Shrek Jr. 2018

Shrek Jr. 2018

We’re happy to announce the auditions for our spring musical, Shrek Jr., Saturday December 15th!  Auditions are by appointment only between 4-8pm. Auditions are open to kids ages 5-18. Rehearsals will be scheduled on select Saturdays and Sundays at 509 Route 312 in Brewster, NY.  Performances are May 10th and 11th.

Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Grumpy, gruff, green ogre Shrek lives alone in his swamp. The world is fearful and mocking of him, and he is more than happy to leave the world to itself, in turn. Suddenly, his hermit existence is thrown open, when a group of homeless fairy tale characters — Pinocchio, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Little Pigs, and more — burst upon his swamp, seeking refuge from the persecution of the cruel, vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad. Shrek seeks out Farquaad, who offers him a deal: if Shrek rescues the Princess Fiona (whom Farquaad wishes to marry for her crown), then Farquaad will ensure the return of Shrek’s swamp by returning the fairy tale creatures to their homes. In a desperate attempt to regain his swamp’s hermetic piece, Shrek enters the world for the first time in his life. He travels to Princess Fiona’s prison, rescues her from a fire-breathing dragon, and then – scariest of all – is forced to get to know the princess as he tries to bring her back to evil Farquaad To the determinedly unsocial ogre’s dismay, Fiona is very different from what he expected a princess to be. She may even provoke Shrek’s most novel experience yet: Love. With dazzling sets, whimsical puppetry, high energy dance numbers, and laughs by the minute, Shrek the Musical transforms the contemporary children’s book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all.

While there is no cost to audition, if cast, there is a participation fee. Please contact Miss Donna for your SSSPA discounted participation fee..  For all non-SSSPA students the cost is $325.

 

Audition Details

Auditions are free and by appointment only between 4-8pm on December 15th.  Auditions are open to kids ages 5-18. You must register online through Calendly to schedule your appointment. Time slots fill up quickly, so please do not hesitate to register!

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Audition Sign Up Help

  • Go to https://calendly.com/ssspa/shrek-jr-auditions
  • Click on Saturday, December 15th
  • Click on your desired audition time – please start with the earliest time available
  • Click confirm
  • Answer the required questions and click Submit event

 

Shrek Jr. Character Breakdown

  • Storytellers – Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices.
  • Shrek – 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.
  • Fiona – 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 – Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
  • Teen Fiona – Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
  • Lord Farquaad – A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible.
  • Donkey – A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.”
  • Dragon – 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 Ogre – Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
  • Papa Ogre – Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
  • Little Ogre – A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage.
  • Pinocchio – 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 – Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist.
  • Ugly Duckling – He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts.
  • The Three Bears – Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear.
  • Wicked Witch – A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress.
  • Big Bad Wolf – He doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he’s a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother’s dressing gown.
  • Gingy – A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors.
  • Peter Pan – The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story.
  • Captain Of The Guard – This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority.
  • Knights – The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon.
  • Dwarf – Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father.
  • Ensemble – 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. 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.

 

Audition Songs

You can audition with any song you know – even Happy Birthday! If you would like to sing something from the show, below you will find a list of songs by character.  You do not need to sing the whole song – you can select a certain section (at least 16 bars) of the song to sing. Regardless of what song you select, you will be considered for all roles.

 

Shrek, Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, Little Ogre, Storytellers

 

Fiona, Young Fiona & Teen Fiona

 

Donkey, Three Blind Mice

 

Dragon, Knights

 

Lord Farquaad

 

Gingy

 

Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Three Little Pigs, Mama Bear, Big Bad Wolf

For information on how to schedule your audition, participation costs and additional information, please email us at info@sevenstarschool.com or call (845)278-0728.

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