SHREK THE MUSICAL
Dec 2 & 3 from 6-9pm
"Fairy tales should really be updated."
About the Show
Directed by Karen O'Baker Porter
Music directed by Jonathan Gordon
Co-Choreography by Lisa-Marie French & Sarah Gordon
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, 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... and his name is Shrek.
Auditions are by appointment only
Auditions will be held at The Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
Please bring a resume, headshot and 32 measures of a song in the style of the character of interest. Do not sing a song from the show. Please prepare your sheet music for an accompanist. No acapella music. If invited to callbacks, scene work, and further music will be given.
Rehearsal & Performance Information
Rehearsals will begin early in 2019, no later than Mid-February
Performances: April 19 & 20, May 3-5, 10-12 (There are two performances on May 4th)
Casting Note: Any race, gender, age, body type, or other identities are encouraged to audition and will be considered equally in casting.
Shrek – (Male, 25-45) 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. (Vocal Range A2-G#4)
Fiona – (Female, 20-30) 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. (Vocal Range F3-G5)
Donkey – (Male, 20-35) 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. (Vocal Range C3-B4)
Lord Farquaad – (Male, 30-45) 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. (Vocal Range B2-D5)
Dragon – (Female, 25-45) 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. (Vocal Range F3-Eb5)
Gingy – (Female, 20-40) 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 Sugar Plum Fairy. (Vocal Range B3-C#5)
Pinocchio – (Male, 20-40) 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. (Vocal Range E3-F#4)
Fairytale Creatures – A diverse group of character actors, should possess strong vocal and acting abilities. Some dancing will be included. Need to be able to show a consistent character throughout production.
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
Dancers Ensemble – A highly versatile group of singing dancers, used throughout the show in numerous feature numbers.
Angry Mob, Duloc Dancers, Skeletons, Knights, Rats, Guards