St James Players
Peterboroughs Premier Theater Company

Shrek The Musical


Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.



Auditions May 12 1PM - 4PM, May 13 2PM - 5PM May 14 7PM - 10PM


Directed by Drew Mills and Nate Axcell
Please prepare a 30 second song that really shows off your vocal talents. Bring sheet music or backing track if you wish. Wear clothing that you will be comfortable performing a simple dance number in.

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Roles to Audition For!

Below are the guidelines for how to cast the show. This doesn't mean that we HAVE to cast the show this way. If you think you've got what it takes for a role and you're dying to play that part then audition for it! Prove to us that you're perfect for the role.


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.
Gender: Male
Age:Young adult - Adult
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: A2


Princess 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.
Gender: Female
Age: Young adult - Adult
Vocal range top: G6
Vocal range bottom: F3


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.
Gender: Male
Age: Young adult - Adult
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C3


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. Possibly doubles as GUARD in swamp and KNIGHT in "Forever".
Gender: Male
Age: Young adult - Adult
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B2


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. Possibly doubles as MAMA BEAR and DULOC PERFORMER
Gender: Female
Age: Young adult - adult
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3


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.
Gender: Female
Age: Young adult - adult
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3


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. Possibly doubles as DULOC PERFORMER and KNIGHT in "Forever".
Gender: Male
Age: Any Age
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3


Wolf
Famous adversary of Little Red Riding Hood. Possibly doubles as THELONIUS, DULOC PERFORMER, KNIGHT in "Forever", BISHOP, GRUMPY DWARF.
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult - Adult
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3


Ensemble
Age: Any
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