Algonquin Arts Theatre
Performing Arts | Education | Film
A New Jersey Non-Profit Organization
Box Office: 732-528-9211
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12-6pm | Saturday 12-4pm
173 Main Street | Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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SHREK! The Musical

An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
Featuring the Algonquin Youth Ensemble

Director: Ian Moore
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse
Choreographer: Sean Openshaw

Monday, January 19
- By appointment only starting at 3 p.m. * Students 9 to 18 years only.

  • Roles are appropriate for 9 years of age and older. All students under 18 who are cast in this production will be enrolled in the tuition-based 2015 Spring Performing Arts Academy Algonquin Youth Ensemble class, a musical theatre intensive program.

Monday, January 19
- 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Auditioners will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday, January 20 - 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Auditioners will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

Acceptance through audition only! Actors must be able to attend all performances and mandatory rehearsals. Call Julie at 732.528.9224 to schedule an audition.

Wednesday, January 21 at 5 p.m. (ages 9 to 18)
Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. (Adults)

*** Actors will be told at their audition as to whether or not they should come back to our call-back scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2015. If for some reason this is a conflicting time frame, please indicate this on the actors audition form.


All auditions will be at the Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street in Manasquan.


Auditioners are asked to prepare at least 16 to 32 bars of a song that matches the style of the musical. Be prepared to read as well as dance at the call-back. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key.

  • We encourage actors to bring a resume/headshot.


Operate up to ten weeks starting the week of February 4, 2015.

Wednesday(s): 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/15, 4/22 and 4/29
Saturday(s): 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/18, 4/25 and 5/2


TECH WEEK will be May 4-8 | Time: 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, May 9 • 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 10 • 3 p.m.
Friday, May 25 • 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 • 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 • 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 • 3 p.m.
* Please keep Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. available for potential added show.

Music by Jeanin Tesori
Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abair
Based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steid’s 1990 book Shrek!.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek ..." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds 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 one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.


ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE, with the exception of Lord Farquaad which has already been cast.

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 his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimistic with heart.
Male, 20-35 yrs old
Voice Range: C3 - B4

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.
Voice Range: F3 - Eb5

Ensemble (Casting 15+) - Singers, Dancers and Improvisational skills - various ages and personalities. Fairytale creatures (Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice, Bishop, Tweedle Dum, Mama & Papa Ogre, Bricks, Thelonius, King Harold, Pied Piper, Sugar Plum Fairy, Queen Lillian, Bluebird, Wooden Soldier, Golden Goose, Tooth Fairy, Wizard, Snow Queen); Angry Mob; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Rats.

Young Fiona / Young Shrek

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 multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.
Female, 20-30 yrs old
Voice Range: F3 - G5

Shrek - Our story's title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on 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.
Male, 25-45 yrs old
Voice Range: A2 - G#4

Gingy - A gingerbread man/lady initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His/ Her wit and resolution help him / her both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures.
Voice Range: B3 - C#5

Pinocchio - The leader of the fairytale creatures. An animated puppet whose nose grows every time they lie. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying.
Voice Range: E3 - F#4

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