Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” will be held on May 18 & 19 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on the campus of Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Kentucky.
“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.
“Shrek the Musical” will require a cast of 30+ ranging in age from elementary on up to senior citizen. The bulk of the principle roles and ensemble calls for teenagers to 40 somethings but there are a few roles for the young and the not so young. Children need to be able to read and a parent will need to be present at rehearsals if the child is cast. Auditions will be held on stage at the Glema Center on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. Callbacks are planned for Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. Those auditioning should have a prepared song, preferably not one from the show. The Glema Center will provide an accompanist, CD player, & MP3 player. An a capella selection will be allowed but is not the preferred choice. No prepared monologue is needed. Please dress comfortably for movement. Those interested in auditioning who would like more information or who have a conflict with audition dates should email email@example.com
Artistic staff for this production includes Brad Downall (Director), Chris Tolliver (Music Director), Jana Clark (Choreographer), and Cory Mullins (Conductor). Performances are July 17-19, 2015 at the Glema Center with regularly scheduled rehearsals beginning June 1. Rehearsals will be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, adding Wednesday and weekend rehearsals closer to production dates. Also, there will be openings for technical volunteers. Those interested in either performing or backstage/technical work are encouraged to attend auditions.
July 17 & 18, 2015 ∙ 7 p.m. ∙ July 19, 2015 ∙ 2 p.m. Tickets: $16 (Children 12 & under half-price) (general admission)
Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, 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. Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!
Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Music by Jeanine Tesori
Produced by arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Sponsored by Don & Mary Susan Fishman with Additional support provided by The Enduring Legacy of Mrs. Glema Mahr