Shrek Auditions

Auditions for Shrek The Musical will take place on September 16 or 17, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Bob Clapp Theatre on the BMCC Campus. Choose one of the two nights to audition. If you are a BMCC student and will not be in town these dates please check the box on the form stating that you wish to upload a video audition. Read the important information below then click here to fill out an audition form.

Auditioners should plan on singing at least sixteen measures of their favorite Broadway-style song. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a piano and a media player available. We recommend that you use some form of accompaniment.

A total of 10 Performances are set for November 14 through 23, 2019.

Rehearsal will begin on September 23rd. Most rehearsals will be in the evening, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Most Children’s Ensemble and some full cast rehearsals will be scheduled for Saturday Mornings.

Available Roles

Please note: The ages listed below are the ages of the characters, not an age requirement of the actor playing the role. We realize that an actor can play a character that is older or younger than the actual age of the actor. If you can pull off the age listed for the role, please feel free to audition for the role.

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

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 multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C3

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B2

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.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

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. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3

Youth/Adult 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.

Children’s Ensemble
Roughly 10 children will play “mini adults” as the performer of Duloc or the “The Duloc Dancers.” They will be in one scene and the finale “I’m a Believer.” Some may also be invited to play mice in “Morning Person.”