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AUDITIONS: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 and MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Please arrive 20 minutes early for a photo and to fill out paperwork.

All auditions by APPOINTMENT ONLY! Call the office to schedule your appointment 231-722-3852.
Please, do not leave audition appointment requests on the voicemail.

CALLBACKS:   Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:    3rd floor Ballroom, Frauenthal Center  427 West Western Ave., downtown Muskegon

SHOW RUN:    Thursday, May 2, 3, 4, 5, 2019

CURTAIN TIMES:  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 3:00 PM

REHEARSALS:        Mon.—Thurs., 7-10:00 p.m. beginning Mon., February 25, 2019 Johnson Hall, Frauenthal Center

Shrek

Music by Jeanine Tesori   Book by David Lindsay-Abaire

Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” 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. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure

AUDITION PROCEDURES

The Director, Jason Bertoia, will do cold readings from the script.

The Choreographer, Erin Robere, asks that all those auditioning wear comfortable clothing and either dance shoes or shoes that tie as everyone will be asked to participate in the dance/movement segment. (Tap experience a plus for some roles) 

The Music Director, Phil DeYoung, asks that all auditioning prepare 16 bars of a Broadway style musical piece and provide piano sheet music for accompanist. NO ACAPELLA or Self accompaniment!

Character Breakdown:

Note:      Ages suggested are appearance of the character. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. 

ShrekGender: Male, Age: 25 to 45, Vocal range A2 to G#4

A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.

FionaGender: Female, Age: 20 to 30, Vocal range F3 to G5

The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Quirky, blunt, and multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess.

Donkey–Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 35, Vocal range C3 to B4

A talking donkey. Not deterred by Shrek’s looks and forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimistic with heart.

Lord Farquaad–Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 45, Vocal range B2  to D5

The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.

Dragon–Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 45, Vocal range F3 to Eb5

A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter.

Gingy Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 40, Vocal range B3 to C#5

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.

Pinocchio–Male, Age: 20 to 40, Vocal range E3 to F#4

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. 

Ensemble

Fairytale Creatures (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; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Rats

Questions? Please call the MCT office at 231.722.3852

 

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