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Auditions for our summer musical will take place at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center 5425 Center Street Hilliard, Ohio Sat. May 25th at 10 am & Sun. May 26th at 2 pm.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical 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’s more to the story than meets the ears.

This production is a non-paid, community theatre opportunity. Everyone and anyone in the Central Ohio area, entering 9th grade and older, are invited to audition.

At this time there is no need for an appointment.

We request that you bring a photo with your name on it. It does not have to be formal or fancy. If you’ve never done a show with us before, it will help us remember who you are.

Those auditioning should be prepared to:

-Sing a portion (16 bars) of a prepared song that shows your vocal range (it’s ok if it comes from the show). A pianist will be available.
-Participate in a cold reading from the script (for those wishing a speaking role)
-Participate in a dance audition

Callbacks will be scheduled if/as necessary. Not being called back does not mean that you are not in the show. Likewise, being called back does not guarantee participation. If needed, callbacks will be held on Tuesday, May, 28th at 7:30pm.

A cast list is posted on the HAC website and an email sent out once it is final and all roles are filled.

Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, May 29th at 7pm and are generally held M-Th 7-9 pm, Sat. 9-11 am and Sun. 2-4 pm

Performance dates and location:

Hilliard Darby High School, July 12th, 13th & 14th

If you have questions, please email us at: hilliardartscouncil@gmail.com. Please put “HAC – Shrek Auditions ” in the subject line.

**Please note that by auditioning, you are obligating yourself to a considerable rehearsal and performance process.

Be certain that you are willing and able to make this commitment. After the auditions, all who audition are contacted via email regarding casting decisions. An announcement is made at auditions, to let auditionees know when they should expect to hear from the production team.

Casting decisions are ultimately made by the Director, Music Director and Choreographer and are final. HAC reserves the right to recast a part if a performer behaves in a manner that is deemed detrimental to the production.

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range: G#4-A2

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.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: G5-F3

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 optimistic with heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: B4-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: D5-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: Eb5-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. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: C#5-B3

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range: F#4-E3

Ensemble
Fairytale Creatures (Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice); Angry Mob; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Rats