SHREK: THE MUSICAL
Twelfth Night Productions, presents SHREK, with music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay–Abaire, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all. TNP’s summer production will boast a large diverse cast and full pit orchestra. Rehearsals begin mid June with performances August 11-20 at the WSHS Theater.
Produced originally in Seattle in 2008, SHREK: THE MUSICAL brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite green ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, 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 — a big, green, lovable one named Shrek! Let your freak-flag fly with this wonderfully zany musical! SHREK: THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and an irreverent theatrical hit!
August 11, 12 (Mat/Eve), 13, 18, 19 (Mat/Eve), 20
April 22nd, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
April 23rd, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Callbacks or second audition/interview
***April 30th, 4:30 – 10:00 PM*** please note the April 25th callback is cancelled
May 6th TBD
Please prepare a contemporary short monologue, no longer than 3 minutes, and 32 bars of a ballad or song from an upbeat musical in the style of the show. Please bring a headshot, resume, and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions.
If called back, you will be sent script sides & music. Dance auditions will be held at callbacks.
To schedule an audition time, please send email request to Shigeko Calos Nakano at firstname.lastname@example.org
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
***All races, ages, and all types are highly encouraged to audition***
SHREK (Male, High Baritone / Tenor) – The story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre living alone in a swamp, 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 complexity and reluctantly becomes the hero. Excellent singer and actor.
PRINCESS FIONA (Female, Soprano / High Belter) – The beautiful, imprisoned princess who transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. She is rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. She is no ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing.
DONKEY (Male– High Baritone / Tenor) – A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox and opportunist, he practically forces himself into SHREK’s good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality.
LORD FARQUAAD (Male, High Baritone) – The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in need of a princess to marry so that he can become king. His cruel and exclusionary actions towards fairytale creatures stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and wacky. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the entire show.
DRAGON / SUGAR PLUM FAIRY (Female,– Alto with Big Belt) – 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, sexy, and flirtatious, but fed up with being a glorified baby-sitter. May double as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
GINGY (Female, – Any Vocal Part) – A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution helps him inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures to revolution. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which may be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.
PINOCCHIO (Male– Tenor with falsetto) – 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 and is featured in two big musical numbers.
PAPA OGRE (Male, – High Baritone) – Shrek’s father. Sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre in the opening number of the show. May double.
MAMA OGRE (Female, – Alto) – Shrek’s mother. Sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre in the opening number of the show. May double.
KING HAROLD (Male, – Baritone) – Fiona’s father and King of Far-Far-Away. Sings a beautiful duet with Queen Lillian to young Fiona. May double.
QUEEN LILLIAN (Female,– Alto or Soprano) – Fiona’s mother and Queen of Far-Far-Away. Sings a beautiful duet with King Harold to young Fiona. May double.
YOUNG FIONA (Female, Age 8-12 – Soprano with Strong Belt) – Princess Fiona as a little girl. Featured singer with Teen Fiona and Fiona. May double.
TEEN FIONA (Female, Teen – Soprano with Strong Belt) – Princess Fiona as a teenager. Featured singer with Young Fiona and Fiona. May double.
YOUNG SHREK (Male, Age 8-12 – Any Vocal Part) – Plays Young Shrek in opening number of the show.
GRUMPY THE DWARF. Plays Lord Farquaad’s father, Grumpy the Dwarf (with several speaking lines and featured in musical number).
FEATURED FAIRYTALE CREATURES (All have featured roles, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action) – Fairy Godmother, 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 or females– Tenors or Baritones or Alto’s with ability to sing tight harmony and German Accent) – Fairytale creatures with solo / trio singing work. May double.
DULOC CHORUS (Males or Females, all vocal types) As guards, knights, and general mob, may double as dancers, singers, and solo speaking roles.