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A Promise to Cast Every Child   |  Dance Connection

Shrek The Musical jr

AUDITION NOTICE

shrek

Season 2023-2024

Dance Connection, 6535 N Buffalo Dr #150, Las Vegas, NV 89131

 

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AUDITION NOTICE
Janurary 6th, 11am 2024   A Promise to Cast Every Child

AGES 6-18 YEARS
Show Date: June 2nd

Rehearsals Saturdays 11-1pm

$90 Monthly Tuition 

Welcome to Shrek The Musical JR!

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical.

SHREK THE MUSICAL CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (AGES 6-18 YEARS)

Storytellers: These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward.

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.
 

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. 

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona: Younger versions of Fiona 

Lord Farquaad: A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. 

Donkey: A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of "quiet time." 

Dragon: She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Cast a performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.

Mama Ogre and Papa Ogre:  Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. 

Little Ogre:  A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. 

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. Cast a young performer with a lot of personality who can sing well.

The Three Little Pigs: Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist.

Ugly Duckling:  He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. 

The Three Bears: Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers

Wicked Witch:  A great role for a young performer.  She has a big personality

Big Bad Wolf:  He doesn't need to be a scary,  he's a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood's grandmother's dressing gown. 

Gingy: A great cameo role for a young performer. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. 

Peter Pan: The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. 

 

Come Ready to Sing, Act and Dance.
Audition FAQs
Q: What should my performer and I bring to the initial audition?
A:  Your performer may bring a pre-recorded backing audio track to use when singing her/his initial audition song Your performer should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable for dancing. (Wearing soft jazz dance shoes is optional during auditions.)

Q: What will happen during the audition?
A: Audition may be about 2-3hours. Please arrive 15 minutes before 11am start time. You will review and sign your audition form. Performers will recite a short monologue from the script provided. 
Performers in the audition group will then learn a dance combination .  

Q: Does my performer need to bring musical accompaniment to the initial audition?
A: Performers can sing an initial audition song either a capella or to a pre-recorded backing audio track, whichever method they prefer. 

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