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SHREK, THE MUSICAL
Bainbridge Performing Arts

  • SHREK, THE MUSICAL
  • Bainbridge Performing Arts
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Project Begins: Aug 12, 2013
  • Project Ends: Oct 27, 2013
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APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Prefered method of submission: Email

Submission instructions:
Auditions are by appointment only, and interested parties are requested to email dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to make an appointment.

BPA “goes green” this October and is thrilled to announce audition dates for the Tony Award-winning SHREK, THE MUSICAL : Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16. BPA’s dynamic artistic team includes Director Ken Michels, Musical Director Josh Anderson, and Choreographer Joanna Hardie.
All roles are open to audition. BPA is seeking an adult ensemble of 20-30 performers for this high-spirited production. There are five principal roles available (three men and two women) as well as numerous featured supporting roles and a large singing, dancing ensemble. BPA will also be seeking two young people (ages 8-12) for Young Shrek and Young Fiona and one (age 13-18) for Teen Fiona. A complete listing of characters is available online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/collections/auditions.

 

Other details:
Rehearsals are August 12 – October 9; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30-9:30 p.m. plus Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Run dates are October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27, plus a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on October 10.
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...and his name is Shrek.
Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking costumes, SHREK, THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
SHREK Prides himself on being a big, green, terrifying ogre. Shrek was kicked out at a young age to live alone until the fairytale creatures disturb him in his swamp. In an effort to regain his peace he goes on a trip along the way meeting Donkey who accompanies him the rest of his journey to Duloc, to save Princess Fiona and back again. Bari-tenor (to A)
FIONA- Princess Fiona is the princess of Far Far Away, daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian. Fiona has a transforming spell over her that turns her into an ogre every night when the sun sets. This spell can only be broken with a true loves’ kiss. Upon meeting Shrek she finds that she has fallen in love with him. Soprano with belt
LORD FARQUAAD- A comically short, ruthless ruler of the huge castle of Duloc. In his pursuit of perfection he attempts to rid the city of fairytale creatures. Farquaad wants to become a king but because he is not of royal stock, he cannot until he marries a princess. Character baritone or tenor
DRAGON- A female dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. When Shrek and Donkey arrive at the castle it is Shrek who goes to rescue the princess and Donkey who finds himself at the mercy of Dragon. Donkey becomes trapped by Dragon and becomes her prisoner of love. Dragon comes back at the end of the musical to help save the day with Farquaad. Mezzo / belter with a gospel sound
DONKEY- Donkey is a talking donkey on the run from Farquaad’s guards. After being saved by Shrek he sticks by Shrek’s side and accompanies him on his trip to save Fiona from the far away castle. Sing to A flat
ENSEMBLE: Strong singers who move well and have comedic skills- singing ranges and dance ability as noted. Most roles will be double / triple cast. Roles include:
YOUNG FIONA- looks age 8 to 10, strong voice
YOUNG SHREK- looks age 8 to 10
TEEN FIONA- sense of humor, strong voice
PINOCCHIO- tenor
THREE PIGS (BRICKS, STICKS & STRAW)- baritone & tenor, have German accents
PAPA & MAMA OGRE- pop/rock belt
BIG BAD WOLF- bass-baritone to a high G
FAIRY GODMOTHER- soprano to a high E
WICKED WITCH- soprano
GINGY- performs character voices, belts to a D
DULOC DANCERS / RATS- strong dancers, tap a plus
PETER PAN, SUGAR PLUM FAIRY, HUMPTY DUMPTY, GNOME, PUSS IN BOOTS, PIED PIPER, THREE BLIND MICE, DWARF, UGLY DUCKLING, MAMA BEAR, PAPA BEAR & BABY BEAR
MOB, GUARDS, KNIGHTS, KING HAROLD, QUEEN LILLIAN, MAMA OGRE, PAPA OGRE, BISHOP, CAPT. OF THE GUARD, THELONIUS

Audition/Interview Dates:
July 15 & 16, 2013

Audition Requirements:
Those auditioning are required to prepare a 1-2-minute monologue and a 1-2-minute Broadway-style song. An accompanist will be provided but participants must bring their own sheet music; respondents are also welcome to sing a cappella. Participants are requested to bring a headshot or a current picture to the audition.

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