EXPERIENCE YOUR POTENTIAL. ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.
These courses will push those performers who are striving to become the ultimate triple threat. Performers will receive intense training in singing, dancing and acting. All Backstage classes are taught by professionals in the business. We can't wait to see you gain new friendships, progress your talents, and perform your best!
Classes Begin January 6th
New Students are charged a Registration Fee of $30
$30 Registration Fee
Our group voice lessons are designed for singers looking to improve their confidence on stage, acting while singing, and harmonies, all while improving their individual voice techniques. Students will gain friendships as they encourage each others talents. Instructors will give individual instruction as well as overall group instruction.
Solos and group numbers will be included throughout the semester. Finishing with a recital. All group lessons will cap at 5 students. More times will be added if slots fill.
TEEN GROUP VOICE LESSONS
Director/Choreographer - Kayeli Hathaway
Producer - Shelby Hovley
Music Director- Kyle Lawrence
Stage Manager- Sarah Heiner
Assistant Choreographers- Shelby Hovley and Kyra Beatty
CLASSES START- Jan 7th
AUDITIONS - Jan 10th
CALLBACKS- Jan 11th, 10:00-2:00pm (By invitation only)
Tuesday/Thursday 5:45pm-7:00pm & Saturday 9:45-11:45am
PERFORMANCES- March 19, 20, 21, 23, 24
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Auditions are open to all performers between the grades 8th-12th
Bring ALL conflicts from January 6th- March 28th, any conflicts not included at the time of audition will not be honored. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.
If you cannot attend auditions on January 10th, contact us and we will schedule another time for you.
Bring a headshot and resume to auditions
Come prepared to sing 1 minute in the style of the show or stylistically appropriate to a character from the show. An accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music. Or bring a karaoke track, no tracks with vocals.
Auditions will take place at the studio located at 803 North 1250 West #4, Centerville, Utah, 84014
Training and Performance Monthly: $87
Costume Rental Fee: $53
Registration Fee for New Students Only: $30
Performers will be required to provide underclothing and shoes for performances. Consisting of a tan leotard & black shorts for girls and a black tank top & black or tan pants for boys.
*High Schoolers Grades 10th-12th can participate in show only for $65/mo. + Costume Fee $53 + Registration Fee $30 if they are unable to participate in training.
HOW TO SIGN UP
1. Click any "register" button on website
2. Register for "TRAINING & SHREK" or "SHREK SHOW ONLY"
3. Email us to get an audition time
Everyone who registers will be cast in the production, no refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted
- Dance Call will be held from 10:45-11:30am (Jan 11th) all those participating will be invited to attend the dance call, wear dance clothes, bring dance shoes, and be prepared to move.
- Additional Callbacks will be held after by invitation only
AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG FIONA/BABY BEAR/LITTLE OGRE
Auditions for Young Fiona will be held Saturday January 11th from 10:00-10:45 please be prepared to sing I Know It's Today Junior version, this role is open for actors ages 9- 13, must be enrolled for the spring semester at Backstage to participate. Costume fee $47. Not everyone who auditions for this role will be cast.
Auditions for Baby Bear/Little Ogre will be held from 11:30-12:15pm please be familiar with Story of My Life/Freak Flag come to sing and read lines from the play. This role is open for actors ages 7-13, must be enrolled for the spring semester at Backstage to participate. Costume fee $47. Not everyone who auditions for this role will be cast.
Absolutely NO refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted
If you have any questions, please email us.
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 a young man who is an excellent actor with 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. Cast a girl who can do it all: act, sing and dance. This is a premiere role for an experienced performer with a love able spirit.
Younger version of Fiona able to hold harmony and belt well
Younger version of Fiona able to hold harmony and belt well
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, 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. Be sure to choose a performer who complements Shrek well as his 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. Cast a performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice
Good role for a performer that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.
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.
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. Cast a young performer with a lot of personality who can sing well
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; LOOKING FOR A a fun and dynamic trio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farquaad's comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.
Big Bright Beautiful World
Story of my Life
What's Up, Duloc?
I Know It's Today
This is How a Dream Comes True
I Think I Got You Beat
Make a Move
Morning Person (reprise)
Big Bright Beautiful World (Reprise)
I'm a Believer