Shrek: The Musical

Audition Notice:

Shrek: The Musical

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Milissa Carey, Music Director


Audition Dates & Times:
MON, 3/20: 6-9pm
TUE, 3/21: 6-9pm

Where:
Foothill College Campus
I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Smithwick Theatre (Room #1001)

Callbacks:
Call-backs: APRIL 1,2,3

Production Dates:
JUL 20th - AUG 6th, 2017
Rehearsals begin June 6

What to Prepare:
All Roles are open, no appointment necessary. Please prepare 1 song in the style of the show. Please bring music in the appropriate key. Accompanist provided.

Actors: All ethnicities encouraged to audition.

Non-AEA; No pay: Participation fees waived.

The Story:
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.

Character Breakdown:

Shrek: 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.
Age: 25 - 40 / Range A2-G#4

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 multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.
Age: 20 – 30 / 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 optimistic with heart.
Age: 20-35 / Range C3-B4

Lord Farquaad: 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 resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, cruel.
Age: 30-45 / Range B2-D5

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.
Gender: female
Age: 25-45 / 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 fairytale creatures. Puppet.
Gender: female
Age: 20-40 / Range B3-C#5

Pinocchio: 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.
Gender: male
Age: 20-40 / Range E3-F#4

ENSEMBLE: Fairytale Creatures (Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Sugar Plum Fairy, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice); Angry Mob; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Rats

For More Information: email Milissa Carey: careymilissa@foothill.edu

Location and Parking at Auditions:
Parking regulations require a $3 parking permit at all times. Auditioners without current parking pass must purchase a daily pass from lot vending machines; bring $3 in coin or small bills, some permit dispensaries now accept credit cards, but not all. If cast, participants will receive a free permit for all rehearsals and performances.

For auditions in the Smithwick Theatre, we recommend parking in either Lot 1 (the first parking lot to the right on the campus loop) or Lot 8 (through the entrance fountain roundabout).

 
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