Everyone's favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning, smash-hit film.
Directed/Choreographed by Lindsay Maron with Musical Direction by Geoffrey Ko
Auditions Open to Ages 13+ with some roles available for ages 7-12!
In Person Rehearsals and Filming
"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.
This 90-minute version will rehearse virtually/in person and will be filmed in person at Camp Riverbend in Warren, NJ Performances will be streamed remotely! Click here to read about our safety guidelines for in person rehearsals.
Vocal auditions by appointment on Mon. March 29 and Tues. March 30, Dance auditions on Wed. March 31
Held by appointment on Tuesday, April 6th.
REHEARSALS & FILMING
April 16-May 23
Virtual Rehearsals : Fridays 6:00-9:30 (and some Saturdays/Sundays between 3:30-7:30)
In Person Rehearsals: Saturdays and Sundays between 3:30-7:30 at Camp Riverbend
Not all performers will be called for the full duration of each rehearsal/film date and not everyone will be called everyday. The rehearsal/filming schedule will be created based on conflicts given at auditions.
The production will stream June 18-27
More details to come!
$495 participation fee* if cast which includes 6 weeks of instruction, costumes and props, and a souvenir t-shirt!
*Scholarships available if needed. Our mission is to make theatre as accessible as possible. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if cost is a limiting factor and we will work with you to develop a solution.
Callback instructions will be emailed by the end of the day on Saturday, April 3. All material can be found below!
Big Bright Beautiful World
I Know It's Today (1)
Story of My Life
Make a Move
I Know It's Today (2)
What's Up Duloc
Meet the Characters!
All roles are open to all performers. We are looking for diverse casts who can embody the heart and soul of each of these beloved characters. All performers will be featured throughout the production and most actors will play multiple roles! Some/all roles may be double cast.
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.
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.
Princess Fiona as a child
Princess Fiona as a teenager
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Featured Roles (all with solo speaking and/or singing lines)
Fairytale Creatures (Three Pigs, Peter Pan, Ugly Duckling, Baby Bear, Mama Bear, Big Bad Wolf, Wicked Witch), Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, Grumpy Dwarf, Thelonius, Three Blind Mice, Bishop, Guard, Knights
Big Bright Beautiful World (Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, Shrek)
Story of My Life (Fairytale Creatures)
What's Up Duloc (Lord Farquaad, Duloc Performers)
I Know It's Today (Young Fiona, Teen Fiona, Princess Fiona)
Travel Song (Donkey, Shrek)
Forever (Dragon, Donkey, Knights)
This is How a Dream Comes True (Princess Fiona)
Who I'd Be (Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey)
Morning Person (Princess Fiona)
I Think I Got You Beat (Princess Fiona, Shrek)
Make a Move (Donkey, Three Blind Mice)
When Words Fail (Shrek)
Morning Person Reprise (Princess Fiona)
Big Bright Beautiful World Reprise (Shrek)
Freak Flag (Fairytale Creatures)
Finale: This Is Our Story (Princess Fiona, Shrek, Company)