Shrek the Musical! October 2022 will see our youth members back on stage and we are excited to welcome you to be involved.
We are in the process of preparing for our audition day, which will be on Sunday 6th March at the Henrician Theatre, and we are very hopeful that we can run a workshop for all those intending to be in the production, prior to an afternoon of auditions for those wanting to be in the main cast. If you are aged between 11 (as of October 2022) and 21 years old, we would love for you to be involved in this Shrek-tacular musical.
However, if like us you can’t wait that long, why not come along to our film day-night, where we will be showing the recorded version of the musical. This will be open to our youth members, and if you’ve never seen or heard the show before, it will be a great opportunity for you to see what a brilliant musical this is. We will be hosting this social event on Sunday 13th February at Offenham Village Hall, from 2pm-5.30pm. We will also give information about the show and rehearsal process, before showing the musical. Sleeping bags, snacks, beanbags and friends welcome.
If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to be aware of the number of people we are expecting at the hall and, as always, we will be following the current and necessary COVID advice and guidelines.
Shrek Production Team
* Scroll down to find the audition pieces *
SHREK: Main character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairy-tale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. We are looking for someone who: can sing well; can carry a show (Shrek is on stage for most of the production); can do a rough and ready accent (Scottish, if possible); can build a good character; this is a male part.
FIONA: 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. We are looking for someone who: can sing well; can be feisty yet comical; can dance well (you will need to do some tap dancing!); can build a good character; this is a female part.
DONKEY: 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. We are looking for someone who: can sing well; can be confident and interactive with an audience; can build a good character; this is a male part.
LORD FARQUAAD: The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of princesses 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. We are looking for someone who: is willing to (potentially) work on their knees; can be a likeable villain; can build a good character; this is a male part.
DRAGON: 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. We are looking for someone who: a strong and soulful singer; who can work alongside (a rather large) puppet; this part could be filled by more than one individual; this is a female part.
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. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as a Sugar Plum Fairy. We are looking for someone who: is willing to operate a puppet; is a good ‘character’ singer; this can be a male/female part.
PINOCCHIO: The leader of the fairy tale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a fondness for lying. We are looking for someone who: is a good ‘character’ singer; is feisty but likeable; can build a good character; this can be a male/female part.
THREE BLIND MICE: Part of the fairy tale creatures. They are additional characters/singers in a song with Donkey. We are looking for someone who a strong and soulful singer; this part is for three people; this is a female part.
There are also numerous fairy tale creature roles for chorus, ensemble roles and other parts too!
Final things to remember:
Please bear in mind that we are living in somewhat uncertain times at the moment and a change in Government guidance may dictate a potential delay or postponement of the production, rehearsal and auditions. We are therefore asking you to be patient and work with us in being flexible in your approach to the show.
Please have a good look at all of the information above and if you have any questions, email: email@example.com
We can’t wait to see you soon.
Shrek Production Team