a handsome prince -- shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, 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 -- a big, green, lovable one named Shrek! Let your freak-flag fly with this wonderfully zany musical for the whole family. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, 'Shrek: The Musical' is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun!"

 

PRODUCTION DATES:
June 7 – 23, 2019
(Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm)
**NOTE: No performance Friday June 21, 2019

 

PRODUCTION STAFF:
Director: Daniel Schulze
Stage Manager: Devin Massih
Music Director: Adam Good
Choreographer: Kaitlin Geoghegan

 

AUDITION DATES:
Wednesday, March 20, 2019: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

In order to minimize wait times, audition appointments are strongly recommended. To make an appointment, visit the link directly below (preferred) or e-mail dan@villagerstheatre.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4AA9AC2CA0FD0-shrek

Walk-ins will also be accepted but seen as time permits.

 

CALLBACKS:
Callbacks, by invitation only, will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2019, time to be determined.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
All roles are open. Performers are asked to prepare a 32 measure cut of a musical theatre or pop song, and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Pre-recorded accompaniment or a capella auditions will also be accommodated. It is requested that you do not sing a song from the show.

All performers auditioning will also be asked to learn and perform a dance combination at the initial audition. Please dress comfortably.

Please be prepared to list any conflicts on your audition form

A theatrical resume and headshot are requested but not required.

 

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will begin the week of April 1st.

 

TECH WEEK:
June 2-6, 2019 – All cast members are required to be in attendance for tech rehearsals.

 

ABOUT THE ROLES:
**Please be advised that character doubling will occur for all non lead roles

LEADS:
Shrek (18+) - Our story's title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on 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

Princess Fiona (18+) - 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 multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.

Donkey (18+) - 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 his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimistic with heart.

Lord Farquaad (18+) - The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princes 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.

SUPPORTING:
Dragon (18+) - 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.

Pinocchio (18+) - 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.

Gingy (18+) - 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.

Young Fiona  (7-12) - Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona.

Young Shrek (7-12) – Featured in the opening number “It’s a Big Bright Beautiful World”

Teen Fiona (12-18) Princess Fiona as a teen girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona.

ENSEMBLE (All ages will be considered for ensemble roles; some characters will also be doubled):
Mama Ogre
Papa Ogre
King Harold
Queen Lillian

Fairy Tale 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, etc.)

Guards
Knights
Rats

 

For additional Information contact:
Director, Daniel Schulze
dan@villagerstheatre.com

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