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AUDITION NOTICE

F R E E  A U D I T I O N  C L I N I C -  August 15th

A U D I T I O N S -  August 18th

C A L L B A C K S - August 19th

R E H E A R S A L S -  August 22nd - November 9th

P E R F O R M A N C E S -  November 10th-21st

 

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. Adult humor seen in the movie & full musical has been cut and adjusted for a younger age group of performers.

Once upon a time, in a faraway 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. 

FREE AUDITION CLINIC

WHEN: August 15th, 5:30-6:15 pm

WHAT: Free Audition Clinic

WHO: Anyone who wants to come to try Backstage! We will work on callback material ahead of time with the actors. Students can ask questions about auditions, and meet new friends and the production team.

WEAR: Wear movement clothes, and bring shoes to dance in (tennis shoes or jazz shoes work great)

WHERE: Centerville Location (803 N 1250 W #4, Centerville, UT, 84014)

You do not need to attend the audition clinic in order to audition, it is just extra help and SUPER FUN!

AUDITIONS 

  • WHEN: August 18th, Sign-Up for an Audition Time

  • WHAT: Auditions for Roles

  • WHO: Actors auditioning for the show (5th-7th Graders)

  • WEAR: Wear professional clothing

  • WHERE: West Bountiful Location (724 W 500 S #900, West Bountiful, Utah, 84087)

  • Auditions are open to all performers between grades 5th-7th

  • Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays/Thursdays (see schedule below)

  • We are hoping to double-cast most roles

  • Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal 

  • If you cannot attend auditions or callbacks, contact us, and we will schedule another time for you

  • Come prepared to sing 1 minute of a musical theatre song or a stylistically appropriate song to fit a character from the show

  • An accompanist will not be provided, please bring a karaoke track, no tracks with vocals

BRING TO AUDITIONS

  1. Audition Form (includes your contact info, previous show experience, all conflicts from August 18th-November 18th)

  2. Headshot with Actor's Resume on the back

  3. Your 1-minute music cut (on a device we have Bluetooth, Aux or iPhone aux)

  4. Wear professional clothing

CALLBACKS

Additional Callbacks will be held on August 19th by invitation only.  To help you prepare for Callbacks ahead of time, familiarize yourself with the songs and characters from the show.  Use the Shrek Jr. version for songs, they are different from the Broadway & the movie version.

REGISTRATION INFO

HOW TO SIGN UP

1. Click any "register" button on the website or if you are a returning student visit your parent portal

2. Register for "MUSICAL THEATRE (FULL PROGRAM)" or "MUSICAL THEATRE (PARTIAL PROGRAM)"

3. We will send an audition time 1 week before auditions

4. Attend your 1st week of class or rehearsal for this course 

 

Everyone who registers will be cast in THe production

not every actor will be called to every rehearsal

No refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted

 

If you have any questions, please email us.  backstageperformingartsutah@gmail.com

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