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Shrek Jr. 2021

Seeking strong singer, dancer, actors ages 7 to 18. Please bring a completed audition form located for dowload on our website. We will also have these forms available at auditions. 

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song with an accompaniment track. There will be a speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin. Some will be asked to stay for a movement audition. 

Auditions are by appointment, walk-ins are welcome but will be seen at the closest available time slot.  

Callbacks will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Rehearsals will be Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30 – 8:30. Sundays 2:00-5:00.

Everyone will not be called to every rehearsal.

Rehearsals begin October 10th.

Show Dates: December 9-12.

Audition & Rehearsal Location: 

Our new home. (The old Butler Tech School of Arts Building)

2nd floor.

228 Court St, Hamilton, OH 45011

All rehearsals for Shrek and the upcoming 2022 Season.

Performance Venue: Fairfield Freshman Theatre, 8790 N. Gilmore Road, Fairfield, Ohio


Character Breakdown


Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward.


He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he's really just a big fellow with a big heart.


She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and - surprisingly - manners akin to those of a teenage boy.

Young Fiona, Teen Fiona

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Lord Farquaad

A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible.


A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of "quiet time."


She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey.

Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, Little Ogre


The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures

The Three Little Pigs

 Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist.

Ugly Duckling

He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts.

The Three Bears

Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. 

Wicked Witch

She has a big personality, so find a performer who is up to the task.

Big Bad Wolf

He doesn't need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he's a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood's grandmother's dressing gown.


Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors.

Peter Pan

The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story.

Captain Of The Guard

Big, booming voice and who isn't scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.


The Dragon's background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon.


Farquaad's comparably short and grumpy father.


The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist.


Other standout ensemble roles include: The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical.

Created by:   Rodney Neal
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