Campanile Productions: Shrek Auditions

When:
June 27, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Where:
Alhambra Theatre
507 South Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
USA

Shrek Auditions

Saturday, June 27, 2015

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Age 9-11 Auditions
This age group does not need to stay for dance auditions.10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Auditions for Age 12 and up
Plan to stay for dance audition.

Audition Location:
Alhambra Theater Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Performance Dates:
September 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th.
October 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th

Audition Forms can be downloaded in advance at
www.campanileproductions.com

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

  • There will also be four school matinee performances on September 24th and 25th.
  • There are 11 performances total.
  • About 35-45 actors are needed for this show.
  • No experience is necessary to be a part of the show! Additionally, there are several off-stage opportunities for those wanting to help with sets, props, costuming, lights, sound, box office, house manager, etc. Come see us at auditions to get involved. It’s a great way to spend time with the whole family!

Audition Requirements:

  • Come prepared with 32 measures (about a verse and a chorus) of a song of your choice.
  • No accompanist or piano will be provided.
  • We suggest using an accompaniment/karaoke track for your audition. An ipod/mp3 hook up will be available.
  • We STRONGLY discourage a cappella auditions.

 

There will be a dance /movement audition at the original auditions so please be dressed and ready to dance.

“Open Call” auditions
No appointment necessary
ALL ROLES OPEN.

*If cast, there is a show fee of $100.00 which may be paid by selling ads.*
In order to make a solid commitment to this production, there are some things you need to be aware of before you audition. This production is a musical in which ALL members of the cast are essential to its success.
It is only fair that you know what you are committing to, before you say “yes.”

Please bring a list of all potential conflicts starting on July 19th.  Rehearsal dates are listed below. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producer and agreed to by the Directors before casting can be confirmed.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
MUSIC/DANCE BOOT CAMP Rehearsals will begin July 19th.  This will be Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday – July 19th thru 23rd. During this week we will learn ALL the music for the entire show plus some of the Choreography. Times for the Boot Camp are: Sunday, July 19th 1:00-4:00pm, Monday, July 20th thru Thursday, July 23rd 6:30-8:30P.M.

Weekly rehearsal Schedule starts Tuesday July 28 and will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9:00pm.
Saturday rehearsals will be August 1st, 8th and 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This schedule will NOT change until we move in to the theater. What that means to you is that you will be able to plan family, work and personal activities around this schedule, knowing we won’t mess with it.  Please list ALL rehearsal conflicts on your audition form.

If you are sick and unable to attend a rehearsal, it is essential you call the director as early as possible.
A No CALL, No SHOW may result in being dismissed from the show.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Shrek
High Baritone/Tenor. Grouchy, crass, tough exterior with a well-hidden but soft interior. Bonus points for a Scottish accent. Solos: Big Bright Beautiful World, Who I’d Be, When Words Fail, Build A Wall. Duets: Travel Song, I Think I Got You Beat.

Fiona/Ogress Fiona
Alto/Soprano with high belt. Attempts to be a “perfect” princess but is rough-and-tumble underneath. Believes in storybook endings. Princess Fiona must be able to tap dance. Solos: I Know It’s Today, This Is How A Dream Comes True, Morning Person. Duet: I Think I Got You Beat.

Donkey
Male. Energetic and Excitable. High Baritone/Tenor or Alto. Must have platonic chemistry with Shrek. Look at the movie for inspiration, but make the character your own. Convince us! Solos: Don’t Let Me Go, Make A Move. Duet: Travel Song. Travel Song, measures 3 – 25

Lord Farquaad
High Baritone. Full of himself and a bit of a dictator. This part will be played entirely on your knees Farquaad is the lead singer in What’s Up Duloc; solo in Ballad of Farquaad.

Young Fiona
We will be looking for a young 9-11 year old per our age guidelines. Alto/Soprano. Appears in opening number and sings in “I Know It’s Today”. Will cast at least two girls in this role (one per weekend). Will also be a Duloc Citizen.

Teen Fiona
Alto/Soprano. Sings in “I Know It’s Today” and may also be a stand-in for adult Fiona in one scene. Will also be a Duloc Citizen.

Dragon Lead
Female, teen to adult. Acts as the head of the dragon and is primary singer of Forever. The dragon is also in the finale and post-bows song. Also will be a Duloc Citizen in What’s Up Duloc (optionally).

Dragon Ensemble
Female, teen to adult. Alto. Form the body of the dragon and sings in Forever. The dragon is also in the finale and post-bows song. Also will be Duloc Citizens in What’s Up Duloc (optionally).

Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, King Harold, Queen Lillian
Adults with small roles in the opening number. We do not expect Mama and Papa Ogre to have to wear green makeup, though we have not ruled it out, either. All four people will also be Duloc Citizens.

