SHREK auditions announcement

Open Auditions for the Palace Fall Musical production will take place July 30 & 31st

 

The Palace Theater is proud to announce the title for the 22nd annual fall musical production: SHREK!

We are looking for a cast of all stars to fill the stage for this year’s show.

SHREK AUDITIONS

TUESDAY JULY 30
Keiki 12 and under 4:30pm – 6pm
13+ from 6:15pm – 9:30pm

WEDNESDAY JULY 31
Keiki 12 and under 4:30pm – 6pm
13+ from 6:15pm – 9:30pm

THURSDAY AUGUST 1
Callbacks starting at 5pm for keiki
13+ from 6pm

SHOW OPENS: Friday, October 4 at 7:00pm
CLOSING PERFORMANCE: Sunday, October 20 at 2:30pm

 

 

 

Director: Jennie Kaneshiro
Assistant Director: Robin Ziroli
Choreography: Mana Ho’opai, Jasmine Serrano, Megan Rohrbacher
Music Director: Chris Sargent
Vocal Director: Maika’i Nash

Please complete the form before auditions begin on Tue, July 30. If you have any trouble with the form or have questions, please email us at fallmusical24@hilopalace.com. Mahalo!

Please note: except for parent/guardians of keiki, auditions are closed to anyone not auditioning that evening.

Keiki Auditions – Tue July 30 & Wed July 31 – 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Keiki 12 years and under only.
Prepare 16 measures of a song (please provide track info in pre-registration form).
Will learn and perform a short dance combo. Please wear comfortable movement clothes.

Adult Auditions – Tue July 30 and Wed July 31 – 6:15 – 9:30 pm
All auditioners must participate in singing and dancing auditions.
Dance auditions will be from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm; please wear comfortable movement clothes; you will learn and perform a short dance combo.
There will be optional advanced tap auditions for the adult group, please bring tap shoes if youd like to participate. Vocal auditions will be from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm; please prepare 16-32 measures of a song that shows your range and acting ability (please provide track info in pre-registration form)

Callbacks – Thu Aug 1 – 5:00 pm
You will be notified by email with audition information if a callback is required. If you do not receive an invitation to callbacks, it does not mean you are not cast in the show.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

 

SHREK
(Male – High Baritone) – Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in 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. Excellent singer and actor.

PRINCESS FIONA
(Female – Soprano / High Belter) – 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 multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing; tap dancing is a plus.

DONKEY
(Any Gender – High Baritone / Tenor or Alto with High Belt) – 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 the ogre’s good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality.

LORD FARQUAAD
(Male – High Baritone) – 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. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show.

DRAGON
(Female – Alto with Big Belt) – 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. She sings “Forever” with her Knight back-up singers. May double as a fairytale creature..

PINOCCHIO
(Any Gender – Tenor with falsetto or Soprano / Alto) – The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.”

PAPA OGRE
(Male – High Baritone) – Shrek’s father. Sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.

MAMA OGRE
(Female – Alto) – Shrek’s mother. Sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.

YOUNG SHREK / Age 8 – 13
(Any Vocal Part) – Plays Young Shrek in “Big, Bright, Beautiful World”. May double as a fairytale creature.

YOUNG FIONA / 8 – 13
(Female – Soprano with Strong Belt) – Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. May double as a fairytale creature.

TEEN FIONA / 14 – 18
(Female – Soprano with Strong Belt / 14+) – Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona. May double as a fairytale creature.

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY / GINGY
(Female) – 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. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which may be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy. Comedic voice required.

3 LITTLE PIGS
(Males, – Tenors or Baritones with ability to sing tight harmony and German Accent) – Fairytale creatures with solo / trio work in “Story of My Life,” “Freak Flag” and “This is Our Story.”

FAIRYTALE CREATURES
(All have featured roles, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action) – Wicked Witch, Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother.

DANCERS
Will dance in a number of scenes including Duloc Citizens, Dragon Skeletons, Dancing Rats, Blind Mice. Tap dance is a plus.

ENSEMBLE CHARACTER ROLES
These include (but are not limited to) Townspeople, Thelonius the Executioner, Knights, Pied Piper, Dragon Singers, Priest, Blind Mice, Magic Mirror, Grumpy Dwarf.

SHREK is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com.