Auditions

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PRIMA presents Shrek the Musical
Director: Miranda Selwood
Musical Director: Hayley Marsh
Choreographer: Taylor Davidson

AUDITION DATES

SUNDAY 22ND JULY

Juniors 9:00am - 10:00am

Adults 10:00am- Noon

 

Location
Lawnton Showgrounds (757 Gympie rd lawnton)

Adult Auditions

  • Auditionees will be scheduled in small groups
  • Please allow up to 90mins to complete your audition
  • All auditionees will be required to sing individually and may be given a cold-read script
  • The group will be taught a short dance segment before or after singing auditions
  • Booth singers only required for vocal audition

 

Adult Audition Preparation

Vocal Audition

  • Please prepare excerpts from two contrasting musical theatre songs. One excerpt should be a comedic character song.  Please do not present songs from the show.
  • You should prepare 16 - 32 bars of each song (no more than 2 mins). The panel may hear one or both songs at the audition. With this in mind, please make appropriate cuts to your songs and choose excerpts which best demonstrate your abilities.
  • Please ensure you provide sheet music in the correct key, clearly marked with cuts/changes. Please note that unaccompanied auditions or backing tracks will NOT be accepted.
  • Be prepared to be stopped part-way through your song, and to work with the director on alternative characterizations.
  • You may also be requested to complete a range test.

 

Cold-Read

  • You will be given a short script segment to prepare briefly.
  • The segment may be solo or with a scene partner.
  • The focus of the reading is comedic characterisation and improvisation skills.

 

Dance

  • The group will be taught a short dance segment with options for various skill levels.
  • Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for movement.
  • Experienced dancers, please wear dance shoes.
  • Please bring tap shoes if you have them.

 

Children's Auditions

  • Auditionees will be scheduled in small groups
  • Please allow up to 60mins to complete your audition
  • All auditionees will be required to sing individually
  • The group will be taught a short dance segment before singing auditions

Audition Preparation

Vocal Audition (BABY SHREK)

  • Please prepare an excerpt from a music theatre or folk song that shows character. Please do not present songs from the show.
  • You should prepare 16 - 32 bars, or no more than 2 mins.
  • Please ensure you provide sheet music in the correct key, clearly marked with any cuts/changes. Children may use a backing track but sheet music is preferred. A capella auditions will NOT be accepted.
  • Be prepared to be stopped part-way through your song, and to work with the director on alternative characterizations.

OR

Vocal Audition (YOUNG & TEEN FIONA)

  • Please prepare the provided material in I Know It's Today bar 140 – 155. Ensure you prepare the correct part as marked in the music (this will be provided via email upon registration)
  • An accompanist will be provided, or you may bring your own
  • Be prepared to be stopped part-way through your song, and to work with the director on alternative characterizations.

Cold-Read

  • You will be given a short script segment to prepare briefly.
  • The segment may be solo or with a scene partner.
  • The focus of the reading is comedic characterisation and improvisation skills.

Dance

  • The group will be taught a short dance segment with options for various skill levels.
  • Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for movement.
  • Experienced dancers, please wear dance shoes.
  • Please bring tap shoes if you have them.

REHEARSALS

You will be requested to advise us at auditions of any rehearsal dates for which you cannot be available, so please check all the dates and note this before your arrival. Availability for rehearsals is an expectation and non-availability will be taken into consideration when casting.

Venues & Dates

Sundays 1pm – 5pm

Lawnton Showgrounds 757 Gympie Rd

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Strathpine Community Centre 199 Gympie Rd

 

Additional or extended rehearsals may be required in the two weeks prior to bump in. A full schedule will be made available at the first rehearsal.

Please note children will not be required for every rehearsal.

 

Promo Opportunities/Photoshoots

Promotions and photos will be organized from time-to-time and may be in addition to rehearsal dates/times. We will endeavor to give you as much prior notice as we can, and ask that you make yourself available for as many of these opportunities as possible. Parental consent is required for cast members under the age of 18.

 

 

PERFORMANCES

All cast members MUST be available for all technical rehearsals and performance dates.

 

Venue

Redcliffe Cutural Centre – Downs St, Redcliffe

 

Tech Week – from 6pm

Monday 1st Oct – BUMP IN, TECH RUN

Tuesday 2nd Oct – TECH/DRESS

Wednesday 3rd Oct – FINAL DRESS

Thursday 4th Oct –PREVIEW

 

 

Performance Dates

Friday 5th Oct 7:30pm

Saturday 6th Oct 2pm

Saturday 6th Oct 7:30pm

Sunday 7th Oct 2pm

Friday 12th Oct 2pm (school hours matinee during term)

Friday 12th Oct 7:30pm

Saturday 13th Oct 2pm

Saturday 13th Oct 7:30pm

Sunday 14th Oct 2pm (all required for Bump Out after show)

 

 

PRIMA Membership

To be part of PRIMA's production of Shrek you must be a financial member.

The annual membership fee is $40 and the production fee for Shrek is $60.

You are required to pay these costs no later than the third rehearsal; otherwise your position in the cast may be forfeited.

 

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Teen Fiona (doubles in ensemble role)

Teen Fiona is a teen version of Fiona and requires a strong singing voice, able to hold a part by herself in three parts.

Gender: female

Age 12-17

Young Fiona (doubles as Ugly Ducking) 2 Children to role share*

Young Fiona is a younger version of Fiona and requires a solid singing voice, able to hold a part by herself in three parts.

Gender: female

Age: 7-12

Little Shrek (doubles as Baby Bear) 2 Children to role share*

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.

Gender: any

Age: 5-12

Ensemble

Solid singer/actor/movers needed to play fairytale creatures, guards and some small speaking roles. Tap dancers particularly encouraged to apply.

Gender: any

Age: 16+

Booth Singers (age 16+)

Strong ensemble singers able to sing harmony in tune and with confidence. Good music reading skills a bonus but not required. Not required to memorise music; can have sheet music for performances

 

Role Sharing

Every child will perform at every performance. They will alternate the nights, e.g. one child plays Young Fiona and the other Ugly Duckling one night, and they swap roles the following night. The nights for whom will play whom will be decided at a later date. The production team will ensure role sharing occurs fairly and equally.