Auditions: Shrek the Musical Jr.
For student actors grades 2-8 | Directed by Mary Scarlata-Rowe
To register your child for this production,
5th – 8th grades: You have a choice of auditioning on Monday 10/27 or Tuesday 10/28 between 6pm– 8 pm at the HCA. Drop-ins are welcome, but scheduling an audition helps minimize the wait time. Audition times will be done in 30 minute blocks with up to 6 kids per block. To schedule an audition time, please email Sandee Buckley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each participant should prepare one verse of any Broadway, Disney or Pixar movie/show tune that best showcases their pitch and range. (No pop songs please). They may also be asked to read from the script SIDE 1, SIDE 2, SIDE 3, SIDE 4, so please have them review the audition readings. Please bring a picture of your child to go along with their audition form.
2nd – 4th grades: Saturday 11/1 from 10 am – 11:30 am at the HCA. No appointment required. Kids in this grade range are asked to come meet the director. Singing is optional. Mary will have them do some improvisational exercises. Please bring a picture of your child to go along with their audition form.
Saturdays beginning 11/15 between 10 am – 2pm (NOT ALL KIDS WILL BE CALLED for the full block of time). Certain characters will also be called for Tuesday and/or Thursday evening rehearsals.
Rehearsals will generally take place at either the Hopkinton High School or at the HCA. There will likely be one or more rehearsals during the December holiday school break
There will be callbacks for the main roles on Saturday 11/1 beginning at 12 pm at the HCA (98 Hayden Rowe). An email will go out to those kids that are requested for a callback. In some cases the Director may not need to conduct callbacks for certain characters.
The performances are scheduled to take place January 16 – 18th at the Hopkinton Middle School. A character list is provided below.
To read more about the play and hear song samples, go to the MTI website: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000423
|BIG BAD WOLF||
He doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he’s a pretty wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood’s grandmother’s dressing gown.
|CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD||Needs someone who has a big, booming voice and who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.|
|DONKEY||A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time|
|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.|
|DWARF||Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father.|
|ENSEMBLE||GUARDS, DULOC PERFORMERS, PUSS IN BOOTS, ROOSTER, PIED PIPER, RATS, BISHOP, BIRDS, TREES, DEER, WOODLAND CREATURES, FAIRYTALE CREATURES|
|FIONA||She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy.|
|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|
|KNIGHTS||The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon.|
|LORD FARQUAAD||A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible.|
|MAMA OGRE and PAPA OGRE||Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.|
|PETER PAN||The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story.|
|PINOCCHIO||The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures.|
|SHREK||He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as they story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart.|
|STORYTELLERS||These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward|
|UGLY DUCKLING||He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts|