Auditions for Shrek the Musical!

Auditions for Cottonwood Heights Arts Council’s production of Shrek the Musical will be held at the Cottonwood Heights City offices (1265 E. Fort Union Blvd) on Tuesday April 21 & Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 6pm – 9pm. Callbacks will be held by invitation only on Saturday April 25, 2015.

Please prepare 16 measures of a song similar to the style of ‘Shrek’. An accompanist & MP3 hookup will be available. Please come prepared to learn a short dance combo during your initial audition. All roles are open! Auditions open to Men, Women & Youth age 6 & up! Show Dates: July 25, 27, 30, 31, August 1 & 3!

Please register for an audition time & you will be emailed more information on what the directors are looking for during your audition. Click the following link to register for your audition time.

Character Breakdown:
SHREK (Male, Adult – High Baritone / Tenor) – 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. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. Excellent singer and actor.

PRINCESS FIONA (Female, Adult – Soprano / High Belter) – 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 multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing. Must be able to tap dance.

DONKEY (Male, Adult – High Baritone / Tenor with High Belt) – 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 optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge youthful bUoyant personality.

LORD FARQUAAD (Male, Adult – High Baritone) – 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. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show.

DRAGON (Female, Adult – Alto with Big Belt) – 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. She sings “Forever” with her Knight back-up singers. Will double as other characters throughout the show.

FEATURED ENSEMBLE – (will double as other characters throughout the show)
PAPA & MAMA OGRE Shrek’s parents. Sing ‘A Big Bright Beautiful World’ duet to open the show.
YOUNG SHREK/GRUMPY THE DWARF (Male, Age 6 to 11) Any Vocal Part
KING HAROLD & QUEEN LILLIAN – Fiona’s parents sing ‘A Big Bright Beautiful World’ duet.
YOUNG FIONA (Female, Age 6 – 11) Soprano with Strong Belt sings Solo in ‘I Know it’s Today’
TEEN FIONA (Female, Age 12 – 17) Soprano with Strong Belt sings Solo in ‘I Know it’s Today’
CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD (Male, Adult) – Leads the fairytale creatures out of Duloc.
GUARDS (Male or Female, Teen – Adult) – will double as other characters
THELONIUS (Male, Adult) Lord Farquaads henchman.
DULOC GREETER (Male or Female – Any Age) will double as other characters
KNIGHTS (Male, Teen – Adult) Speaking roles & Dragon backup singers
DRAGONETTES (Female, Teen or Adult) Dancers & Dragon backup singers
PIED PIPER (Male, Teen or Adult) – Speaking role, must be an excellent tap dancer.
BLUE BIRD (Female, Teen or Adult) off stage vocal role
3 BLIND MICE (Female, Teen or Adult) must be able to sing in harmony & dance well.
BISHOP (Male, Adult) speaking role near the end of the show. will double as other characters

FEATURED FAIRYTALE CREATURES (All have featured roles, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action) – Wicked Witch, Tinkerbell, Little Red, The Frog Prince, Tweedle Dum, Tweedle Dee, Fairy Godmother, Big Bad Wolf, The Lollipop Guild, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Goldie Locks, Cheshire Cat, Tiger Lily, Ugly Duckling, Chicken Little, Sugar Plum Fairy, Peter Pan, Puss in Boots, A Gnome, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter. Will Double with other roles throughout the show.

GINGY (Female, Adult or Teen – Character Vocal Part) – 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.

PINOCCHIO (Male, Teen or Adult – Tenor with falsetto) – The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.”

3 LITTLE HIPSTER PIGS (Male, Female – Teens or Adults – Ability to sing tight harmony and German Accent) – Fairytale creatures with solo / trio work in “Story of My Life,” “Freak Flag” and “This is Our Story.”

ENSEMBLE (Male or Female, Any Age. Small roles – all will double in other roles throughout the show)


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