Adult auditions for this fun-filled musical version of the popular DreamWorks film will be held on February 18 and 19 at the Owosso Middle School Auditorium with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for sign-in. Adult auditions will begin at 7 p.m High school age students should audition with the adults.
Children grades 3-8 may audition for the roles of Young Shrek ,Young Fiona, and Baby Bear at 4 p.m. on February 18 at the Studio Theater. Young Fiona requires a strong singer. Children who audition should prepare a short song and will be asked to tell a very short story.
Everyone who auditions must bring their schedule conflicts to facilitate future rehearsal scheduling. Those who wish to audition should be prepared to sing a vocal selection (it is not necessary to perform an entire song), preferably a contemporary musical theater song, according to Bradley. Auditioners should also be prepared to dance, (tappers should bring their tap shoes).
Shrek was one of the biggest shows ever produced on Broadway and later in London’s West End theater district and multiple U.S. tours. Brian D'arcy James of Saginaw, Michigan originated the role of Shrek on Broadway.
“Shrek will be the biggest spectacle ever produced by OCP,” Bradley said.
Audiences will see a flying dragon, elaborate fairytale sets, magical transformations and illusions, and a ton of fairy tale characters all in one show, according to Bradley.
“Shrek is a family show that kids and adults are certain to enjoy, so if you are looking for a way to exhibit YOUR musical talents, please join us at auditions!” Bradley said.
Roles for adults include Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad, Dragon, Pinocchio, and an entire swamp of fairy tale characters. For additional information contact Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 989-277-4082.
Rehearsals for Shrek will begin in an alternate location as the finishing touches are being put on the Lebowsky Center.