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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.
AUDITIONS!

TWO LIVE AUDITION OPTIONS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE:

AUDITION OPTION 1
SHREK, JR., AUDITION WORKSHOP!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
January 31, February 1, and February 2
5:00 – 7:00pm
3-day AUDITION WORKSHOP, only $100

CLICK TO SIGN UP:  https://bit.ly/DSTAuditionWorkshopSTMJ23

Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Monday, January 30.
Learn how to audition for this show, and audition LIVE!  You will be taught a song and a dance from the show, and you will get experience reading sides in front of the director.  The third day of auditions will include your in-person audition!
NOTE:  Thursday’s in-person auditions are available for Workshop attendees only.

AUDITION OPTION 2
IN PERSON AUDITION
will be held Saturday, February 4, 9-12am.

Please be prepared for your In-person audition with the following:
• Headshot and Resume
• 16-32 bar of a Musical Number – no a cappella singing
• No piano accompanist will be available

Bring your backing track preloaded to your phone/device. A speaker will be provided for digital accompaniment.

CLICK TO SIGNUP for in-person auditions:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4EA4AB29A75-shrek

 
If you are unable to attend in person auditions, please send your video audition to auditions@desertstages.org. In your video audition, please make sure to state your name, age and role desire.

 

CALLBACKS
Sunday, February 5, 6-9pm

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT
(subject to change)
Monday, February 6, 2023

 

ORIENTATION and INITIAL READ THROUGH
(subject to change)
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsal and parent meeting start on Tuesday, February 14
(rehearsal times and dates may vary)
Monday – Thursday, 5-7 pm
Occasional Saturdays, as necessary

 
All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form 

 

SHOW DATES:
Friday, April 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 8, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 7:30pm

Friday, April 14, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 16 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm

Friday, April 21, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 23, 2:00pm

 

 

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Youth Production of

SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.

Directed by Jeremy Yampolsky and Erin Tarkington
A DST Youth Production (Ages 5-18)
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS

“It’s a big bright beautiful world!”
Based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical. Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

 
Shrek; Male; Lead; Tenor, Baritone
Donkey; Any Gender; Lead; Alto, Tenor
Lord Farquaad; Male; Lead; Tenor, Baritone
Princess Fiona; Female; Lead; Mezzo-Soprano, Soprano
Dragon; Female; Supporting; Alto
Gingy; Any Gender; Supporting; Soprano, Mezzo-Sprano, Alto, Tenor
Pinocchio; Any Gender; Supporting; Alto, Tenor
Young Fiona; Female; Featured; Soprano
Teen Fiona; Female; Featured; Soprano
Fairy Tale Creatures; Any Gender; Ensemble; Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone
Ensemble; Any Gender; Ensemble; Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone
 
$120 PRODUCTION FEE per actor, due at Orientation.

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by rules of Desert Stages Theatre
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Show communications will be through SLACK
Parent volunteers welcome!