October 19, 2013

AUDITIONS for The Barn Junior production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL!


…for students in middle school
and high school only.
The Barn Junior Production of…


Based on the Dreamworks Film
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics & Book by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Jason Coats
Musical Direction by Presten Fry
Choreographed by Guy Gardner

Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 pm – 4:00pm
Monday, October 21st from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
At St. Pius School
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS
Seeking a multi-ethnic cast of students in grades 7-12.

Auditions will be an open call both days, and will consist of singing a prepared 32-bar selection of a song from a Broadway Musical. An accompanist will be provided. No auditions with a CD backing track will be allowed. Acapella auditions are discouraged, but not prohibited.
Please Provide: Sheet Music for you audition, and resumes are suggested, if available. Please bring a current photo—this can be a professional headshot, but a current school photo works just as well. Come dressed to move, as there will be a dance/movement exercise. Formal dance training is NOT a requirement! There may be cold readings from the script as well.

Rehearsals will begin with a cast and family meeting on Sunday, November 3rd.
The typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday through Thursday night from 7 – 10pm. Conflicts with the schedule must be kept to an absolute minimum during the rehearsal process. No conflicts will be accepted during dress / tech week (1/12 – 1/16).

January 17th – 26th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

All performances take place at…
The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway in Mission, KS

SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

Voice Type: Tenor
An erasable ogre who lives in self-imposed exile in a swamp, but yearns (beneath the surface) for friendship and acceptance. He is outwardly bitter and sarcastic, but his true nature is loving and loyal.
Princess Fiona
Voice Type: Lyric Soprano
Severely (emotionally) damaged by her exile to a tower for 23+ years of her life, Fiona believes that she will be saved by a storybook prince. She is simultaneously feisty, rude and vulnerable in her loneliness, but she is also blindly optimistic. The mental strain of captivity is beginning to show.
Teen Fiona
Voice Type: Mezzo Soprano
A lonely, dreamy tween – a bit more cynical than her younger version, who waits in a tower for her prince. She is getting tired of the wait, but is convinced he will appear to save her.
Young Fiona
Voice Type: Soprano
She is energetic, courageous, hopeful, slightly scared, but she clings to the belief that the prince from her storybook will rescue her.
Voice Type: Baritone
Sassy and confident, he yearns to belong somewhere. Feels he can be the best companion EVER to anyone who might accept him. He is energetic and overenthusiastic to the point of irritation.
Lord Farquaad
The dwarfish dictator of tiny storybook DuLoc, Farquaad harbors deep resentment for his father who abandoned him. Behind his princely charm, he is pompous, self-centered and cruel. He has a smooth and charming speaking voice and tends to shriek when he is angry.
A lonely and soulful female chained within Fiona's tower. She falls head-over-heels for Donkey.
He is the sassy wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy. Pinocchio badly wants to fit in but needs to learn to accept his "wooden-ness" first.
This puppet character is voiced by Goldilocks who operates her/him from beneath a tray.

Ensemble Characters: Fairy Tale Creatures include, but not limited to… Mama Bear/Shrek's Mother
Papa Bear/Shrek's Father
Baby Bear
3 Pigs
Big Bad Wolf
Peter Pan
Ugly Duckling
Wicked Witch
Mad Hatter
Fairy Godmother
Sugar Plum Fairy
Humpty Dumpty
Dwarf Other character roles include: Captain of the Guard
Greeter (DuLoc)
Dish and Spoon
Spinning Antelope
4 Knights
Pied Piper

For more information, please contact Jason Coats, Educational Coordinator at barnjr@thebarnplayers.org or Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at emagnitude@me.com.

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.

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