You are invited to audition for the first show of the 2019 CST Summer Season – SHREK!
Director Jimmy Ulrich has assembled an amazing production team to kick off CST’s 66th summer season. Joining him at the Tent are music director Alex Hunt, choreographers Jennifer Morris & Robin Hunt, costume mistresses Jill Barr & Darah Hannan, and a ton a great people to work with!
March 1 at 6:30 pm -10:00 pm, and March 2 at 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Corn Stock Theatre Center, located at 1700 N Park Road, Peoria, IL 61604.
Production dates are May 31, 2019 – June 8, 2019.
Jimmy is looking for teens and adults with lots of energy and stamina that can sing, dance and act. There are only a limited number of roles for children ages 8-15. Must be flexible and able to make this fun upbeat show come to life. This show will require a cast with a lot of heart and commitment to conquer this challenging but fun music adaption of a favorite among children and adults. He’s anticipating a cast of around 35-40.
Wear comfortable clothing for a movement audition and a song to sing between 16-32 bars, or two minute cut of a song that displays your vocal range. You are welcome to sing a song from the show if you feel comfortable and confident with doing so. There will be a dance audition so bring shoes. There will also be a short tap audition for those interested and with tap experience. Fun!
Rehearsals begin March 18,and generally will be held Mon – Thurs nights during the week. Mandatory rehearsals will begin on May 20th. Possible hold over dates are June 9 & 10.
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.
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.
Age: 20 to 40 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.
Age: 20 to 35 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: C3
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.
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.
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.
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.
Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: E3
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
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting 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.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, 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.
Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.