Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Sara Solooki
Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, March 14 & 15, 2022; 4 men, 3 women, large ensemble (men, women, children)
He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart.
She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy.
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, a comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.
A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” A character who has a whole lot of presence and character.
A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey.
Mama & Papa Ogre
A dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Little Ogre – any gender
The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures.
The Three Little Pigs
Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear
Big Bad Wolf
Captain Of The Guard
This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn’t have to have a lot of stage experience; just be sure to cast somebody who has a big, booming voice and who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.
The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Cast young performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.
Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.
The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. Be sure to cast a diverse group of kids with lots of personality and different strengths. Your performers should be proficient singers but most importantly, great actors. Other standout ensemble roles include : The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical. Remind your actors that the story demands everyone jump on board as you create the hilarious and lovely world of Shrek The Musical JR.
Performance Dates: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 May 13, 14, 20, 21, 2022 & Sundays at 2:30 May 15 & 22, 2022
Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue
Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, 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… and his name is Shrek.