SHREK AUDITION INFO
Auditions are split into parts: acting, singing and dancing. Auditions are held in front of the directors and other actors. Parents and friends are not allowed to watch auditions.
Read the character descriptions and choose one of the monologues below for a character you might like to play. (note: not every character has a monologue)
At auditions, you will learn a section of the song, "Freak Flag," which is a song sun by all the fairytale characters in the show. You do not need to memorize this song, but if you'd like to listen to it ahead of time, you can listen to it here.
You will be taught a short dance combination at auditions which will be performed in small groups. Wear clothing and shoes you can move in (no skirts, flip flops or sandals)
Everyone will sing a section of, "Freak Flag," which in the show is sung by all the fairytale creatures. This will be taught at auditions so you don't have to memorize anything.
There are many great characters in Shrek that do not have monologues, such as: Pinocchio, Gingy, Wolf, The three bears, Peter Pan, the Fairy Godmother, the Witch, the 3 little pigs, Knights, Dragon, Shrek's Mom and dad, the mirror, Young Fiona and many more. If you are interested in one of these roles, you may let the Director know at auditions and should prepare a monologue from one of the selections above.
SHREK AUDITION MONOLOGUES
Yeah, yeah, we read the notice. "All fairy tale creatures have been banished from Duloc. All freaks are evicted. Well, I'm not a freak, and I'm tired of being treated like a puppet. I'm a real boy! (nose grows, he gets defensive) I have a glandular condition!
(defiant) I'll never tell! (then, distressed) No! Not my gum drop buttons! All right all right, I'll tell you. Do you know the muffin man? (more insistent) Yes, the muffin man! Well, she's married to the muffin man!
(over-enthusiastic and eager) Nobody's fine on their own! Not when you look like we do. Hey! We gotta join forces! Otherwise, they're gonna lock me up! And I cannot go back in a cage! I don't know if I mentioned or not, but I did six years in solitary for impersonating a piñata.
(arrogant, pompous and mean) I'm not the monster here, you are. You and the rest of that fairytale trash poisoning my perfect Kingdom. As soon as I find a Princess to marry, I shall be King. I shall make Fiona my Queen and Duloc will finally have the perfect King. Captain, take the cookie to the swamp with the rest of the fairy tale freaks!
YOUNG FIONA / TEEN FIONA / PRINCESS FIONA
I can't think about Shrek. Now now. I'm a princess, after all. And look at me! Who could ever love a beast so hideous and ugly? Princess and ugly don't go together. My only chance to find happily ever after is to marry my true love.