auditions thank you page
Thank you for your interest in taking part in our production of Shrek the Musical.
Audition material is available on our website by clicking here Shrek Audition Downloads
Auditions to be held at Amblecote Methodist Church, High St, Stourbridge DY8 4BX (access via rear entrance off Platts Road)
Thursday 15th August - 7.30pm to 10pm - Children and Assorted Fairytale characters (to be advised)
Saturday 17th August - 9am to 4pm - Prinicipals and Assorted Fairytale characters
· Young Fiona – Maximum height at time of auditions – 4’8”
· Young Shrek/Grumpy (doubling part) – Maximum height at time of auditions – 4’8”
· Baby Bear – Maximum height at time of auditions – 5’2”
· Shoemakers Elf - Maximum height at time of auditions – 5’2”
· Fiona – Would be advantageous to have tap dancing experience
· Accents – Shrek to have the Scottish accent associated with the character all other characters to use American accents.
· Character genders should match the script as closely as possible
Apart from those above there are no restrictions for auditions, all other characters, including principal parts, are open to everyone. There will be a short group movement audition and everyone will be required to sing solo as strong vocals are a requirement of the show. Those auditioning for principal roles may be asked to undertake a more extensive movement audition at the discretion of the audition panel.
Auditionees are to audition for 1 part only – multiple auditions are not required.
Due to restrictions with costumes, Fairytale characters and others where applicable will be doubling up as guards/rats/knights/puppeteers/blind mice etc. there will be no general chorus or a separate dance troupe. This means there will be no general chorus and dancer auditions so everyone wanting to take part will need to audition for a part from the list below.
As places on onstage are not guaranteed, for this year only, we will not be asking for membership fees to be paid in advance of auditioning. Membership fees are to be paid within 4 weeks of the 1st rehearsal.
If you have any questions not answered above or problems accessing the audition material then please email [email protected]