AUDITIONS!! AUDITIONS!!ADULT Auditions (ages 14 and over)
Monday, April 27 or Tuesday, April 28
YOUTH Auditions (ages 9-12)
*Please see “Roles for Youth”
Monday, April 27
All auditions will be held at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECCESSARY!
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek: The Musical” is the story of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short tempered bad guy 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.
Scripts available for reading at the ACT Office, 417 S. Main St.
Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tentative production dates are scheduled for June.
If you would like to work behind-the-scenes
please attend one audition session or email us to sign up.
If you can’t make the scheduled audition time, contact ACT
at (605) 225-2228 or firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the audition date.
Roles for Men (ages 14 and over)
Shrek – An ogre who has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from civilization; crass and brutish exterior disguises a soulful and lonely heart. A reluctant hero.
Bari-tenor, Range: A2 – G#4
Donkey – Shrek’s self-appointed side-kick, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick wit barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Winning and easy charm, comic skills, soulful vocal style.
Tenor, Range: C3 – B4
Lord Farquaad – A power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex and intense dislike of all fairy tale creatures. Wants to marry a princess so he can become king.
Character baritone or tenor, Range: B2 – D5
Pinocchio – Banished to Shrek’s swamp along with other fairy tale creatures. Comedic role.
Tenor, Range: E3 – F#4
Three Little Pigs – Funny, anxious, have German accents if possible.
Baritone and Tenor
White Rabbit, Gnome and Peter Pan – (one or more roles) – Comedic role(s).
Wolf – Tough guy who likes dressing up in Granny’s clothes.
Bass-baritone, Range: to high G
Papa Bear – From Goldilocks story. Comedic singing role.
Roles for Women (ages 14 and over)
Fiona – Princess of Far Far Away, who has spent most of her life locked in a castle. She is a smart, outspoken girl who can’t help burping or launching into hand-to-hand combat when needed.
Soprano with belt, Range: F3 – G5
Dragon – The 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.
Mezzo/belter with gospel sound, Range: F3 – Eb5
Gingy (Gingerbread Man) – Female to play a male; a cookie that is tortured by Farquaad’s guards. Comedic role, character voices a plus, sing with vocal versatility and solid mix.
Mezzo/belter, Range: B3 – C#5
Teen Fiona – Princess Fiona as a teenager; has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has angst about not being rescued yet.
Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty – Opens the show sending her young Shrek out into the world and telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks.
Mama Bear – From Goldilocks story. Comedic role.
Baby Bear – The wide-eyed and precocious baby bear from Goldilocks. Comedic singing role.
Wicked Witch, Fairy Godmother, Ugly Ducklingand Shoemaker’s Elf – Comedic singing roles.
Ensemble Roles (ages 14 and over)
Other Ensemble & Fairy Tale Creatures – King Harold, Queen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Captain and his Guards, Knights, Pied Piper and Rats, Three Blind Mice, Bluebird, Bishop, Sugar Plum Fairy, Mad Hatter, Dwarf. All strong singers with some featured moments.
*Roles for Youth (ages 9-12)
Young Shrek – Looks age 10. Non-singing and non-speaking role.
Young Fiona – Looks age 10. A bright little girl only recently locked in a tower, who passes her time reading fairy tales about being rescued by a handsome and charming prince. Strong singer