Description:

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"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.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Oct 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 27th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 27th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 28th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

Ticket Prices:

Pima Community College Center for the Arts:

2202 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ 85709


Show Notes:

Artistic Team
Director:  Korby Myrick
Choreographer:  Kelsey Eggerman
Musical Director / Conductor: Michael Rhodes
Accompanist:  Jodie Gillespie

Students must be enrolled in an eligible class in order to audition. Audition appointments are available for students ages 8-18 once they are enrolled in a class.

Auditions
August 24th, 6pm-9pm - By Appointment
August 25th, 9am-11am - By Appointment

Callbacks
August 25th, 12pm-5pm - By Invitation


Characters:

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.

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.

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.

Lord Farquaad

The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princes to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.

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.

Gingy

A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.

Pinocchio

The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying.

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

Angry Mob

Happy People

Guards

Knights

Rats

Crew:

Backstage (Ages 16+)

Part of Backstage Crew: Moves sets and props before and during performances and/or works in the costume area backstage. Because of the many responsibilities, Backstage Crew members are required to attend all technical and dress rehearsals and performances including School Days performances. All backstage crew members are required to arrive one hour before performance begins. Students under 16 must have parent working backstage and permission from Artistic Director.


Props (Ages 13+)

Part of Backstage Crew Checks props table before start of show. Help actors find and return props to the table during the performance. Acts as a runner if neccessary.


Makeup (Ages 13+)

Part of Backstage Crew: Assists Makeup Production Team with the application of makeup and cleanup in the Greenroom at dress rehearsals and performances. Must have taken Makeup Workshop previously. All Makeup Crew members are required to arrive 1.5 hours prior to each performance.


Costumes (Ages 13+)

Part of Backstage Crew Helps costumers backstage. Acts as runner or assists with quick changes as necessary.


Lighting (Ages 16+)

Part of Lighting and Sound Crew Works spotlights and microphones. This crew will receive valuable training and, therefore, the Lighting and Sound Crew members are required to attend all technical and dress rehearsals, and performances, including School Days performances. All Lighting and Sound Crew members are required to arrive one hour before each performance begins.


Spotlight (Ages 16+)

Part of Lighting and Sound Crew Works spotlights and microphones. This crew will receive valuable training and, therefore, the Lighting and Sound Crew members are required to attend all technical and dress rehearsals, and performances, including School Days performances. All Lighting and Sound Crew members are required to arrive one hour before each performance begins.


Sound (Ages 16+)

Part of Lighting and Sound Crew Works spotlights and microphones. This crew will receive valuable training and, therefore, the Lighting and Sound Crew members are required to attend all technical and dress rehearsals, and performances, including School Days performances. All Lighting and Sound Crew members are required to arrive one hour before each performance begins.


Ushers (Ages 8-18)

Takes tickets and hands out programs at theater entrance prior to beginning of each performance. Must arrive 45 minutes prior to show times. Does not have to attend every show.


Special Activities (Ages 8-18)

Provides help with the Opportunity Drawing ticket sales and assists Special Activities Team at souvenir sales table during each performance. Must arrive 45 minutes prior to show times. Does not need to attend every show.