“Shrek The Musical, Jr” Auditions

an ACT ONE production

Court Square Theater’s
ACT ONE program
will be holding Auditions for
Actors in 2nd Grade and Up in


SHREK The Musical, Jr


Mon (10/23) 5:30 – 8:00
Tues (10/24) 5:30 – 8:00


The Showdates are
February 22nd – 25th, 2024


Co-Directed by J.P. Gulla
and Leeanne Shepherd


Please prepare a one minute monologue (from any play)
and 16 bars of any song to be sung a cappella at Auditions.
A headshot and acting resume are also appreciated, but not required.

Rehearsal Schedule coming soon.
Rehearsals will begin during the first week of November and run through the Performances in February.


Character Breakdowns


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, so cast some bold, energetic young actors.

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. This is a great role to showcase your comedic chops.

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.

Younger versions of Fiona.

Younger versions of Fiona.

A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.

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. Shrek’s loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.

A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Great part for someone with a good pop singing voice.

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3

A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.

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.

Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. A fun and dynamic trio.

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

Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear.
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: D3

A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality.

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.

A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors.

The kid who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Great role to have fun physicalizing the character.

This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. Needs a 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. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.

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. Be sure to cast a diverse group of kids with lots of personality and different strengths. Your performers should be proficient singers but most importantly, great actors. 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.

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