Auditions

SLAMS Music Theatre is thrilled to announce audition and show details for:

SHREK – THE MUSICAL
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori

AUDITION and SHOW INFORMATION

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Director – Anne Dewar
Musical Director – John Clancy
Choreographer – Miranda Guthrie-Jones
Production Managers – Julia Roper & Melinda Woods

SHOW DATES:
16th – 24th March 2018
The Alan Ross Centre, Billanook College
197-199 Cardigan Road, Mooroolbark

REHEARSALS:
Wednesday and Thursday evenings 7:30-10.30pm
Sunday afternoons 1-5pm
Commencing 15th October in Bayswater

AUDITIONS:
Monday 2nd October 7.00 – 10.30pm
Tuesday 3rd October 7.00 – 10.30pm
Wednesday 4th October 7.00 – 10.30pm
Thursday 5th October 7.00 – 10.30pm

Dance Call
Sunday 8th October 1.00 – 5.00pm (please arrive at 12.30pm to warm-up)

AUDITION VENUE:
Phoenix Theatre Company Hall
Boronia Grove Reserve
Leeds St
Doncaster East

CALL BACKS:
Wednesday 11th October 7.00 – 10.30pm
Knox Community Arts Centre
790 Mountain Highway, Bayswater

If you any questions please email our production manager, Julia Roper at
slams.mtc@live.com.au

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
· Must be at least 7 years of age at the time of their audition.
· Please ensure that you have booked your audition time through https://www.trybooking.com/RSCQ.
· Prepare two songs, one in the style of the show, and one character number. No songs from the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key and in a folder. No backing tracks or a cappella. An audition pianist will be in attendance; however, you are welcome to provide your own pianist if preferred.
· You may be required to do a range test and/or a cold read during your audition.
· Please ensure that you are available for the dance audition and call backs. You will be notified during the week after your initial audition if you are required to attend.
· Please bring in a basic CV, a photo (non-returnable) and the completed audition form which can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
http://www.slams.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Shrek-Notice-to-Auditionees.pdf

CASTING INFORMATION

Shrek – An ogre who has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from civilization; crass and brutish exterior disguises a soulful and lonely heart. A reluctant hero. Powerful presence with great wit. Bari-tenor (to A).

Donkey –Male, Shrek’s self-appointed side-kick, as charming as he is clingy, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick with barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Winning and easy charm, comic skills, soulful vocal style. Sing to A flat.

Fiona – Princess of Far Far Away, daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian. Has spent most of her life locked in a dragon-guarded castle reading romantic fairy tales. Underneath lurks a smart, outspoken girl who can’t help burping or launching into hand-to-hand combat when needed. Soprano with belt. Wide range low F to high belt C and D. Needs to be able to Tap Dance.

Lord Farquaad – A pompous, power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex and intense dislike of all fairy tale creatures. Sets out to claim a beautiful princess as his bride in order to ensure himself a kingly throne. Character baritone or tenor. Good falsetto.

Dragon – Female, charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. Donkey becomes trapped by Dragon and becomes her prisoner of love. Dragon helps save the day at the end of the musical. Mezzo/belter with gospel sound.

Young Fiona/Young Shrek – looks age 8-10. As Princess Fiona, a bright little girl only recently locked in a tower, who passes her time reading fairy tales about being rescued by a handsome and charming prince. Strong singer.

Teen Fiona – Princess Fiona as a teenager; has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has angst about not being rescued yet. Sense of humour, strong voice, ensemble.

Pinocchio – Banished to Shrek’s swamp along with other fairy tale creatures by Lord Farquaad. Comic role, tenor, ensemble. Talks and sings in a high falsetto. Up to high F.

Three Little Pigs – Funny, anxious, have German accent is possible, baritone and tenor roles.                             

White Rabbit, Gnome and Peter Pan – (one or more roles) – Comedic role, tenor, ensemble.

Wolf – Tough guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know he likes dressing up in Granny’s clothes. Comedic role, bass-baritone to high G.

Wicked Witch  – Comedic role, soprano, ensemble.

Gingy (Gingerbread Man) – female to play a male; a cookie that is tortured by Farquaad’s guards. Comedic role, character voices a plus, sing with vocal versatility and solid mix, belts to a D.

Fairy Godmother – female, comedic role, soprano to a high E, ensemble.

Ugly Duckling – female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.

Shoemaker’s Elf – female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.

Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty – female, opens the show sending her young Shrek out into the world and telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks. Comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.

Papa Bear – From Goldilocks story. Male, comedic role, singer, ensemble.

Mama Bear – From Goldilocks story. Female, comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.

Baby Bear –The wide-eyes and precocious baby bear from Goldilocks. Comedic role, singer, ensemble.

Other Ensemble & Fairy Tale Creatures –King Harold, Queen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Captain and his Guards, Knights, Pied Piper and Rats, Three Blind Mice, Bluebird, Bishop, Sugar Plum Fairy, Mad Hatter, Dwarf. All strong singers with some featured moments.