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Casting Call: Shrek The Musical

Memorial Opera House is seeking men, women and children for approximately 25 roles in our upcoming  production of Shrek The Musical.

 "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.

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

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Audition Dates & Times

Auditions
Monday, December 10 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Tuesday, December 11 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Callbacks
As needed on Wednesday, December at 7:00 PM

Performance Dates

February 15 through March 3, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays At 8:00 PM, Sundays At 2:00 PM

Production Staff

Director
Deborah Haddad & Jen Lundin

Vocal & Music Director
Chris Stalbaum

Choreographer
Jordyn Romersberger

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, December 17 and will most likely be on Monday through Thursday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. As needed, there may be Saturday rehearsals and set build days. 

Character Information

Any race, gender, age, body type or other identities are encouraged to audition and will be considered equally in casting.

Shrek
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 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.
Vocal Range: A2 - G#4

Fiona
The beautiful princess from 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.
Vocal Range: F3 - G5

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 optimist with heart.
Vocal Range: F3 -G5

Lord Farquaard
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 fairy tale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely and cruel.
Vocal Range: B2 - D5

Dragon
A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with the Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified babysitter.
Vocal Range: F3 - Eb5

Gingy
A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairy tale creatures. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.
Vocal Range: B3 - C#5

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 penchant for lying.
Vocal Range: E3 - F#4

Fairy Tale 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 diverse group of singing dancers used throughout the show in numerous feature numbers.
Angry Mob, Duloc Dancers, Skeletons, Knights, Rats, Guards

Be Prepared!

Those interested in auditioning should prepare 16 - 24 bars of music from a musical other than "Shrek" and be ready for a dance call. Auditionees may be asked to sing or read from Shrek.

Audition Registration Form

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