South Hill Park

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Shrek 2022 Auditions

August 20, 2021

We are excited to share that our 2022 Easter Production will be Shrek The Musical – coming to the Wilde Theatre in April 2022!

If you would like to be part of the greatest fairy tale never told, that’s guaranteed family fun, then book your audition here.

Auditions will be held in groups on Sun 12 Sept 2021 according to the role you have indicated as your first choice. Auditions are likely to last no more than 30 minutes per group.

If necessary recalls will be held in the evening of Wed 15 Sept 2021.

Please make yourself familiar with the relevant material required in the Audition Information Pack.

During the audition, the Musical Director will teach you a section of the assigned musical number, the choreographer will teach you a short movement sequence and you’ll have a chance to read the sides in character.

If you experience any problems with the booking form or have any questions, please contact the Director Mark Hooper:

Character Notes for Auditions

SHREK (18+) (Male – High Baritone)
Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, finds an irritating friend and falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. Excellent singer and actor.

Audition – Dialogue – ‘Shrek/Donkey’ sides | Music – ‘Who I’d Be’

PRINCESS FIONA (18+) (Female – Soprano (High Belter)
A beautiful princess rescued from a tower, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing; tap dancing is a plus.

Audition – Dialogue – ‘Fiona’ Sides | Music – ‘I Know It’s Today’

DONKEY (18+) (Male or Female – High Baritone (Tenor or Alto with High Belt))
A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards, and subsequently on his adventures. It’s hard to shake off the image of a motor-mouthed Eddie Murphy. Donkey is irritating but lovable, easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with an enormous heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality.

Audition – Dialogue – ‘Shrek/Donkey’ sides | Music – ‘Don’t Let Me Go’

LORD FARQUAAD (18+) (Male – High Baritone)
The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. He’s outrageous, camp and the totally over the top villain of the story. He requires an excellent singer and comic actor, who is able to play this role on his knees for the whole show.

Audition – Dialogue – ‘Farquaad’ Sides | Music – ‘What’s up Duloc?’

DRAGON (18+) (Female – Soul type Alto with Big Belt)
A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. It’s a voice only role fronted by a huge puppet figure. However, she might appear onstage as the front of the beast. The Dragon does not have any dialogue so the dialogue audition for this part is to betaken from the main ‘Ensemble’ dialogue audition pieces.

Audition – Music – ‘Forever’

PINOCCHIO (18+) (Male or Female – Falsetto Tenor or Soprano Alto)
The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.”

Audition – Dialogue – ‘Pinocchio’ Sides | Music – ‘Freak Flag’

YOUNG FIONA (10 – 13) (Female – Soprano with Strong Belt)
Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona.

Audition – Music – ‘I Know It’s Today’

TEEN FIONA (14 – 18) (Female – Soprano with Strong Belt)
Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona.

Audition – Music – ‘I Know It’s Today’

A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which will be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy. Comedic voice required.

Audition – Music – ‘Freak Flag’

(All have featured roles, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action)
Wicked Witch, Humpty Dumpty, Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, 3 Little Pigs, 3 Blind Mice, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Fairy Godmother etc.

Audition – ‘Pinocchio’ Sides | Music – ‘Freak Flag’

These include (but are not limited to) Little Shrek, Mama and Papa Ogre, King Harold andQueen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Duloc Dancers, Captain and Guards, Thelonius theExecutioner, Knights, Dragon Singers, Pied Piper and Rats, Priest, Grumpy Dwarf.

Audition – ‘Pinocchio’ Sides | Music – ‘Freak Flag’