Saturday, May 14th; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Director: Jimmy Kalista
Music Director: Jill Dillingham
Choreographer: Meredith Burkhart
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
PERFORMANCE DATES (January/February 2017):
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM:
– January 19, 20, 21, 27, 28; February 3, 4
Sunday Matinee at 2:30 PM:
– January 22, 29; February 5
June – September 2016 once/week
October 2016 – February 2017 3x/week
Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 PM
Weekends (as needed): Saturday 10-12:00 AM; Sunday at 6:30 PM
**No schedule conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening**
This is an “Open Call” audition, no appointment necessary. If May 14th is a conflict date, contact AMP at (904)277-3455 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an alternate audition date/time.
1. Prepare 1 minute of a musical theatre song for your audition in your vocal range. PLEASE DO NOT SING A SONG FROM THE SHOW. No a cappella auditions.
2. An accompanist will be provided: Bring sheet music in your key to the Music Director (one week prior to the May 14th audition) or use a CD/device with accompaniment (instrumentation only).
3. Please wear comfortable attire. Auditioners will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination.
4. There will also be cold readings from the script.
5. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. with the proposed schedule (these must be discussed with the Musical Director and agreed upon by the Director before casting can be confirmed).
SHREK (Male, Adult – High Baritone / Tenor) – Title character Stong singer and actor.
PRINCESS FIONA (Female, Adult – Soprano / High Belter) – Quirky; blunt and multitalented (she’s not an ordinary princess). Strong singer and actor with great comic timing.
DONKEY (Male or Female, Adult – High Baritone / Tenor or Alto with High Belt) – A talking donkey with a huge personality. Strong singer and comic actor.
LORD FARQUAAD (Male, Adult – High Baritone) – The comically short, ruthless ruler. Strong singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show.
DRAGON / SUGAR PLUM FAIRY / GINGY (Female, Adult – Alto with Big Belt) – A dragon. May double as the Sugar Plum Fairy, who has featured lines and solos in “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag,” as well as Gingy (puppeteer and voice).
PINOCCHIO (Male or Female, Teen or Adult – Tenor with falsetto or Soprano / Alto) – Portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass. Musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.” May double.
PAPA OGRE (Male, Adult – High Baritone) – Shrek’s father. Duet number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double.
MAMA OGRE (Female, Adult – Alto) – Shrek’s mother. Duet number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double.
KING HAROLD (Male, Adult – Baritone) – Fiona’s father. Duet number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double.
QUEEN LILLIAN (Female, Adult – Alto or Soprano) – Fiona’s mother. Duet number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double.
YOUNG FIONA (Female, Age 8-12 – Soprano with Strong Belt) – Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. May double.
TEEN FIONA / FAIRY GODMOTHER (Female, Teen – Soprano with Strong Belt) – Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona. May double as Fairy Godmother, who has featured lines and solos in “Freak Flag,” “Story of My Life” and “This is Our Story”.
YOUNG SHREK / GRUMPY THE DWARF (Male, Age 8-12 – Any Vocal Part) – Plays Young Shrek in “Big, Bright, Beautiful World” and then returns in Act 2 to play Lord Farquaad’s father, Grumpy the Dwarf (with several speaking lines) also in “Freak Flag.”
FEATURED FAIRYTALE CREATURES (Age 8+; All have featured roles, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action) – Wicked Witch, Humpty Dumpty, Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter. May double.
3 LITTLE PIGS (Males, Teens or Adults – Tenors or Baritones with ability to sing tight harmony and German Accent) – Fairytale creatures with solo / trio work in “Story of My Life,” “Freak Flag” and “This is Our Story.” May double.