SHREK the Musical at Ascension Community Theatre.
Directed by: Larry & Linda Schexnaydre
March 28th (Vocal Auditions) 2:00-3:30pm
March 29th (Vocal Auditions) 4:00-6:00pm
- Prepare 16-32 bars of a song and bring sheet music. The song should be upbeat, shows your vocal range, showcases personality and storytelling ability. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella.
- If you cannot make one of the above dates, please contact Larry at 225-937-3160 and we will try to make accommodations.
March 29th (Dance Call) 6:00-7:30pm (or until finished)
- Wear clothing and shoes that you can move comfortably and freely in.
March 30th (Callbacks) 6:00pm – until finished
Ascension Community Theatre
823 N Felicity AVE, Gonzales, LA. 70737
*ACT welcomes and encourages auditions from those of any age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability, or life experience*
SHREK PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION:
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, SHREK the musical brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre -- not a handsome prince -- shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, 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 -- a big, green, lovable one named Shrek! Let your freak-flag fly with this wonderfully zany musical for the whole family. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK the musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun!"
SHREK ROLES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Shrek – A big, green, terrifying ogre who has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from
civilization; crass and brutish exterior disguises a soulful and lonely heart. A reluctant hero. 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. Powerful presence with great wit.
Bari-tenor (to A). Age: 18 and up
Fiona – Princess of Far, Far Away, daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian. Has spent most of her life
locked in a dragon-guarded castle reading romantic fairy tales. Underneath lurks a smart, outspoken girl who
can’t help burping or launching into hand-to-hand combat when needed. The beautiful princess 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.
Excellent comedic timing. Soprano with belt. Age: 17-30
Donkey – Shrek’s self-appointed sidekick, as charming as he is clingy, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose
eagerness and quick with barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Winning and easy charm, comic skills,
soulful vocal style. 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.
Sing to A flat. Excellent comedic timing. Age: 16 and up
Lord Farquaad – The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc, he is a pompous, power-hungry little villain
with a raging Napoleon complex and has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a
resentment of his father. Sets out to claim a beautiful princess as his bride in order to ensure himself a kingly
throne. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.
Character baritone or tenor. Age: 18 and up
Pinocchio – Banished to Shrek’s swamp along with other fairy tale creatures by Lord Farquaad. 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. Could be played by boy/girl.
Comic role, tenor w/ high falsetto, ensemble. Age: 13 and up
Dragon – Female, charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. Donkey becomes trapped by
Dragon and becomes her prisoner of love. Dragon helps save the day at the end of the musical. 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.
Mezzo/belter with gospel sound. Age: 16 and up
Young Fiona– As Princess Fiona, a bright little girl only recently locked in a tower, who passes her time
reading fairy tales about being rescued by a handsome and charming prince.
Strong voice. Age: 7-12
Teen Fiona – Princess Fiona as a teenager; has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has angst about
not being rescued yet.
Sense of humor, strong voice, ensemble. Age:10-16
Three Little Pigs – Funny, anxious, have German accent is possible. Baritone and tenor roles. Great comic
skills a plus.
White Rabbit, Gnome and Peter Pan – (one or more roles) – Comedic role, tenor, ensemble.
Wolf – Tough guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know he likes dressing up in Granny’s clothes. Comedic
role, bass-baritone to high G.
Wicked Witch - Comedic role, soprano, ensemble.
Gingy (Gingerbread Man) – female or male; A gingerbread man initially kidnapped and tortured by Lord
Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures.
Often times, a Puppet. (May be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy). Comedic role, character
voices a plus, sing with vocal versatility and solid mix, belts to a D, ensemble.
Fairy Godmother - female, comedic role, soprano to a high E, ensemble.
Ugly Duckling – female or male, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Shoemaker’s Elf – female or male, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty - female, opens the show sending her young Shrek out into the world and
telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks. Comedic role,
pop/rock belt, ensemble.
Papa Bear – From Goldilocks story. Male, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Mama Bear – From Goldilocks story. Female, comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.
Baby Bear –The wide-eyes and precocious baby bear from Goldilocks. Comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Other Ensemble & Fairy Tale Creatures –King Harold, Queen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Captain
and his Guards, Knights, Pied Piper and Tapping Rats, Three Blind Mice, Bluebird, Bishop, Sugar Plum Fairy,
Mad Hatter, 7 Dwarfs.