Description:

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Director's Vision Letter: 
Welcome to the fantastic fairy tale world of SHREK! Shrek is the story of a grumpy Ogre who is forced to go on an adventure to get his swampy home back from Lord Farquad. Along the way he finds friendship, love, and a new sense of self. This show is an excellent reminder that if we embrace our true identity, let our freak flags fly, and ignore what the world says of us, we will find our tribe and be loved for exactly who we are! 
Perhaps my favorite thing about this show is that there really is a place for everyone to shine! There is no age limit to being a fairy tale creature! Some roles, including Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquad, and the Dragon will need to be portrayed by older students, but there are lots of opportunities for younger kiddos to have solos, speaking, or dance roles. Every student in the show will get to dance, but we will have a group of core dancers. Please prepare both a song and a monologue for auditions. You can split the time however you’d like, but we would like to see you both sing and act! 
I am so excited to spend this time with every cast member and their families. I pray our time together is fun, productive, and enriching for all involved! Together we can make something truly beautiful, all for the glory of our Awesome Creator! 

-Hannah Watson

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Nov 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 13th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 20th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 20th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


The Crighton Theatre:

234 N Main Street, Conroe, TX 77301


Show Notes:

Audition Information:
Venue:  Klein United Methodist Church 
Vocal Auditions: September 3, 4:30-5:30, 7:30-8:30
Dance Auditions: September 3, 6:15-7:15
Callbacks: September 4, 12:30
Dance Callbacks: September 4, 10:30-12:00

Show Dates: November 12-14 and November 18-20 
Show Performance Venue: Crighton Theater

Rehearsals:
Venue - Klein United Methodist Church 
Fridays (6:00-9:00) & Saturdays (9:30-3:00)
Call times may vary and will be posted each week on the Callboard by Wednesday evening.
 
Rehearsal Schedule:
September 10-11
September 17-18
September 24-25
October 1-2
October 8-9
October 15-16
October 22-23
October 29-30
November 5-6

Mandatory Parent Meetings:  Friday, September 10 at 7:00; Friday, November 5th at 7:00
Feedback Sessions: September 25 after rehearsal
Promo Pics: TBD  (Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Farquad)
Character Portraits:  TBD
Tech Week:  November 7-11

Artistic Team:
Director - Hannah Watson
Vocal Director- Amanda Ericson
Choreographer- Courtney Laird

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Shrek Jr Facebook Page

Please email the show coordinator, Stacey Brednich, at stacey@cythouston.org with any questions.

For more information, please visit CYT Houston's Parent Hub.


Characters:

Storytellers

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. Need bold, energetic young actors. Gender: Any

Shrek

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. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer, but most importantly, snag a young man who is an excellent actor with comedic chops.

Fiona

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. Gender: Female

Young Fiona

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

Teen Fiona

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

Lord Farquaad

A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, your very best comedian who isn't afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.

Donkey

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. Be sure to choose a performer who complements Shrek well as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.

Dragon

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. Performer needs tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.

Mama Ogre

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers. Gender: Female Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Papa Ogre

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers. Gender: Male Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Little Ogre

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. Gender: Any

Pinocchio

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. Cast a young performer with a lot of personality who can sing well. Gender: Any

The Three Little Pigs

Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. It isn't necessary that they look identical; focus on finding a fun and dynamic trio. Gender: Any

Ugly Duckling

He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a new performer.

The Three Bears

Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who have little performing experience but make a complementary group. Gender: Any Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: D3

Wicked Witch

A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality, so find a performer who is up to the task. Gender: Female

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. This is a fun role for a newcomer to the stage. Gender: Any

Gingy

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. Find a performer with great energy. Gender: Any

Peter Pan

The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Cast a boy (or girl, if you want to give a nod to the traditional theater casting) who will have fun physicalizing the character. Gender: Any

Captain Of The Guard

This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn't have to have a lot of stage experience; just be sure to cast somebody who has a big, booming voice and who isn't scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place. Gender: Any

Knights

The Dragon's background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Cast young performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon. Gender: Any

Dwarf

Farquaad's comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.

Ensemble

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. Performers need lots of personality and different strengths. They 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. Gender: Any