Youth Musical Theatre Production of Shrek Jr.

$60 / Month for 3 months

Recommended ages: 13-18
Rehearsals Mondays 6PM to 8PM
Rehearsals start September 23
Show dates: December 13 & 14

The Fall 2019 production of Shrek Jr. here at the Foundry Center for the Arts is sure to be a great time. This show is focused on our middle school / high school age students looking to have fun singing, dancing, and acting in an on-stage theatre production.

Our theatre productions at the Foundry are (of course) about creating a great show, and we expect our students (and parents) to understand the responsibility and commitment to the production needed to do our best job possible. However, even more than the quality of the show itself, we value the quality of the experience. We love to have fun, learn, and offer our best at the same time, so expect your child to be enthusiastic about participation and anxiously looking forward to every moment they can spend here – because that is the way we like it!

We also enjoy getting to know the parents and including them in as much of the fun as possible. So get ready for a great time  and sign up. We can’t wait to see you!

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions

  • September 21st in the Foundry Theater from  9:00AM to 1:00PM – you will choose a time slot when you register online.
  • Shrek Jr. is a music and dance intensive show, with several different elements not seen in the animated movie.
  • Please arrive 15 Minutes before your audition time to check in and take your child’s headshot.
  • Closed toe shoes are required. Jazz shoes are ideal. No flip flops or Bare Feet.
  • Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.
  • Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely (skirts must have shorts or leggings underneath them).
  • Headshots and resumes are recommended, but not required.
  • Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals. All rehearsal and show times are subject to change. Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.
  • Registering online will allow you to download music files for the audition.  Script files and sheet music files are listed below with the Character Descriptions.
  • Students should be prepared to sing, dance, and read lines from the provided materials below. There are specific songs and portions of the script identified for students wanting to audition for specific roles as well as a song and script readings for everyone else.
  • Choreography instruction videos are viewable below which all those auditioning will be asked to perform.  Please come prepared with this dance routine learned. There are 3 videos of the same routine from different view points to help you learn the dance. 1. There is a tutorial to take you step by step.  2. A run through seeing it from the front. 3. A run through seeing it from the back.  Please review all 3 videos.  Dance assistance will be given at the time of audition but please come prepared.
  • All who audition will be asked to sign a CODE OF CONDUCT before auditioning.  Please print and sign the CODE OF CONDUCT and bring with you to the audition.  If you fail to bring with you, we will have copies for you to sign at the audition.  TO PRINT CLICK HERE
  • Everyone will be considered for all parts, regardless of the specific part of which you chose to audition.

Registration Process:

STEP 1
Please read all the information on this page and ask any questions before signing up for the audition.

STEP 2
Use the online form below to provide student / parent information for the audition on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

STEP 3
Check out using the online shopping cart and provide your billing information.

  • You will be charged $5 at the time of registration (non-refundable)
  • If your child is cast in the production, you will then be charged $60 each month of  September, October, and November for a total of $180, or you may pay in full
  • Please contact the Foundry for alternate payment / registration options info@foundryarts.org – 812.858.3082

We will make every effort to include everyone who auditions in this production.
However, there is a limit to the  number of children we can accommodate and maintain adequate levels of security, safety and enjoyment to those in the production. We will be offering other theatre classes & programs (on other nights) for those that are not selected to be part of this production.

SHREK JR. CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Shrek:
He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. Looking for a solid singer who is also an excellent actor with comedic chops.
Shrek Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Shrek Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Shrek Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Fiona:
She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy. Looking for a young woman who can act, sing and dance with a loveable spirit.
Fiona Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Fiona Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Fiona Audition Script (COMING SOON!)

Young Fiona:
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona with solid singing voices.
Young Fiona Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Young Fiona Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Young Fiona Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Teen Fiona:
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona with solid singing voices.
Teen Fiona Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Teen Fiona Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Teen Fiona Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Lord Farquaad:
A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, must be the best comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.
Lord Farquaad Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Lord Farquaad Audition Sheet Music (COMING SOON)
Lord Farquaad Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Donkey:
A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” Looking for someone who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character as this is Shrek’s loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.
Donkey Audition Song  (CLICK HERE)
Donkey Audition Sheet Music  (CLICK HERE)
Donkey Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Dragon:
A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Someone with tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.
Dragon Audition Song  (CLICK HERE)
Dragon Audition Sheet Music  (CLICK HERE)

Mama Ogre:
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Vocal Range A3 – C5
Mama Ogre Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Mama Ogre Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)

Papa Ogre:
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Vocal Range C3 – E4
Papa Ogre Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Papa Ogre Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)

Little Ogre:
A role just right for a smaller, younger performer.
Little Ogre Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Little Ogre Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)

