SHREK- Fall 2018
This fall, come visit a kingdom of fairytale misfits in our production of SHREK! This animated movie musical-turned-Broadway hit features a motley crew of colorful characters, including a strong-willed princess, a cookie with a temper, and a prince who’s… well, not so charming. No fairytale would be complete without its leading player, and have we got one for you! Leading the way with a talking donkey in tow, is the man, the myth, the legend, SHREK, an ogre who is set on regaining control of his swamp home. Join us in his hilarious journey as he takes on Lord Farquaad and the creatures of the Kingdom of Dulac in this raucous and hilarious family-friendly musical!
SHREK will play October 19th-October 28th, 2018, in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.SHREK will be directed by Kirsten Chandler, with choreography by Michelle Elkin. Musical director: Dan Redfeld. Artistic Director: Patrick Cassidy.
SHREK begins rehearsal for non-AEA September 15th, and for AEA on September 24th.
All roles are open, and all roles are open to Non-Equity talent.There is pay for all roles 18 and up.
At least 3 A.E.A contracts (plus the PSM) available from among the following roles:
Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Dragon, Lord Farquaad, Pinocchio
DIVERSITY IS ENCOURAGED. All ethnic types WELCOME.
Please bring picture and resume. Bring sheet music in the proper key, accompanist provided. Musical theatre music in the style of the show, no pop. No recorded music or a capella, please. Non-union please limit song to one minute. Bring all dance shoes, including tap shoes.
Note: Girls ages 8-12 auditioning for YOUNG FIONA should attend Kids’ Call. Teens ages 13-17 auditioning for TEEN FIONA should sign up for a Principal Appointment time.
Audition schedule is as follows:
Equity Principal Auditions:
Madilyn Clark Studios, 10852 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91601
Equity members can sign up through www.actorsequity.org
Thursday, August 2nd - 10:00AM-6:00PM
Los Angeles Auditions:
Monday, August 6th- 10:15AM- 6:00PM
Thousand Oaks Auditions:
Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Principal and Singing Ensemble Appointments:
Saturday, August 4th 2:00PM-6:00 PM
Sunday, August 5th- 1:00PM-5:00PM
Tuesday, August 7th- 6:00PM-11:00PM
Saturday, August 4th 10:00AM
Sunday, August 5th- 6:00PM
Saturday, August 4th- 6:00PM
Tuesday, August 7th - 5:00PM
NOTE: ALL ROLES ARE OPEN! All auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, please submit below. Callbacks will take place August 11th-13th by invitation only.
SHREK’s CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES FOR ALL ROLES!!
Shrek – 20s-40s. 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. Powerful, star presence with great humor. Scottish dialect. A2 - G#4
Fiona – 20s-30s. Princess with an attitude. Quirky, hilarious and heartfelt mezzo-soprano with strong belt. Tap/dance skills required. F3 - G#6 (Ideal head voice top note) E5 belt.
Donkey – Age 10-18, or 20s-30s. Interested in auditioning youth talent for this role, as well as adult talent. African-American. Shrek’s self-appointed sidekick, charming and clingy, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick wit barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Comic skills, soulful vocal style. C3 - B4
Lord Farquaad – 30s-40s. Pompous, power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex. Character baritone or tenor. Movement skills a plus. Must have strong knees. B2 - D5
Dragon – Age open. Charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle, Dragon traps Donkey and falls in love with him. Fierce mezzo/belter with gospel sound. F3 - Eb5
Pinocchio – 18-35. Neurotic wooden boy banished to Shrek’s swamp by Lord Farquaad. Comic role, tenor with strong, agile falsetto. E3 - F#4
DANCERS WHO SING AND SINGERS WHO MOVE (14 & up): The following roles will double as Happy People of Duloc, guards, knights, three blind mice, rats, etc. Seeking a diverse ensemble of singers, dancers, and actors of all shapes, sizes and types to play the following roles. Tap skills a plus:
Gingy (Gingerbread Man) – A cookie that is tortured by Farquaad's guards. Comedic role, character voice a plus, vocal versatility and solid belt/mix. B3 - G#5
Mama Bear- Pop/rock belt.
Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Peter Pan, Big Bad Wolf, Wicked Witch, Fairy Godmother, Ugly Duckling, Shoemaker’s Elf, Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty, Papa Bear, Mad Hatter.
YOUTH ROLES Donkey- Interested in auditioning youth talent for this role, as well as adult talent. African-American. Shrek’s self-appointed sidekick, charming and clingy, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick wit barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Comic skills, soulful vocal style.
Young Fiona- Age 8-12. 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 singer with sense of humor. B3 - C#5
Teen Fiona – Age 13-17. Has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has some angst about not being rescued yet. Strong singer with sense of humor. A3 - C#5
Baby Bear/Young Shrek- Male, Age 8-12. Strong singer with sense of humor, movement skills a plus.