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Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.  -- by David Lindsay-Abaire

CASTING ACTORS AGED 7 - 99+

Fairytale character roles are also open to all ages.

 

Young Fiona, Teen Fiona, and Young Shrek all have actor ages noted.

AUDITION MUSIC SELECTIONS - Please scroll to the bottom of this page!

Audition Dates

Friday 18th November - 6pm - 10pm

Actors wishing to audition for - Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Farquaad, Pinnochio, Dragon ONLY

(Coming to this audition will not stop you from being cast in other roles. You may attend twice, but not needed.)

Please park at the back of the mall and enter through our stage door.

Saturday 19th November

10 am - 12.30 pm - Actors wishing to audition for - Young Fiona, Teen Fiona, Young Shrek/Grumpy/Fairytale creatures ONLY

  • Parents may attend with children under 18. We prefer you sit in the Green Room area, but if your child wishes you to be in the audition you may.

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm -  Actors interested in Fairytale characters, Villagers, Guards, etc

Please enter via the mall's main entrance

 Saturday 19th November -  6.00 pm - 10 pm - Callbacks -

  • we will email you and ask you to attend. Please check emails throughout the audition days.

  • Please park in the back of the mall and enter through our stage door. We will try to work quickly.

  • Parents may attend with children under 18. We prefer you sit in the Green Room area, but if your child wishes you to be in the audition you may.

5.30 pm - Young Fiona, Teen Fiona, Fiona - I know it's Today - 3-way harmony

6. pm - 10 pm - All others called back, plus Fiona (we will aim to let out way earlier)

Show dates - April 27 - May 7, 2023

Rehearsals begin January 2023

Jan and Feb light, learning just music and choreo - March and April add blocking days

Not everyone called to every rehearsal - especially not younger cast members

Director - Elaine Bard

Music Director - Kari Stowe

AVAILABLE ROLES - all roles are open to any gender, but per licensing agreement, they must be played as the gender they are written.

SHREK - Our story's title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and along the way falls in love with Fiona. Shrek begins as a grumpy hermit but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.

Must maintain a believable Scottish accent. 

FIONA  - The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek, she eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess.

TAP DANCE IS A PLUS!

DONKEY - A talking donkey that 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 optimist with heart. Must have great comedic timing and a great voice.

LORD FARQUAAD - The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess 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.

Physically demanding, must be on knees the whole time on stage. 

You do not have to be short to play this role!

YOUNG FIONA, (Age 7 – 12) - (Will also play Baby Bear) featured solo in “I Know it’s Today” 

TEEN FIONA - (Age 13 – 18)(will also play White Rabbit and others)  - featured solo in “I Know it’s Today” 

YOUNG SHREK - (age 9 - 12) (will also play GRUMPY and others)  GRUMPY is Lord Farquaad’s father, one of the Seven Dwarfs.

MAMMA OGRE (will play others) - featured solo in “Big Bright Beautiful World”

PAPA OGRE (will play others) - featured solo in “Big Bright Beautiful World”

DRAGON (will play others) - sings “Forever”. 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.

Need Gospel Sound in voice, a la “Dreamgirls”.

PINOCCHIO -  sings “Story of My Life”. 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, character voice necessary for acting and singing.

FAIRYTALE CREATURES - ALL will double or triple as other roles - Guard, Thelonius, Villagers, Mirror etc. Character voices are a must.

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY/GINGY (will play others) -  SUGAR PLUM FAIRY, featured solo in “Freak Flag." Also voices the puppet GINGY - 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. Character voice is necessary for acting and singing. 

THREE BLIND MICE (will play others) - Must be able to hold individual vocal parts and sing harmonies with the other two mice. 

  • Three Little Pigs

  • Fairy Godmother 

  • Peter Pan 

  • Ugly Duckling 

  • Mama Bear 

  • Papa Bear 

  • Mad Hatter 

  • Humpty Dumpty 

  • Elf  

  • Pied Piper

  • Dancing Rats

  • King Harold

  • Witch

  • Queen Lillian

  • Big Bad Wolf

 

AUDITION MUSIC SELECTIONS

 

  • I Know It’s Today (Young Fiona, Teen Fiona, Fiona ) Fiona will also do vocal scale for vocal range 

  • Build a wall, and, When Words Fail (Shrek)

  • Story of My Life (Pinocchio)

  • What's up Duloc (Lord Farquaad)

  • Don’t Let Me Go (Donkey)  

  • Forever - (Dragon)

  • I'm a believer (All roles other than those listed above, including Young Shrek/Grumpy)

If you are auditioning for Shrek, please come prepared to use a Scottish accent.

Dance audition - be prepared to move

Cold readings

Callbacks, add these songs 

Travel Song, (Donkey and Shrek)

I think I got you beat (Shrek and Fiona)

Who I'd Be (EVERYONE CALLED BACK - Pls sing the part that fits your vocal range - Shrek, Donkey, Fiona)

If you need to hear parts played out to learn notes, here is a handy youtube link. Works for solo pieces.

- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK-rlHvmGLpReZ3jOEaEALcKi3t8toIRo

I Know It’s TodayShrek
00:00 / 05:32
When Words FailArtist Name
00:00 / 03:13
  • Young Fiona please include dialogue at the beginning - singing starts approx at 0:20

  • Teen Fiona - starts at 1:38 for a slight lead in- please do dialogue line - sings at approx 1:48

  • Fiona - starts at 3:00 for a slight lead-in.

 

  • 3-way harmony starts around 4:26 - we will do this piece too at callbacks. 

 

ForeverArtist Name
00:00 / 04:53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0O2XCq60FE

Forever replaces Donkey Pot Pie in the show - this song isn't on the Broadway cast recording on Spotify or Amazon music so use the above link.

Build A WallArtist Name
00:00 / 02:40
What's Up DulocArtist Name
00:00 / 04:26

Starts at 40 seconds -  Please also do the line, "Oh it's you, what a terrific surprise"

Don’t Let Me GoArtist Name
00:00 / 02:43
Im a believerArtist Name
00:00 / 02:10
Story Of My Life Artist Name
00:00 / 00:54

I Know it's Today

Forever

CALLBACK MUSIC

Travel Song Artist Name
00:00 / 02:55
I Think I Got You Beat Artist Name
00:00 / 03:24

Helpful sheet music

I Got you beat

Travel Song

Who I'd be  3 way harmony

Who I’d BeArtist Name
00:00 / 04:03

Starts at 2:50 for lead in 

Fiona starts the harmony