Shrek, The Musical Auditions

Strong need for experienced singer/actors, but also opportunities for beginners who wish to gain experience in acting/singing/dancing.

The production team for SHREK THE MUSICAL is as follows:
Directed by BRIAN CLIFTON
Musical Direction by CHERYL SHARPS
Choreography by PETER BENNETT

Stage Managed by TOBANNA BARKER

Albuquerque Little Theatre will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of SHREK THE MUSICAL the weekend of Saturday & Sunday December 15 & 16 with callbacks taking place Monday December 17.

Saturday, 12/15, Individual vocal auditions 10AM-2PM; Dance auditions 3PM-5PM.
Sunday, 12/16, Individual vocal auditions 10:30AM-2PM; Dance auditions 5PM-7PM.

Callbacks will be in the evening on 12/17. Schedule TBD. **Actors called back for Fiona and/or Mice will need to be prepared for a tap callback on this day**

PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU NEED A SPECIFIC VOCAL AUDITION TIME IN YOUR REGISTRATION EMAIL/SIGN UP

SHREK the Musical will run from March 8th, 2019 to March 31st, 2019.  The show runs Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm.  There will be one Saturday Matinee March 16that 2pm (in addition to the 7:30pm Show) and a Thursday evening show on March 21stat 7:30pm.

Rehearsals will begin Sunday January 13th.  The rehearsal schedule will typically be Sunday – Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm with the possibility for dance rehearsals on Saturdays. Tech week will run from March 2ndto March 7th(no conflicts will be accepted during tech week.)

All who audition must attend the choreography audition on the same day of their vocal audition.

Auditions will be held in the 2ndstory rehearsal room at ALT, 224 San Pasquale SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

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For your audition please prepare a 1-minute (32 bars) audition song. Please select a song that will show off your vocal ability as well as your comic timing abilities. Bring sheet music in your preferred key.  Please have the sheet music in a three-ring binder with Beginning and Ending points marked clearly.  No a cappella.  An accompanist will be provided. Please dress accordingly (or bring a change of clothes/shoes) for choreography auditions. Also, please bring a copy of your acting resume (or list of performance experience) and a headshot (or recent photo).

Based on the 2001 DreamWorks film, Shrek the Musical is the heartwarmingly-upended fairy tale featuring a crusty but loveable ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his swamp. Together with a wise-cracking donkey, a defiant princess, a vertically challenged bad guy and a gang of storybook misfits, this unlikely hero discovers that real friendship and true love are not only found in fairy tales.

Character Descriptions
Casting Note:  Any race, gender, age, body type, or other identities are encouraged to audition and will be considered equally in casting. We will also be casting a limited number of children to fill out certain roles (Young Fiona, Little Shrek, Baby Bear).

Any questions can be directed to the Director, Brian Clifton at brianerikclifton@gmail.com

All roles are open and available

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 Tenor, Baritone)

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. **Fiona dances the most of any of the main characters. We would love for her to have some tap/jazz/Fosse experience.(Vocal Range F3-G5 Soprano)

Donkey – (Male or Female, 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. He is easily frightened and pushy, but also optimistic with a big heart. Must be a strong comedic actor/actress. (Vocal Range C3-B4 Alto or Tenor)

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. This actor must be comfortable on his knees for the duration of the show.  (Vocal Range B2-D5 Baritone)

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 Alto)

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. This actress will also double as Sugar Plum Fairy.(Vocal Range B3-C#5Soprano/Mezzo Soprano)

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 Tenor)

Teen Fiona- (Female, 13-19) A true romantic.  Believes that she will be rescued by her true love. She is tired of the middle bits of the stories she reads and is ready to get out of that tower and start her life as the Royal she is meant to be. Teen Fiona is featured in one musical number (I Know it’s Today) and will also double into the ensemble. (Soprano)

Young Fiona- (Female, 8-12) Precocious.  Believes the fairy tale and wants to be rescued.  Once she is locked in her tower she realizes the reality of being a damsel in distress.  Full of hope.  Believes that she will be rescued by her true love. Young Fiona has a cameo in the opening number and is featured in one song (I Know it’s Today) and will also double in the ensemble. (Soprano)

Ensemble:
Fairytale Creatures/Dancers – 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. Looking specifically for dancers with Jazz and Tap experienceThere are many different levels of dance ability needed for this show.  If you are not proficient in Jazz or Tap, please do not let that discourage you from auditioning.Looking for actors to fill 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, Angry Mob, Duloc Dancers, Skeletons, Knights, Rats, Guards, Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, Little Shrek.