We will be holding General Auditions for our next season of shows.
Please choose a time slot from the following:
• Saturday, March 16th: 1pm – 8pm
• Sunday, March 17th: 12pm – 6pm
• Monday, March 18th: 6:30pm-10pm
Shrek, The Musical
In a faraway kingdom things get turned upside down with the help of an ogre, a feisty princess and a dozen other fairytale misfits.
Rehearsals Start: 8/1/2013. Performances: 9/6/13-9/28/13
A Grand Night for Singing
A broadway revue featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most notable melodies.
Rehearsals Start: 11/4/2013. Performances: 11/29/13-12/7/2013
Broadway’s biggest hit and America’s favorite sing-a-long telling the story of love, friendship and teenage rebellion.
Rehearsals Start: 1/3/14. Performances: 2/7/14 – 3/1/14
All performances will be held at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot. Prepare 32 bars from a musical theatre selection of your choice. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. AEA, and NON-equity considered. Stipend available.
To schedule an audition, please email: email@example.com. The following information needs to be included in your email:
- Your Name
- Phone Number
- Email address
- Your preferred audition date & time preference
- Production and Character name if you are interested in a specific role
An email will be sent back to you confirming your time and date.
All auditions are held at our studios, “The Firehouse” located at: 1948 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Do NOT use Mapquest for directions. See MAP here.
SHREK – Character Breakdown
Shrek: 30s-40s, an ogre, has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from civilization. Seeking actor with a powerful presence, great wit, and a rock voice, should be able to sing to an A. Must have believable Scottish dialect.
Donkey: 20s-30s, Shrek’s self-appointed sidekick, as charming as he is clingy, a bright-eyed motor mouth whose eagerness & quick wit barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Seeking an R&B vibe with great comic skill.
Princess Fiona: 20s-30s, has spent most of her life locked in a dragon-guarded castle, reading fairytales about damsels being rescued by handsome and charming princes, She’s a too-smart, outspoken, tough-as-nails girl who can’t help burping or launching into hand-to-hand combat when the situation calls for it. Must have excellent comedic chops, and dance skills, tap required.
Lord Farquaad: 30s-40s, a pompous and power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex and an intense dislike of all fairytale creatures. Seeking an actor with very short stature or willing to perform on knees.
Ensemble/Fairy Tale Creatures: excellent singer-actors to play the following “Fairy Tale Creatures” in the ensemble, should be vivid, strong comedic actors, with singing ranges and dance ability as noted below, seeking performers of diverse cultural backgrounds for all roles.
Featured Ensemble and Fairy Tale Creature roles include:
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona: actresses to play Age 8 and age 13. Princess Fiona has been trapped in the tower for a few years now and has some angst about not being rescued yet, seeking a young actresses with a sense of humor and a great voice
Dragon: seeking strong pop/rock singer with big sound to be the voice of the Dragon.
Pinocchio: Pinocchio, who was banished to Shrek’s swamp along with other fairy tale creatures. Seeking a great comedic actor with a great voice who can perform character voices, tenor, puppetry skills are a plus
Papa and Mama Ogre: opens the show sending young Shrek out into the world and telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks, seeking an excellent singers with an incredible pop/rock belt, strong dancer/mover with great comedic skill
Gingy: seeking female to play the gingerbread man, a cookie that is tortured by Farquaad’s guards, seeking a great comedic actress who can also perform character voices and sing with vocal versatility and solid mix, belts to a D.
Three Pigs (Bricks, Sticks, Straw): great singers/actors, baritone and tenor, funny, anxious, have German accents
Big Bad Wolf: tough guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know he likes dressing up in Granny’s clothes, seeking an actor with great comedic skill, excellent singer and strong dancer/mover, bass-baritone to a high G
Wicked Witch: seeking a great comedic actress who is an excellent singer and strong dancer/mover, soprano
White Rabbit: excellent dancer (tap and jazz) and excellent singer, tenor, with great comedic skill, acrobatic skills are a plus
Peter Pan: excellent male dancer (tap and jazz) and excellent singer with great comic skill, acrobatic skills
Gnome: male, excellent dancer (tap and jazz) and excellent singer with great comic skill,
Fairy Godmother: female, great singer, soprano to a high E, excellent dancer (tap and jazz) w/great comedic skill.
Ugly Duckling: female, excellent singer and excellent dancer (tap and jazz) with great comedic skill.
Shoemaker’s Elf: female, excellent singer and excellent dancer (tap and jazz) with great comedic skill, seeking actresses 5’3″ or shorter.
Humpty Dumpty: female, excellent singer and excellent dancer (tap and jazz) with great comedic skill.
Papa Bear: male, excellent singer and dancer (tap and jazz) with a great sense of humor, the papa bear from “Goldilocks & The Three Bears,” ensemble;
Mama Bear: female, excellent singer who moves well, with great comedic skill, should have incredible pop/rock belt, plays the mother bear from the story “Goldilocks & The Three Bears,”
Baby Bear: female, adult actress to play baby bear, excellent dancer (tap and jazz) and excellent singer, with great comedic skill, the wide-eyed and precocious baby bear from “Goldilocks & The Three Bears.”
GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING – Character Breakdown
3 Women, 2 Men. Looking for a cast of star soloists who can harmonize well, and move effortlessly onstage. Everyone must be excellent with choreography.
Martin: Leading Man, Baritone. Must move well
Lynne: Leading Lady, Soprano. Must move well
Victoria: Comic Ingenue, Second soprano. Must move well
Jason: Comic Juvenile, Tenor. Must move well.
Alyson: Soubrette, Alto, Dancer.
GREASE – Character Breakdown
Danny: The leader of the “T-Birds”. Well built, good looking, with an air of cool, easy going charm. Strong and confident. Must be a triple threat
Kenickie: Second-in-command of the “T-Birds”. Tough looking, tattooed, surly, avoids any show of softness. Must be a triple threat.
Doody: Youngest of the guys. boyish, with a hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys. Guitar playing a plus.
Roger: The ‘anything for a laugh’ stocky type. A clown who enjoys putting other people on.
Sonny: A wannabe tough guy who thinks he’s a real lady killer.
Eugene: The class valedictorian. Physically awkward and nerdy.
Vince Fontaine: (Adult) a typical ‘teen audience’ radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran ‘greaser’.
Teen Angel: A good looking, falsetto voiced crooner. Considering “Little Richard” type or as female Aretha Franklin type.
Sandy: Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute, like Sandra Dee of the ‘Gidget’ movies. Must be able to play sassy and sultry after her transformation. Must be triple threat.
Rizzo: Leader of the “Pink Ladies”. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken, but vulnerable. Must be triple threat. Roller-skating skills a plus.
Frenchy: A dreamer. Good natured but a little dumb.
Marty: The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth.
Jan: Energetic, bubbly, and eating all the time! Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys.
Patty: A typical all American cheerleader. Attractive and athletic. Aggressive, sure of herself, with disconcerting enthusiasm. Baton Twirling a plus.
Cha-Cha: Kenickie’s blind date, who dances the Hand Jive with Danny. Sexy, fiesty and overly confident. Non singing Excellent dancer
Miss Lynch: The Rydell High School Head Mistress. Strict, demanding teacher, who would like to consider herself ‘hip’, but she definitely isn’t.
Ensemble: (10) 5 boys and 5 girls to be featured throughout as students, dancers, Alma Mater choral group members etc. All must be excellent singers and dancers.