AUDITIONS for Shrek The Musical

Directed by Christine Taylor

Musical Director James Joinville

Choreographer Alice Rainka

Audition dates: Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6 - both evenings beginning at 6:30pm.

Rehearsal dates: Sunday evenings at 6pm, Monday and Wednesdays beginning at 7pm - starting April 19

Performance dates: June 12 - 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings, a short dance routine, and a singing audition.  The cold readings will be provided at the auditions, the dance routine will be taught by the choreographer at the auditions.  In advance, you should prepare 16 - 32 measures of a song that shows your vocal range and prowess.  You may either choose a song in Shrek The Musical or bring sheet music for a song of your chosing.

Pre-registration to audition is strongly encouraged.  Sign up here

Actors 16 and up are invited to audition for lead roles and ensemble.  There are two roles (Young Fiona and Young Shrek) suitable for younger children.

All roles are open!

Shrek Our story's title character. 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.

Fiona 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.

Donkey 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.

Lord Farquaad 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.

Dragon 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.

Gingy 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. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.

Pinocchio 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.

Ensemble Fairytale Creatures (Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice); Angry Mob; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Rats

 

 

AUDITIONS for A Little Night Music

Presented in collaboration with Greater Worcester Opera

Will be held: Thursday, October 24 & Friday, October 25

To register for an audition slot, click here

GWO is auditioning for our March 2020 productions of A Little Night Music (performed at Stageloft Repertory Theater in Sturbridge, March 6-15) and A Puccini Double-Bill: Act II of La Bohème, and Suor Angelica(performed in English translation at Calliope Theater, Boylston, May 29-June 7). All roles are open. Download the AUDITION FORM

Basic rehearsal schedule is Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings for 2 months.  For both shows, stage director is Richard Monroe and music director is Aldo Fabrizi. Pianist for the Sondheim is John Leslie.  Pianist for the Puccini is Yelena Beriyeva.

For A Little Night Music: Prepare a 2 minute excerpt of any Sondheim piece.  There will also be cold readings from the script.  Character breakdown and vocal ranges

For Puccini Double-Bill: Prepare a 2 minute excerpt of any Puccini aria.  Also prepare a 2 minute excerpt of any aria or musical theater piece in English so we can hear your diction.  If you are also auditioning for the Sondheim, that piece will serve as your English excerpt.

Singers may audition for both productions, or just one.

In cases of equal talent, performers with a history at GWO, and/or performers in the Central and Western MA area will be given preference in casting.  However, we encourage all interested parties to audition.

Callbacks, if needed, will be held on November 4.

If a performer wishes to be in the ensemble only, they may email a bio and resume to: contact@greaterworcesteropera.org to see if an audition is necessary.  Smaller roles in Suor Angelicamay be cast from the ensemble at a later audition.

Audition Location: 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, MA