Little Shrek
9-11 years old. Non-speaking role in opening number. Will be in full green makeup. Will also be a Duloc citizen. Also doubles as Grumpy Dwarf

Featured Dancers
Potential featured dancer roles include Duloc Dancers (jazz – “Welcome To Duloc/What’s Up Duloc?”), Rats (tap – “Morning Person”), Skeletons (general dance “Forever), Three Blind Mice (general dance – “Make A Move”)Mice must also be great vocalists. We assume dancers will also want to be Duloc Citizens in the wedding, finale, and post-bows scenes. If you prefer to be considered for just the featured dance number(s), please note it on your audition form.

Fairytale Ensemble

All members of the Fairytale Ensemble (Gingy, Pinocchio, named characters, fairies, and elves) will appear in: Story Of My Life, Freak Flag, the wedding and finale, and I’m A Believer (post-bows).

Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy
Female. Alto belt with high riffs and ability to do a character voice. . Has significant scenes as well as a solo part in Freak Flag.

Pinocchio
Teen to adult. Male with good falsetto voice or Soprano/Alto. Significant lines as well as a solo part in Story of My Life.

Big Bad Wolf
Adult male. Must wear a dress. Has a number of lines.

Little Pig 1, Little Pig 2, Little Pig 3, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Sugar Plum Fairy, Ugly Duckling, Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf
These fairytale ensemble members are named in the script and have specific lines. Many also have individual lines in the songs Story of My Life and Freak Flag. All Fairytale Ensemble members appear in: Story of My Life, Freak Flag, the Finale, and I’m A Believer (post-bows).

Pied Piper
Has appearance and several lines in Morning Person. Potential for a little bit of tap dance, but not required.

Duloc Roles

All Duloc roles appear in: What’s Up Duloc, the wedding and finale, and I’m A Believer (post-bows). Additional appearances are described below.

Captain, Guards
Speaking roles with small ensemble numbers. “Banish” the fairytale characters during Story Of My Life (but not part of the song), have their own songs (Regiment #1 and Regiment Reprise), also part of Duloc songs.

Knights/Duloc Citizens

Defeated (dead) knights that had tried to win Princess Fiona but never made it past the dragon. Sing backup in“Forever”. Also Duloc Citizens in Duloc songs.

Villagers/Duloc Citizens
Torch-wielding mob in the opening number and Duloc Citizens in Duloc songs.

Bishop
Speaking part; performs the wedding. Also a Duloc Citizen.Audition Location: Alhambra Theater Hopkinsville Ky

Performance Dates: September 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th. October 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

There will also be four school matinee performances on September 24th and 25th.

There are 12 performances total.

About 35-45 actors are needed for this show.

No experience is necessary to be a part of the show! Additionally, there are several off-stage opportunities for those wanting to help with sets, props, costuming, lights, sound, box office, house manager, etc. Come see us at auditions to get involved. It’s a great way to spend time with the whole family!
You will find audition forms to fill out ahead of time on our website www.campanileproductions.com

Audition Requirements:
Come prepared with 32 measures (about a verse and a chorus) of a song of your choice. No accompanist or piano will be provided. We suggest using an accompaniment/karaoke track for your audition. An ipod/mp3 hook up will be available. We STRONGLY discourage a cappella auditions.

Please bring a list of all potential conflicts starting on July 18th . Rehearsal dates are listed below. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producer and agreed to by the Directors before casting can be confirmed.

There will be a dance /movement audition at the original auditions so please be dressed and ready to dance. “Open Call” auditions .No appointment necessary.. ALL ROLES OPEN.

If cast, there is a show fee of $100.00 which may be paid by selling ads.

In order to make a solid commitment to this production, there are some things you need to be aware of before you audition. This production is a musical in which ALL members of the cast are essential to its success.
It is only fair that you know what you are committing to, before you say “yes.” So here are the basics:

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin July 19th with a Music/Dance Boot Camp. This will be Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday – July 19th thru 23rd. During this week we will learn ALL the music for the entire show plus some of the Choreography. Times for the Boot Camp are: Sunday, July 19th 1:00-4:00pm, Monday, July 20th thru Thursday, July 23rd 6:30-8:30.

Weekly rehearsal Schedule starts Tuesday July 25 and will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9:00pm. Saturday rehearsals will be August 1st, 8th and 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This schedule will NOT change until we move in to the theater. What that means to you is that you will be able to plan family, work and personal activities around this schedule, knowing we won’t mess with it.
Please list ALL rehearsal conflicts on your audition form.
If you are sick and unable to attend a rehearsal, it is essential you call the director as early as possible.
A No CALL, No SHOW may result in being dismissed from the show.

