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AUDITIONS - SHREK THE MUSICAL
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The City of Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department and The Art Park Players will be holding open auditions for their next production of SHREK THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, Tuesday, April 25; beginning at 7pm., Callbacks will be on Wednesday, April 26.

Prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. A live accompanist will be provided.
A CD with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly. A résumé and 8”×10” headshot is requested, but not required. Please also wear or bring comfortable dance attire, as all who audition will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producer and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed. SHREK THE MUSICAL will be directed by David Eck with choreography by Heather Steele and technical direction by Joe Piper.

Auditions will be held at the Theatre/Courts Building at 1302 Center Street, Deer Park, TX 77536.

Performances Dates: July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 &22.

Rehearsals will begin on May 1st. Rehearsals will be Monday thru Friday 7-10pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm.

To be considered for all roles, you must be able to commit to all rehearsals during the tech weeks June 26 – through opening night on July 7. 

Shrek 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.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Fiona 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.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Donkey
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 optimistic with heart.


Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Lord Farquaad 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.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B2

Dragon 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.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Gingy 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. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Pinocchio 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.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3

Papa Ogre Shrek's father. Sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double.

Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Vocal range: High Baritone

MAMA OGRE Shrek's mother. Sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double.

Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Vocal range top: Alto

KING HAROLD
Fiona’s father and King of Far-Far-Away. Sings a beautiful duet with Queen Lillian to young Fiona in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double.


Gender: Male 
Age: Adult
Vocal range: Baritone

Queen Lillian Fiona’s mother and Queen of Far-Far-Away. Sings a beautiful duet with King Harold to young Fiona in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double.

Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Vocal range: Alto or Soprano

Young Fiona Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. May double.

Gender: Female
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range: Soprano with STRONG belt

Teen Fiona Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona. May double

Gender: Female
Age: 13 to 19
Vocal range: Soprano with a STRONG belt

Young Shrek/Grumpy 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).

Gender: Male
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: Any

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.

FEATURED FAIRYTALE CREATURES (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.

Please contact David Eck or (281)478-2048 if you are unable to make auditions and would like to schedule a private appointment, or have any additional questions.