Hingham Civic Music Theatre

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Auditions for Shrek The Musical


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Audition Dates in June, 2017:
Mon. 6/26 at 7:00pm or Tue. 6/27 at 7:00pm

Callbacks, if needed, Wed. 6/28 at 7:00pm

Audition Location:

Sanborn Auditorium on the 2nd Floor of Hingham Town Hall

210 Central St., Hingham, MA

​Auditions will be closed - a waiting room near the auditorium will be provided.


Details:
Be prepared to sing a minimum of 32 bars, preferably of a song from the show, and to participate in a dance audition.

All should wear clothes that allow for ease of motion. Ladies should wear character shoes. Men should wear jazz shoes. If auditioning for the tap number, bring your tap shoes.

Bring a recent photo and a performance resume. Audition forms will be provided at auditions but you may download the form at the bottom of this page, fill it out, and bring it with you.


Characters:

Adult Shrek
A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Adult Fiona
The beautiful princess of “Far Far Away,” she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek she eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Donkey
A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. A real chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also optimistic with heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Lord Farquaad
The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father; self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B2

Dragon
A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Gingy
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 will most likely be a puppet operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Pinocchio
The leader of the fairytale creatures. His nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, but overall everyone’s hero.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3

Teen Fiona

Teenage version of Fiona.

Gender: Female

Character's age is 16-17 (the actor's actual age may be slightly older or younger if she appears to be within the range)

Soprano


Young Fiona

Child version of Fiona

Gender: Female

Character's age is 11 (the actor's actual age may be slightly older or younger if she appears to be 11)

Soprano


Young Shrek

Child version of Shrek

Gender: Male

​Character's age is 7-8 (the actor's actual age may be slightly older if he appears to be within the range)


Ensemble (minimum age = 13)
Fairytale Creatures (e.g., Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Sugar Plum Fairy, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice); Angry Mob; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Tap Dancing Rats
 

REHEARSALS will start in late August and will take place 3 nights per week between Mondays and Thursdays. The final rehearsal schedule will be determined after casting. There may be some Sunday afternoon or evening rehearsals as well.

SITZPROBE (required):
Sat. Oct. 14, likely in the morning

TECH WEEK (required):
Mon. Oct. 16-Thur. Oct. 19

SHOW DATES (required):
Sat. Oct. 21 at 7:30pm, Sun. Oct. 22 at 2pm, Fri. Oct. 27 at 7:30pm, Sat. Oct. 28 at 7:30pm, and Sun. Oct. 29 at 2pm

Director: Lisa Pratt
Music Director: Mark Bono
Choreographer: Tara McSweeney Morrison