Thursday, December 5th – Vocal Selections (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
Actors will be taught several different pieces from the production that they can practice and choose to audition with the next day. Even actors who have prepared their own audition piece for Friday should attend, as they might be asked to sing one of the selections if they are auditioning for a lead or supporting lead.
Please find the specific selections for each character below (sheet music), as well as hyperlinks to the specific parts in the song.
Shrek Audition Music – from “Big Bright Beautiful World” and “When Words Fail“
Fiona Audition Music – from “This is How a Dream Comes True” and “Morning Person“
Donkey Audition Music – from “Don’t Let Me Go“
Farquaad Audition Music – from “What’s Up Duloc?“
Dragon Audition Music – from “Forever“
Pinocchio Audition Music – from “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag“
Gingy Audition Music – from “Freak Flag“
Ogre Fiona Audition Music – from “Who I’d Be“
Ensemble Audition Music – from “Freak Flag“
Friday, December 6th – Vocal Auditions (2:45pm – 6:00pm)
Please prepare 16-32 bars from a musical of your choice to perform. If you would prefer to not prepare your own musical audition, please sing one of the pieces taught on December 5th.
Saturday, December 7th – Dance Auditions & Cold Readings (8:00am – 1:00pm)
For the Dance Audition, actors will be taught a short dance combination and will then be asked to perform it. Please wear comfortable clothing. A tutorial on the dance will be posted online.
For cold readings, actors will be asked to read for different characters from the script.
Monday, December 9th – Continue Cold Readings (2:45pm – 4:45pm)
An Important Note Regarding Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre is a production class at GBHS, meaning that you must be enrolled in the 4th period spring course to be in the cast of Shrek. Please do not make a schedule change prior to auditions – if you are cast in the show, counselors will help make the appropriate changes. It is your responsibility to know your schedule and its flexibility, and being cast in the show does not guarantee a schedule change from administration. Please do not audition if you can’t afford to drop one of your currently enrolled classes.
Additionally, being enrolled in the class prior to auditions does not guarantee you role in Shrek.
Rehearsals and Performances:
Almost all rehearsal will be in class. Exceptions are:
The evenings of: April 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10
There will also be a matinee performance on May 10.
The production staff includes:
Kyle Holmes – Director
David Taylor – Musical Director
Megan Cooper – Assistant Musical Director
Desiree Milburn – Choreographer
Lynn Lewis – Conductor
Steve Givens – Audio Engineer
The cast of Shrek the Musical will range from 35-45 students. Many students will be double cast as several roles (i.e. a fairytale creature and a Duloc guard) to ensure that class time is fully utilized for each student.
Shrek Character List
Shrek – Range: A2 – G#4
Princess Fiona – Range: F3 – G6
Donkey – Range: C3 – B4
Lord Farquaad – Range: B2 – D5
Dragon/Tinkerbell – Range: F3 – Eb5
Pinocchio – Range: E3 – F#4
Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy – Range: B3 – C#5
Ogre Fiona/Mama Ogre
Fairy Tale Creatues
Big Bad Wolf
Blind Mouse 1
Blind Mouse 2
Blind Mouse 3
Dwarf (Farquaad’s Dad)
Captain of the Guards