Upcoming Auditions

Thank you to all who came out and auditioned for Shrek: The Musical! We are so lucky to have such a talented group of individuals in our area and look forward to working with each and every one of you in the future. 

AUDITION for SHREK: THE MUSICAL​

WHEN: July 25 | 7pm-9pm & July 27 | 2pm-4pm

WHERE: Prairie Players Civic Theatre

WHO: Open to all! No experience necessary.

Join us during one of our open audition dates and let your freak flag fly! No Sign up required. 

Participants will be asked to perform a short excerpt from a song of their choosing (no explicit material allowed), to be performed a capella, and will be asked to read from the script. Participants will also be expected to learn and perform a short dance sequence (no experience necessary). Dress comfortably! 

Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early.

 

If you require assistance, or if you wish to schedule a private audition, please contact Lily Blouin (Director) at info@cppgalesburg.com

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Know the show! Check out the synopsis and character list below. If possible, read the script.

  • Choose a song that shows off your strengths. Songs from the show are encouraged but not required.

  • Memorize your song.

  • Dress in clothes that allow you to move with comfort and creativity.

  • Arrive early.

  • Warm up your body and voice beforehand.

  • Be prepared to look at your schedule and identify any possible rehearsal conflicts.

  • Be friendly and respectful.

  • Be confident (you've got this!).

  • Have fun!

IMPORTANT DATES

 

AUDITIONS: July 25 & 27

 

REHEARSALS: (August-October) Mondays and Thursdays, from 6pm-8pm, and every other Saturday from 10am-2pm, except during tech week. Occasional Tuesday rehearsals will be scheduled based on actor availability. Rehearsals 

will begin Monday, August 19.

 

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT / MEET AND GREET: July 29 | 6pm-8pm (Mandatory Attendance). 

 

TECH WEEK: Saturday Oct. 6-10 (Mandatory Attendance)

PERFORMANCES: October 11, 12, & 13 (matinee)

ABOUT THE SHOW

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical TYA is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there is more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, 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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

 

Shrek
Our story's title character. 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.

Princess Fiona
The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.

Donkey
A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad's guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek's looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart.

Lord Farquaad
The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princes 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. 

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.


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. 

Pinocchio
The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying. 

Wolf
Famous adversary of Little Red Riding Hood. 

Ensemble
Fairytale Creatures (Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, The Seven Dwarves, Three Blind Mice, Puss in Boots, The Dish and the Spoon and the Cow and the Moon); Citizens of Duloc; Guards; Knights; Dancing Rats

CONTACT OUR OFFICE

Christina Smith

info@cppgalesburg.com

Tel: 309-344-2600 ext. 204

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