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Auditions: Shrek, The Musical

October 23rd, 2018

Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions Sunday December 16th at 11:00am for the PCS Children’s Series production of Shrek, The Musical .

Audition Date: Sunday, December 16th at 11:00 AM
Location: Players Club of Swarthmore: Second Stage
Show Dates: Friday March 1 & 8 @ 7 pm, Saturday March 2 & 9 @ 7 pm, and Sunday March 3 & 10 at 11 AM & 3 PM.
Rehearsals: Varied between select Sunday mornings and various weeknights throughout January and February 2019.
What to prepare: 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Songs from the show are acceptable and encouraged. Please download and complete the PCS audition form the Auditions Page prior.
Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning, smash-hit film. Shrek The Musical TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a side-splitting 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.
Contact director Joh Yoder at jyodertheatre@gmail.com with any questions.
Josh is looking for adults (no children, please) to play the following roles:

Shrek: 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.
Princess Fiona: 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 multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess.
Donkey: 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.
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.
Dragon: 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.
Gingy: 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.
Pinocchio: 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.
Ensemble: 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); Angry Mob; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Rats

Please note: PCS is an all-volunteer organization, all roles are unpaid.

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