We warmly welcome and encourage youth from all identities, ethnicities, and abilities to audition.
Director: Stephanie Kara
Sound Designer: Robert A. Ramirez
Choreographer: John Ramirez-Ortiz
Vocal Director: John Ramirez-Ortiz
The story of Shrek has become a well known modern classic. He has always been seen as the outcast and underneath his tough exterior has yearned for acceptance. In our retelling of the story, we turn to look at Fiona. She wants more than anything to be like the princesses she reads in her fairytale books, hiding away her ogre-ness to be that "perfect" person. Shrek, who is comfortable with being an ogre and embraces it and who he is, helps Fiona realize that she doesn't need to change or hide away any side of her to be a perfect being.
Video submissions: Now open through February 23, 2024
For in person audition: Feb. 11 in Fremont from 5-9:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Audition Form: 2024 Audition Form
Callbacks by invitation only.
Rehearsals: June 17 - July 18 (Sunday 4-9pm, Monday-Thursday 5-9:30pm) in Newark/Fremont
Tech Week: July 21 - July 25 (Sunday 4-9pm, Monday-Thursday 5-9:30pm) at Teves Theatre (27170 Mission Blvd. Hayward, CA 94544)
Performances: Friday July 26 at 8pm, Saturday July 27 at 2pm, and Sunday July 28 at 2pm at Teves Theatre (27170 Mission Blvd. Hayward, CA 94544)
Please note your availability and schedule conflicts will affect casting.
What to prepare:
Please sing 32 bars (1 verse + chorus/1.5-2 mins) of an up-tempo song of your choice.
Our summer Junior production serves as a training program for students and includes a $550 ($500 for each additional sibling) tuition fee to participate if selected.
Video Submissions: Please begin by stating your name and what song you are singing. Make sure you are well lit and are in focus, and are in the frame from your waist up. Email your video, headshot, resume (if you have one), and audition form with subject line "Shrek Jr. Audition Submission" to email@example.com
Character Breakdown (Some roles will require actors to learn or know American Sign Language):
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.
Young Shrek: To play ~8 years old version of Shrek
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.
Young Fiona: To play ~8 years old version of Fiona
Teen Fiona: To play ~15 years old version of Fiona
Pinocchio: The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Genuine and kind hearted.
Gingy: High energy performer, based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors.
Donkey: A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of "quiet time."
Dragon: A ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey
Lord Farquaad: A man of short stature with gargantuan ambition. He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible.
Mama Ogre: Shrek's mother
Papa Ogre: Shrek's father
Grandma and Grandpa Ogre: Grandparents of Young Shrek
Storytellers: Our story's narrators
The Three Bears: Mama, Papa, and Baby Bear
Fairy Godmother: Helps turn Cinderella's fantasy into reality
Peter Pan: The boy who doesn't want to grow up
Wicked Witch: Had an exciting life before the house fell on her
Knights: Dragon's prisoners who keep her company in the castle
Captain of the Guards: Leader of the guards of Duloc
Guards: Servants of Lord Farquaad, and protectors of Duloc
Three Little Pigs: Have upgraded their straw, brick, and wooden houses for fancy condos
Ugly Duckling: Wants to find his family and swim with the swans
Dwarf: Lord Farquaad's father
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum: Alice's acquaintances who have lots of stories to tell
Big Bad Wolf: Wants to lounge in the house in comfortable clothing
Elf: The shoemaker's assistant who has big dreams
Sugar Plum Fairy: Magical Christmas time character
White Rabbit: Doesn't ever want to be late, time keeper for the Queen
Pied Piper: Wants to play music for the rats to dance to
Bishop: Wedding officiant for Shrek and Fiona
Puss in Boots: Fashionably feisty cat mightily skilled with a sword