Character Breakdown:
Shrek
High Baritone/Tenor. Grouchy, crass, tough exterior with a well-hidden but soft interior. Bonus points for a Scottish accent. Solos: Big Bright Beautiful World, Who I’d Be, When Words Fail, Build A Wall. Duets: Travel Song, I Think I Got You Beat.

Fiona/Ogress Fiona
Alto/Soprano with high belt. Attempts to be a “perfect” princess but is rough-and-tumble underneath. Believes in storybook endings. Princess Fiona must be able to tap dance. Solos: I Know It’s Today, This Is How A Dream Comes True, Morning Person. Duet: I Think I Got You Beat.

Donkey
Male. Energetic and Excitable. High Baritone/Tenor or Alto. Must have platonic chemistry with Shrek. Look at the movie for inspiration, but make the character your own. Convince us! Solos: Don’t Let Me Go, Make A Move. Duet: Travel Song. Travel Song, measures 3 – 25

Lord Farquaad
High Baritone. Full of himself and a bit of a dictator. This part will be played entirely on your knees Farquaad is the lead singer in What’s Up Duloc; solo in Ballad of Farquaad.

Young Fiona
We will be looking for a young 9-11 year old per our age guidelines. Alto/Soprano. Appears in opening number and sings in “I Know It’s Today”. Will cast at least two girls in this role (one per weekend). Will also be a Duloc Citizen.

Teen Fiona
Alto/Soprano. Sings in “I Know It’s Today” and may also be a stand-in for adult Fiona in one scene. Will also be a Duloc Citizen.

Dragon Lead
Female, teen to adult. Acts as the head of the dragon and is primary singer of Forever. The dragon is also in the finale and post-bows song. Also will be a Duloc Citizen in What’s Up Duloc (optionally).

Dragon Ensemble
Female, teen to adult. Alto. Form the body of the dragon and sings in Forever. The dragon is also in the finale and post-bows song. Also will be Duloc Citizens in What’s Up Duloc (optionally).

Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, King Harold, Queen Lillian
Adults with small roles in the opening number. We do not expect Mama and Papa Ogre to have to wear green makeup, though we have not ruled it out, either. All four people will also be Duloc Citizens.

Little Shrek
9-11 years old. Non-speaking role in opening number. Will be in full green makeup. Will also be a Duloc citizen. Also doubles as Grumpy Dwarf

Featured Dancers
Potential featured dancer roles include Duloc Dancers (jazz – “Welcome To Duloc/What’s Up Duloc?”), Rats (tap – “Morning Person”), Skeletons (general dance “Forever), Three Blind Mice (general dance – “Make A Move”)Mice must also be great vocalists. We assume dancers will also want to be Duloc Citizens in the wedding, finale, and post-bows scenes. If you prefer to be considered for just the featured dance number(s), please note it on your audition form.

Fairytale Ensemble

All members of the Fairytale Ensemble (Gingy, Pinocchio, named characters, fairies, and elves) will appear in: Story Of My Life, Freak Flag, the wedding and finale, and I’m A Believer (post-bows).

Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy
Female. Alto belt with high riffs and ability to do a character voice. . Has significant scenes as well as a solo part in Freak Flag.

Pinocchio
Teen to adult. Male with good falsetto voice or Soprano/Alto. Significant lines as well as a solo part in Story of My Life.

Big Bad Wolf
Adult male. Must wear a dress. Has a number of lines.

Little Pig 1, Little Pig 2, Little Pig 3, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Sugar Plum Fairy, Ugly Duckling, Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf
These fairytale ensemble members are named in the script and have specific lines. Many also have individual lines in the songs Story of My Life and Freak Flag. All Fairytale Ensemble members appear in: Story of My Life, Freak Flag, the Finale, and I’m A Believer (post-bows).

Pied Piper
Has appearance and several lines in Morning Person. Potential for a little bit of tap dance, but not required.

Duloc Roles

All Duloc roles appear in: What’s Up Duloc, the wedding and finale, and I’m A Believer (post-bows). Additional appearances are described below.

Captain, Guards
Speaking roles with small ensemble numbers. “Banish” the fairytale characters during Story Of My Life (but not part of the song), have their own songs (Regiment #1 and Regiment Reprise), also part of Duloc songs.

Knights/Duloc Citizens

Defeated (dead) knights that had tried to win Princess Fiona but never made it past the dragon. Sing backup in “Forever”. Also Duloc Citizens in Duloc songs.

Villagers/Duloc Citizens
Torch-wielding mob in the opening number and Duloc Citizens in Duloc songs.

Bishop
Speaking part; performs the wedding. Also a Duloc Citizen.