Shrek Jr the Musical Shrek Jr the Musical
Pied Piper Productions
Audition Dates
Video auditions only close 14/10/22
Audition pack link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cdxl6ez516aaoei/shrek%20audition%20pack%20info2199%20%20final%20%28autorecovered%29.docx?dl=0

or for audition pack contact Nina Stevenson 0409823640 or info@pied-piper.com.au

Rehearsal Days
Sundays 12 - 5pm
Wednesday 4.45 - 6.45pm
Restrictions
Ages 10 yo to 18 yo males and females
Must have acting, singing and dancing experience.
Audition Bookings
Nina A Stevenson
+61409823640
info (at) pied-piper.com.au

Show Running Info
Canberra College Performing Arts Centre
15 Apr 2023 to 21 Apr 2023
   
Synopsis
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 fairytale 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 Shreks swamp by returning the Fairytale Creatures to their homes. In a desperate attempt to regain his swamps hermetic peace, Shrek enters the world for the first time in his life. He travels to Princess Fionas 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 ogres dismay, Fiona is very different from what he expected a princess to be. She may even provoke Shreks 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 childrens book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all

 


Parts

SHREK JR CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

STORY TELLERS
Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big clear voices.  These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward.
Gender:  Any   Age 10 - 16

SHREK
He may be a big, scary and green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, hes just a big fellow with a big heart. Solid singer but actor with excellent comedic timing.
Gender: Male   Age: 16 18+

FIONA
There is more to Fiona than her stereotypical image as a princess.  She is audacious with a wonderful sense of humour and a real tomboy.  She has to  have a strong, excellent singing voice, can act and dance.
Gender: Female  Age 16- 18+

YOUNG FIONA
Younger version of Fiona with solid singing voice.  Will double as fairy tale character for remainder of show
Gender:  Female   Age 7 10

TEEN FIONA
As above
Gender: Female  Age 10 14 

LORD FARQUAARD
A challenging role for an actor prepared to perform on his knees throughout the show.  Requires a good singer and comedian who isnt afraid to make bold choices and looking silly
Gender: Male   Age 14 16

DONKEY
A brash loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of Quiet time.  Experienced actor who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character. Actor must complement Shrek well as his loyal side-kick.
Gender: Male or female    Age 14  - 18+

DRAGON
Needs a girl with a lot of soul and spunk.  She is a fire-breathing dragon but finds surprising love in Donkey.  Strong performer with a good pop singing voice.  Could double as Mama Ogre
Gender: Female  Age 14 18+

MAMA AND PAPA OGRE
Characters that open the show so need energy and presence. Double as fairy tale characters for the rest of the show
Genders: Male and female    Ages 14 18+

LITTLE OGRE
No lines but is important to the storytelling.  Will double as a fairy tale character for the rest of the show or possible Dwarf.
Gender: Any    Age 7 10

PINOCCHIO
A natural leader among the fairy tale characters.  Lots of personality and can sing well
Gender:  Any    Age 7 - 16

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Fun role for young actors.  Must all be the same age
Gender: Any   Age 7 -14

THE UGLY DUCKLING
A fun comedic role for a less experienced performer
Gender:  Any   Age 7 16

THE THREE BEARS
Great cameo roles for young performers who have little experience but make a complementary group
Gender:  Male, Female, Any     Age 14 18 and 7 10

THE WICKED WITCH
Has a big personality the role requires a character actress
Gender: Female   Age 14 18

BIG BAD WOLF
A tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Grandmas nightie. Fun role for less experienced actor
Gender: Any   14 16

GINGY
Needs an actor with great energy
Gender:  Any    Age 10 -16

PETER PAN
Can be a boy or girl 
Gender:  Any   Age 10 16

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD
Just needs a big booming, bossy voice!
Gender:  Any   Age 14 18

KNIGHTS
The Dragons background singers.  Must sing well
Gender:  Any    Ages 7 18

DWARF
Farqufaads Dad.  Good role for a young performer
Gender:  Male    Age 7 10

ENSEMBLE
There are standout roles for males and females of all ages including those doubling with their primary role: 
Guards
Duloc Performers (good dancers)
Puss in Boots
Pied Piper
Rats (good dancers)
The Bishop

For younger newcomers to the stage there are the opportunities to feature as birds, deer, woodland creatures anything our imagination can conjure up!!

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