Auditions

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AUDITION INFORMATION

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Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce auditions for their August 2016 production of Shrek Junior, which will be performed at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute from Friday 5th August to Sunday 21st August 2016.

It’s a “big bright beautiful world” for everyone’s favourite ogre in Shrek Junior based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Junior is an irreverently fun show for the whole family.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Manager – Marco Fusco
Production Manager – Bianca Giorgetti
Director – Stuart Dodge
Assistant Director / Choreographer – Andrea Scholes
Musical Director – Declan McGavin
Assistant Musical Director – Ang Cuy


AUDITION DATES & VENUES

Auditions will be held at Williamstown Mechanics Institute Theatre. Corner of Melbourne Road and Electra Street, Williamstown.
(Melways 56 C9)

All auditionees are required to make an audition booking by calling 1300 881 545.

    • Tuesday, 19th April from 7:30pm
    • Thursday, 21st April from 7:30pm
    • Friday, 22nd April from 7:30pm

DANCE AUDITIONS AND CALL-BACKS

Auditionees may be required to attend a dance audition on Saturday, 23rd April from 1:00pm and / or a call back from 4:00pm.

The Production Team will inform you if you are required to attend a call back or dance audition.
Please keep these dates and times free.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

    • Auditionees must be between the ages of 8-18 at the time of the performance seasion.
    • Please prepare one song (not from the show) that demonstrates your vocal ability, range and strengths as a performer.
    • Either sheet music or backing tracks may be used. All sheet music should be in the correct key.
    • No transposition or acapella singing will be accepted.
    • Auditionees may be asked to do a reading.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10:00pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm starting Wednesday 11th May, 2016.
    • Performance dates are from Friday 5th August to Sunday 21st August 2016.
    • All auditionees are required to complete the standard audition form.
    • All auditionees under the age of 18 must have signed Parent/Guardian permission to audition and be part of WMTC’s junior program.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

SHREK Range: A2-G4

He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as they story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer, but most importantly, we are looking for a young man who is an excellent actor with comedic chops.
 
DONKEY Range: D3-E4

A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” Cast an experienced performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character. We are looking for a performer who complements Shrek well as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.
 
FIONA Range: Gb3-F#5

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 humour and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy. We are looking for a girl who can do it all: act, sing and dance. This is a premiere role for an experienced performer with a loveable spirit.
 
LORD FARQUAAD Range: A2-Eb4

A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. We are looking for a good singer, but most importantly, a strong comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.
 
GINGY

A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairy tale creatures. Will also double into the ensemble.
 
DRAGON

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. We are looking for a VERY strong singer with a soulful tone.
 
THE TRIO

To play a variety of roles including Dragon backup singers and blind mice! Strong harmony singers with great movement ability and stage presence.
 
PINOCCHIO Range: F3-F4

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. We are looking for a young performer with a lot of personality who can sing well.
 
MAMA OGRE and PAPA OGRE Range: A3-C5, C3-E4

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Must be confident singers and will double into the ensemble.
 
CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD

The perfect role for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn’t have to have a lot of stage experience; just somebody who has a big, booming voice and who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.
 
LITTLE SHREK, YOUNG FIONA, TEEN FIONA, DULOC PERFORMERS, WICKED WITCH, BIG BAD WOLF, PETER PAN, FAIRY GOD MOTHER, UGLE DUCKLING, THE THREE PIGS, PUSS IN BOOTS, MAD HATTER, WHITE RABBIT, HUMPTY DUMPTY, SNOW WHITE, PIED PIPER, RATS, BISHOP, BIRDS
 

To secure your spot or for any further information,
please call 1300 881 545.