Shrek auditions for leads, June 27th 5pm onwards
Knights of Pythias Hall, come prepared to sing for us
Pre-registration preferred, but not essential
This is an inter-generational project and all ages are welcome and encouraged to come. Ages, gender and singing range are guidelines and there are nospecified ethnicities for ALL roles – everyone is welcome to audition. There is a minimum age for casting (9 years +) due to the large commitment of the project.
Shrek (Male 18+)
a big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in 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. Excellent singer and actor; high baritone/tenor.
Princess Fiona (Female 18+)
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. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing; soprano/high belter.
Donkey (Female or Male 18+)
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 optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality; high baritone/tenor or alto with high belt.
Lord Farquaad (Male 18+)
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. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show; high baritone.
Dragon (Female 18+)
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. She sings with back-up singers. Alto with big belt.
Pinocchio (Male or Female 12+)
teen or adult, the leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.” Tenor with falsetto or soprano/alto.
Papa Ogre (Male 18+)
Shrek's father, sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May play other roles too; high baritone.
Mama Ogre (Female 18+)
Shrek's mother, sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May play other roles too; alto.
Young Fiona (Female 10+)
Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. May play other ensemble roles; soprano with strong belt.
Teen Fiona (Female 14+)
Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona. May play other ensemble roles or as a fairytale character; soprano with strong belt.
Gingy (Male or Female 12+)
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. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which may be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy; any vocal part.
Some of these roles are not leads and will not be auditioned for until September. For clarification, please email us.
Fairytale Creatures (Male and Female 14+)
Various characters featured roles with lines, solos, dances, or action. Roles include: Wicked Witch, Sugar Plum Fairy, Humpty Dumpty, Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter.
These roles are not leads and will not be auditioned for until September.
Ensemble (Male and Female 9+)
Various characters including Guards, Three Little Pigs, Rat Tappers, Duloc Dancers, other Fairytale Characters.
If you cannot attend these auditions but are interested in a lead role in the show, please email us (BEFORE the auditions) to make alternate arrangements. Thank you!