COME BE A PART OF OUR HCT FAMILY!
Come Play a Role by auditioning for a part this production. We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!
Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present upcoming auditions for SHREK the musical
WHO: All roles are open for audition for performers ages 7-18 years old
WHEN: Please sign up for an audition time and join us on Friday, Dec. 8, 6-9 pm or Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 am-4 pm to audition. If necessary, callbacks will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 at 6 pm
WHERE: Auditorium at Avon Middle School SOUTH, Door 7
HOW: Pick a musical theater song, but not from SHREK. Bring sheet music for your song (no acappella will be allowed) and be prepared to sing 16 bars. Tip: you can get almost anything you need from www.sheetmusic.com and even pick the key you want to sing in. An accompanist will be provided.
You will also be asked to read an acting side that will be provided when you check in for your audition.
There will be no dance audition.
Please download and print the Audition Form and bring it completed to your audition.
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at Avon Middle School South on March 2 – 4 and 9 – 11, 2018
Rehearsals will begin with a Meet-and-Greet and Parent Meeting Wednesday, January 3 at 6 pm, and fully kick-off for the entire cast the week of January 8.
Rehearsals will be held Monday – Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00 pm, with Ensemble rehearsals typically being held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Please note, there may be exceptions to this, but the Production Team will try to adhere to just 2 nights per week for Ensemble members during the beginning of the rehearsal period. Closer to the show will require more rehearsals each week.
All actors will not be called to every rehearsal, and a tentative rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions. Actors should assume that the larger their part or featured role, the more rehearsals they will be asked to attend.
Vocal rehearsals will be held at Cornerstone Christian Church in Brownsburg. Blocking rehearsalsand choreography will typically occur in our performance space at Avon Middle School South.
We will move in to Avon Middle School South as a cast on February 19, and all rehearsals (vocal and blocking) from that point forward will be held there. Tech Week is February 26 – March 2, so be aware that rehearsals will run longer during that week with later end times. Long Saturday/ Sunday rehearsal is TBD, but will fall on February 24 or 25.
Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Wicked Witch, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?
SHREK: A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairy-tale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero
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
DRAGON (or DRAGONS): 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 person initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. Wit and resolution help Gingy both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairy-tale creatures
LORD FARQUAAD: The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairy-tale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel
PINOCCHIO:The leader of the fairy-tale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying
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
YOUNG FIONA: Young Princess Fiona, a bright little girl only recently locked in a tower, who passes her time reading fairy tales about being rescued by a handsome and charming prince
TEEN FIONA: Princess Fiona as a teenager; has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has angst about not being rescued yet
YOUNG SHREK: Shrek as a young boy. His parents sing to him about the rough realities of life
MAMA OGRE: Opens the show sending her young Shrek out into the world and telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks
PAPA OGRE: Papa Ogre is Shrek’s father. At the show’s onset, he and his wife teach their young son about the harshness of the world
THREE LITTLE PIGS: Three funny, anxious, pigs from the story of the same name. Featured comedic role
BIG BAD WOLF: Tough guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know he likes dressing up in Granny’s clothes. Featured comedic role
WICKED WITCH: A big, bad witch with a comedic twist. Featured comedic role
UGLY DUCKLING: Featured comedic role
PETER PAN: Featured comedic role
PAPA BEAR: From Goldilocks story, featured comedic role
MAMA BEAR: From Goldilocks story, featured comedic role
BABY BEAR: The wide-eyed and precocious baby bear from Goldilocks, featured comedic role
MANY OTHER ENSEMBLE AND FAIRY-TALE CREATURES: Captain and his Guards, Knights, Pied Piper and Rats, Three Blind Mice, Fairy Godmother, Thelonius the Wedding Planner, Bishop, Mad Hatter, etc. All strong singers with some featured moments, lines and songs
DULOC DANCERS: Townspeople who are performers and part of Lord Farquaad’s community of Duloc