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News SHREK

DIRECTOR: Gayle Wellington

Assistant Director: Greg Parker

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Marj Bowdler


SHOW DATES 26 June - 11 July 2020

Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig


  Book and Lyrics by                                Music by

David Lindsay-Abaire                         Jeanine Tesori

Originally produced on Broadway by

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

CHARACTERS

Shrek - Adult ~ Male High Baritone/Tenor. An Ogre throughout show.


Fiona - Adult ~ Female/Soprano. Changes from human to ogre in show.


Donkey - Adult ~ Male High Baritone/Tenor. Very active comic role.


The Dragon - Adult ~ Female/Soprano/Alto with the ability to belt. Hidden behind a lavish costume with THE VOICE capability. The Dragon is scarey but melts like butter when it comes to Donkey.


Farquaad - Teen/Adult ~ Male High Baritone. Will play role on knees if over 4 foot tall. Comic role with a beautiful baritone treacle voice.


Pinocchio - Teen ~ Male with good falsetto voice. Can do voices and whining.



All following roles, plus others, will be cast from the chorus of adults and/or children, singers and/or dancers. - 30 chorus members needed. All will play multiple roles.


Young Shrek: 8 -11 ~ Male non singing

Young Fiona: 8 -11 ~ Female Soprano

Teen Fiona: 13 -18 ~ Female Soprano

Mama Ogre: Adult ~ Female Soprano/Alto

Papa Ogre: Adult ~ Male Soprano/Alto

King Harold: Adult~ Male Baritone

Queen Lillian: Adult ~ Female Alto

Dwarf (Grumpy): Any age~ Male Acting only role

Guard: Adult ~ Male Acting only role


White Rabbit: Teen ~ Male/Female Alto/Baritone

Fairy Godmother: any age ~ Female Alto/Soprano

Peter Pan: Teen ~ Male Tenor

Ugly Duckling: Teen ~ Female Alto or Soprano

Sugar Plum Fairy: Teen ~ Female Alto

3 Pigs: 3 Teens/Adult ~ Male Tenor/Baritone ~Ability to harmonize

3 Blind Mice: 3 Female Teen/adult ~ Ability to harmonize

Tweedle: Teen ~ Female Alto with high belt

Wolf: Any age ~ Male

Humpty Dumpty: Any age ~ Male

Witch: Adult ~ Female Alto/Soprano

Mama Bear: Adult ~ Female Alto/Soprano

Papa Bear: Adult ~ Male Baritone

Baby Bear: 8 -11 ~ Male/Female

Mad Hatter: Any age ~ Male tenor

Elf: 8 -11 ~ Female Alto/Soprano

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SYNOPSIS

SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to life on the stage.
Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey, as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairy-tale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!
Featuring a terrific score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder The New York Times called it ‘True Happiness’ and The Daily Mirror said it’s ‘the most fun you’ll ever have’.
SHREK THE MUSICAL, part romance, part twisted fairy-tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

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AUDITIONS

The auditions are from 5.30 - 9.00pm on Friday 6 March, and 10.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday 7 March at the Riverbank Centre.  No appointment is necessary - just turn up.  If you are unable to attend either of these sessions please ring Marj on 021 217 9061 to arrange another time.


For the auditions please prepare a song (from any musical) that is up-beat so that the audition panel can see how brightly you can perform.  You should bring the sheet music, or a backing track, with you.


You may also be asked to read some of the script and demonstrate how well you can move on stage.  


Call-backs will be during the following week.