Shrek The MusicalOpen Auditions for Shrek The Musical
Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Call the box office at 507-282-8481 to schedule an audition 
Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.

About the Show:
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 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.
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for serious courage to stand up for what you believe in, and be true to yourself. 

Dance Requirements: Standard. (We will be looking for a core team of dancers to be featured in numerous numbers*. Singing ability is a plus but not necessary for core dancers*). Actors should dress for movement and wear sensible shoes. No flip flops or sandals please.
Singing Requirements: Please prepare a song from Shrek The Musical (Song suggestions are available at the box office) accompanist will be available and a capella is discouraged. 
Acting Requirements: Acting Sides will be distributed at audition, No other prep is required. Some roles require prosthetic make up. Please disclose any allergies you have at auditions.
There are roles for puppeteers in this production.

We are committed to building creative and dynamic opportunities with no discrimination on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations. All are welcome and encouraged to audition. 

Callback auditions and DANCE CORE AUDITIONS are scheduled for July 21 from 1-3 p.m. Actors will be notified if needed at Callbacks. 

*Dance Requirements: We will be looking for a core team of dancers to be featured in numerous numbers. Singing ability is a plus but not necessary for core dancers. Please dress for movement and wear sensible shoes. No flip flops or sandals please.
DANCE CORE AUDITIONS are scheduled for July 21 from 1-3 p.m. Call Box office to confirm your attendance. Plan to be at the theatre early to fill out an audition form. 

DANCE CORE CHARACTERS: Guards; Knights; Tap dancing Rats; Duloc Dancers. 

Character Breakdown

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.
Age: 25 to 45

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.
Age: 20 to 40

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.
Age: 20 to 35

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. MUST BE ABLE TO WALK ON KNEES. 
Age: 30 to 45

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.
Age: 25 to 45

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. 
Age: 20 to 40

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.
Age: 20 to 40
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) 

DANCE CORE: Guards; Knights; Rats; Duloc Dancers 



  • Pre-registration stronly encouraged, a timeslot will be assigned to you, which will help avoid waiting times.. 

  • Auditions at the Civic are always open to the public and never precast.

  • Rochester Civic Theatre Company practices color-blind casting and encourages people of all races, creeds, and cultures to audition.

  • Rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the auditions. 

  • For musical auditions: please prepare a song to sing at the audition. Bring the sheet music for an accompanist. Wear something comfortable to dance/move at the audition.

  • For non-musical auditions: Scripts are available to check out with a small deposit fee ($10) at the box office. Stop by the box office for details. Scripts must be returned to the box office by Monday before the audition dates.

  • Cast info is subject to change. Check this page often or contact Box Office for the current information.