Swamp Meadow Community Theatre’s Summer Children’s Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for our summer show!
Shrek The Musical, Jr will run Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Auditions are Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, 6-9 pm. Callbacks Monday, May 14, 6-9 pm
Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a musical that best showcases your voice, and bring an mp3 sample on CD, phone, or be prepared a capella.
Audition sides are available here.
All roles are open and available, please see director’s notes for each part:
Storytellers (Gender: any; Age: 10+ Vocals:decent)
Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward, s bold, and energetic young actors.
Shrek (Gender: any; Age: 14+; Vocals:a strong tenor/bass)
He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer, but most importantly, a young actor who is an excellent actor with comedic chops.
Fiona (Gender: female; Age: 14+; Vocals:a very strong soprano)
She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy. A girl who can do it all: act, sing, and dance. This is a premier role for a natural performer with a lovable spirit.
Young Fiona (Gender: female; Age: 6+; Vocals: a good,alto)
Young Fiona is a younger version of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
Teen Fiona (Gender: female; Age: 10+; Vocals: a good,alto/soprano)
Teen Fiona is a younger version of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
Lord Farquaad (Gender: male; Age: 13+; Vocals: good)
A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, your very best comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.
Donkey (Gender: any; Age: any; Vocals: strong)
A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” An experienced performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character.Complements Shrek well as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.
Dragon (Gender: female; Age: 14+; Vocals:a strong soul/pop singer)
A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.
Mama Ogre (Gender: female; Age: 10+; Vocals: wide range “belting”) Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Papa Ogre (Gender: male; Age: 10+; Vocals: wide range “belting”)
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Little Ogre (Gender: male; Age: 6-7; Vocals:N/A)
A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.
Pinocchio (Gender: any; Age: 14+; Vocals: good singing/character voice) The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures.
The Three Little Pigs (Gender: Verys; Age: 9+; Vocals: decent vocals)
Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. It isn’t necessary that they look identical; focus on finding a fun and dynamic trio.
Ugly Duckling (Gender: any; Age: 6+; Vocals: decent vocals)
He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a new performer.
The Three Bears (Gender: Any; Age: 6+; Vocals: good vocals)
Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who have little performing experience but make a complementary group.
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Wicked Witch (Gender: female; Age: 9+; Vocals: big and loud singing voice)
A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality.
Big Bad Wolf (Gender: Any; Age: 10+; Vocals: big and loud singing voice)
Doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother’s dressing gown. This is a fun role for a newcomer to the stage.
Gingy (Gender: Any; Age: 10+; Vocals: good vocals)
A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. A performer with great energy.
Peter Pan (Gender: Any; Age: 12+; Vocals: decent vocals)
The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story)
Captain Of The Guard (Gender: Any; Age: 12+; Vocals:big and loud)
This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn’t have to have a lot of stage experience but, have a big, booming voice and who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.
Knights (Gender: Any; Age: 10+; Vocals: big singers)
The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon.Young performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.
Dwarf (Gender: Male; Age: 8+; Vocals:decent vocals)
Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.
Ensemble (The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures) Gender: any; Age 6+: Vocals: decent
The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. A diverse group of kids with lots of personality and different strengths. Proficient singers but most importantly, great actors. Other standout ensemble roles include: The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical.