Auditions

Shrek the Musical

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who fines himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s on on hand… and his name is Shrek.

Auditions: Auditions will be held on September 21 and 22, 2018. You can sign up for your audition timeslot on Signup Genius.

If you would like to audition for Shrek but are unable to sign up for a time slot, please email starstruckoffice@gmail.com with your audition request.

Prepare: Please prepare a 1-2 minute song from a Broadway style musical. Pick a song that shows your range (vocal and emotional). Tell us a story through music. Bring sheet music with the piano accompaniment (right and left hands, be sure the notes are not cut off the page) two sided rather than one-sided music is much preferable, please. Place sheet music in a hard-back (not floppy) 3-ring binder. There will be a chance for you to go over your music with our Music Director at a “practice audition” the week before your audition time. The link to sign up for a practice time will be on your Audition Confirmation email. If you can’t make a practice time, there will be a few minutes for you to speak with the music director before the singing portion of the audition. Read these Vocal Audition Tips.

What to Bring: DDance shoes (or tennis shoes) including tap shoes, clothes you can move in, and all your audition forms:

NOTE: Please do NOT include a headshot. Resumes are accepted and may be attached to your audition sheet.

Arrive: 10 – 15 minutes early to process your paperwork.

Ages: You must be 9-20 at the time of auditions. Ages outside of range must get special permission from the Director at starstruckoffice@gmail.com.

Dates: Rehearsals will be held at the StarStruck Studios and the performances will be held in the Jackson Theatre at Ohlone College in Fremont. The show dates are January 11-27, 2019.

Conflicts: Please keep conflicts to a minimum. Conflicts will play a significant role in the casting of this show.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start on Monday, October 1st. Typically, the schedule will be: Sundays @ 3-8/9p, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @ 6/6:30-9p. A specific schedule will be given out after casting. Not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal.

Fees: Tuition Fees are $600; Costume Fees are $150. Limited scholarships are available, contact the StarStruck office for more information.

Any questions: Contact the StarStruck office at starstruckoffice@gmail.com or 510-659-1319.

If Cast

Family Commitment: SStarStruck Theatre expects performer attendance at all scheduled rehearsals. We will provide a weekly schedule with specific call times, but performers must be prepared to rehearse up to four days each week. We also require each family to contribute a minimum of 20 volunteer hours over the course of the production. There will undoubtedly be personal, family, and school events that will need to be missed because of being cast in the show.

Important Dates

  • Monday, 10/1: First Rehearsal
  • 10/1-12/20: Rehearsals
  • Sunday, 10/7: Mandatory Parent Meeting
  • 11/18-11/24: Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/21-12/28: Christmas Break
  • 12/29-1/10: Mandatory Tech Rehearsals
  • Friday, 1/11: School Matinee
  • Friday, 1/11: Opening Night
  • Saturday, 1/12: Performance
  • Sunday, 1/13: Performance
  • Thursday, 1/17: School Matinee
  • Friday, 1/18: Performance
  • Saturday, 1/19: Performance
  • Sunday, 1/20: Performance
  • Tuesday, 1/22: School Matinee
  • Friday, 1/25: Performance
  • Saturday, 1/26: Performance
  • Sunday, 1/27: Closing/Strike

Character List: Shrek Character List

Any questions: Contact the StarStruck office at starstruckoffice@gmail.com or 510-659-1319.

Auditions: Auditions will be held on September 21 and 22, 2018. You can sign up for your audition timeslot on Signup Genius.

If you would like to audition for Shrek but are unable to sign up for a time slot, please email starstruckoffice@gmail.com with your audition request.