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Performers MAINSTAGE

GRADES 9-12- Shrek 

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January 9th- April 3rd
Auditions: January 2nd 6:00-8:00 
No class February 20th

MONDAYS 6:00-8:00 AND
TUESDAYS 6:00-8:00
SHOW DAYS: April 11,12,13
$375  for Participation
The Daly Theater @ THE SPACE, 56 Island Street, Lawrence
**NO REFUNDS will be provided following casting

 

We've noticed over the past year that the time constraint has put more stress on our students, leaving them not feeling prepared. For that reason, we are dedicating MONDAYS for music and TUESDAYS for staging. We recognize this means more time in rehearsals, but it means less stress outside of the rehearsal space. 

Our students will focus on character work, acting through singing, and scene basics while putting on the productions of "Shrek" There will be a balanced emphasis on music, acting, and dance. This program nurtures rehearsal and performance principles, requiring commitment, teamwork, and collaboration within diverse creative processes. 

Our Auditions will be held prior to the start of our sessions. Please prepare 16 measures of a musical theater song of your choice. When choosing a song, consider the style of the show and the range of the character you are auditioning for. 

Due to the intensity of this course, commitment is very important to us. Students will be asked to sign an agreement stating their understanding of our commitment policy. At our audition, please provide a list of any KNOWN conflicts during our rehearsal period. Further, any student who misses three rehearsals (or the equivalent of six tardies) will be at risk of losing one of their performance. Please keep this policy in mind PRIOR to signing up. 

This class is FULL. Please email 

actingoutregistar@gmail.com

to be put on the waitlist! 

CHARACTERS

Storytellers

Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward

Shrek

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.

Fiona

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.

Young Fiona

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Teen Fiona

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.

Lord Farquaad

A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible.

Donkey

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.

Dragon

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.

Mama Ogre

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.

Papa Ogre

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence.

Little Ogre

A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage.

Pinocchio

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.

The Three Little Pigs

 Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist.

Ugly Duckling

He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. 

The Three Bears

Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear.

Wicked Witch

A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress.

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.

Gingy

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.

Peter Pan

The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story.

Captain Of The Guard

This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority.

Knights

The Dragon's background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon.

Dwarf

Farquaad's comparably short and grumpy father.

Ensemble

The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. Be sure to cast a diverse group of kids with lots of personality and different strengths. Other standout ensemble roles include : The Guards, Duloc Performers, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper, Rats and the Bishop. Ensemble roles like Birds, Trees, Deer, Woodland Creatures and Fairy Tale Creatures help make up the backbone of the musical. 

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