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We are so excited that you are interested in auditioning for one of our productions.

Our audition information is regularly updated and ranges from musical productions to dramatic plays as well as unique performance opportunities that will stretch and showcase your unique talents and abilities.

Actors should come to auditions prepared with:

  • A Current Headshot
  • Resume
  • Musical Number 30 seconds to 1 minute (Sheet Music Please)
  • Monologue (not to exceed 2 minutes in length)
  • Choreography Audition depending on the show and role

 

Auditions for Season  7 are as follows:

Shrek: June 13 & 14 6:00-10:00pm; Callbacks June 16
Fame: August 21 & 22 6:00-10:00pm; Callbacks August 24
Little Women: October 8 9:00-4:00; Callbacks October 9
Pippin: January 7 9:00-4:00; Callbacks January 8
13 the Musical: March 5 & 6 – 6:00-9:00; Callbacks March 7

Unless agreed upon by the show director PRIOR to auditions, actors understand they may be cast in any role and agree to this when auditioning.

Shrek– August 18-21 + 25-28, 2022
Tickets go on Sale June 10 @ 9:00am
Auditions: June 13 & 14 6:00-10:00pm
Callbacks: June 16

Shrek Auditions will open May 1, 2022
Sign up  BY CLICKING HERE 

SYNOPSIS:

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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Shrek
Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in 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. Excellent singer and actor.

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. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing; tap dancing is a plus

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 the ogre’s good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality.

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 fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show.

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. She sings “Forever” with her Knight back-up singers. May double as a fairytale creature.

Pinocchio
The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.”

Papa Ogre
Shrek’s father. Sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.

Mama Ogre
Shrek’s mother. Sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.

Young Shrek
Plays Young Shrek in “Big, Bright, Beautiful World”. May double as Young Fiona, Baby Bear, or Grumpy Dwarf.

Young Fiona
Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. May double as Young Shrek, Baby Bear, or Grumpy Dwarf.

Teen Fiona
Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona. May double as a fairytale creature.

Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy
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. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which may be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy. Comedic voice required.

Fairy Tale Creatures
Wicked Witch, Humpty Dumpty, Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Fairy Godmother.

Ensemble
These include (but are not limited to) Townspeople, Thelonius the Executioner, Knights, Dragon Singers, Priest, Blind Mice, Magic Mirror, Grumpy Dwarf.

 

Fame – October 27-30 & November 3-6
Tickets go on sale August 18 @ 9:00am
Auditions: August 21 & 22 6:00-10:00pm
Callbacks: August 24

Fame Auditions will open July 25, 2022
Sign up  BY CLICKING HERE 

SYNOPSIS:

The show follows the final class of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. All of the struggles, fears and triumphs – from prejudice to substance abuse – are depicted with razor-sharp focus as the young artists navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Carmen Diaz
A sexy and confident, but cocky, dancer with a big ego. Carmen is determined to make it big and is obsessed with the idea of fame, nearly to a fault.

Serena Katz
A shy and timid, yet keen and enthusiastic actress. She is attracted to Nick.

Nick Piazza
Ambitious, enthusiastic, classical actor who is very serious about his craft. He holds a hidden romantic interest for Serena.

Tyrone Jackson
A talented but dyslexic hip hop dancer who comes from a poor background. Shares a difficult relationship with Iris.

Iris Kelly
A very talented, graceful ballet dancer who often comes across as snobbish and mean because of her insecurities with herself. She shares a difficult relationship with Tyrone.

Schlomo Metzenbaum
A classical violinist who starts a rock band. He is fed up from the strain of his famous violinist father’s expectations. He is very wise and academically clever.

Grace Lamb
A loud, confrontational rock chick and tomboy who plays the drums for Schlomo’s band. She often loses her temper and it is implied that she does not take school seriously.

Goodman King
A musician who is in Schlomo’s band. He is believed to be Schlomo’s best friend.

Mabel Washington
A loud and overweight dancer and singer who is desperate to shed the pounds but can’t resist food. Often speaks her mind and gives out advice to others in their times of trouble.

Miss Esther Sherman
A strict, old-fashioned English teacher who loves her students despite the fact that she comes down hard on them.

Miss Greta Bell
A dance teacher with a passion for different styles of dance. Believes that dance is a way of life and is very protective of her students.

Mr. Sheinkopf
European Music tutor with a love for classical music and dislike for all things rock and roll.

Mr. Myers
A laid back drama teacher with an obsession for human psychology.

Ensemble
Students – Strong dancing skills

Audition slots for Shrek are now open! Please contact us by clicking the link to secure your audition slot. Auditions will be held at Rise Above located next to Cinebistro at 3501 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 1105 Sarasota, FL 34239.