Pinocchio:
The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. Looking for someone with a lot of personality who can sing well.
Pinocchio Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Pinocchio Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Pinocchio Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Three Little Pigs:
Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. It isn’t necessary that they look identical, but must be a fun and dynamic trio.
Three Little Pigs Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Three Little Pigs Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Three Little Pigs Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Ugly Duckling:
He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role.
Ugly Duckling Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Ugly Duckling Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Ugly Duckling Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Three Bears:
Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers.
Vocal Range D3 – C4
Three Bears Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Three Bears Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Three Bears Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Wicked Witch:
A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality.
Wicked Witch Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Wicked Witch Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Wicked Witch Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Big Bad Wolf:
He doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he’s a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood’s grandmother’s dressing gown. This is a fun role to the stage.
Big Bad Wolf Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Big Bad Wolf Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Big Bad Wolf Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Gingy:
A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. Looking for someone with great energy.
Gingy Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Gingy Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Gingy Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Peter Pan:
The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story.
Peter Pan Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Peter Pan Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Peter Pan Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Captain of the Guard:
This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. Looking for someone with a big, booming voice and who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.
Captain of the Guard Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Captain of the Guard Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Captain of the Guard Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Knights:
The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Looking for actors who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.
Knights Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Knights Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Knights Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Dwarf:
Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father.
Dwarf Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Dwarf Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Dwarf Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Storytellers:
Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward.  Looking for bold, energetic young actors.
Storyteller Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Storyteller Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Storyteller Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Ensemble:
The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. Must be able to sing and act.  Other standout ensemble roles include : The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical. Remind your actors that the story demands everyone jump on board as you create the hilarious and lovely world of Shrek The Musical JR.
Ensemble Audition Song (CLICK HERE)
Ensemble Audition Sheet Music (CLICK HERE)
Ensemble Audition Script (CLICK HERE)

Expectations:

EARLY IS ON TIME, ON TIME IS LATE!

  • Be at all rehearsals for the time which you are scheduled and be on time and not leave earlier than you are scheduled. You must be at rehearsal for the time you are scheduled.
  • If an absence is necessary, permission must be received from the Director. Excessive tardiness or more than one unexcused absence may result in removal from the show.
  • Attend Tech Saturday and all dress/tech rehearsals. Missing ONE of these rehearsals (without approval) may result in removal from the show.

BE AT ALL PERFORMANCES!

  • All conflicts must be listed at the time of auditions, and will be taken under consideration during casting. Conflicts, other than illness, reported after casting may require that you drop the show.

BE RESPECTFUL!

  • Show respect to the directors, leaders, and other cast members. Let’s use encouraging words and actions. Listen to the directors during rehearsals.
  • Keep the theater clean at rehearsals and during shows. Help throw away trash and clean up.

BE PREPARED!

  • Practice, memorize, and learn lines and music. Be prepared when you come to rehearsal.
  • Costume Requirements:
    • Black Jazz Shoes
    • Certain undergarments such as tank tops, shorts, or leggings may be needed depending on your child’s costume.  Major costume pieces will be provided
  • Make-Up Requirements:
    • All children should have a theatre make-up kit for Dress Rehearsals and Perforances
    • Make-Up kit should include – base/foundation in your child’s skin tone or color recommended by Director based on character, eye liner, mascara, blush, lip stick.  Stage Make-up will be required for both boys and girls.
  • Shrek Jr. T-Shirts
    • Cast T-shirts will be available for purchase of $10.  We will sell both children and adult sizes.

BE PROMOTIONAL!

  • Promote the show and invite friends, family, and neighbors! People you know want to see you, so invite them!

CODE OF CONDUCT – CLICK HERE

Schedule:

(subject to change)

Monday 9/23 6-7PM Parent/Cast Meeting

Monday 9/30 6-8PM Rehearsal

Saturday 10/5 2:30-4:30PM Rehearsal

Monday 10/7 6-8PM Rehearsal

Monday 10/14 – NO Rehearsal for Fall Break

Monday 10/21 6-8PM Rehearsal

Monday 10/28 – No Rehearsal due to Frozen Jr. Tech

Monday 11/4 – No Rehearsal due to Frozen Jr. Tech

Saturday 11/9 – 9-11AM Rehearsal

Monday 11/11 – 6-8PM Rehearsal

Monday 11/18 6-8PM Rehearsal

Saturday 11/23 9-11AMPM Rehearsal

Monday 11/25 6-8PM Rehearsal

Monday 12/2 6-8PM Rehearsal

Saturday 12/7 9AM-12PM Tech Rehearsal (No Costumes or Make-up)

Monday 12/9 4:30-8PM Tech Rehearsal (No Costumes or Make-up)

Tuesday 12/10 4:30-8PM Full Dress Rehearsal

Thursday 12/12 4:30-8PM Full Dress Rehearsal

Friday 12/13 4:30-9PM Show (7PM Show)

Saturday12/14 12PM-9PM Show (2PM & 7PM Show)

Click Below To Register For Auditions

Registrations must be made one at a time.

If you need to register more than one child

  • complete this form for the first child
  • add the single registration to your shopping cart by clicking the “purchase” button
  • return to this page to enter a second child
  • add the next registration to your shopping cart by clicking the “purchase” button
  • repeat as needed…

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