Plot Summary

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.

Audition Instructions

Please read through the Character Breakdown below and select which character(s) you would like to audition for. If you are trying out for multiple roles, please select your first choice and prepare to sing through the music for that character ONLY. The music is in the link below each character. Please indicate in the text box at the bottom of the form which role is your first choice.

Auditions will be held at the VOS Hall at 744 Fairview Rd Victoria B.C. on:

Tuesday December 4th 2018 from 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday December 5th 2018 from 6:30-9:30pm

Thursday December 6th 2018 from 6:30-9:30pm

ADDED: Saturday December 8th from 9:00am-Noon

Auditionees must stay for the entire hour and the dance audition will be the last 15min of the hour.

TIP: wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition as auditions may run ahead of schedule.

Callbacks will be held Sunday, December  16th – Noon. – 4 p.m. – Link to Callback page HERE

Character Breakdown


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.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: A2


Little Shrek

Gender: Male
Age: (able to play) 7 but can be a few years older



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.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3


Young Fiona

Gender: Female
Age: (able to play) 10-12 years old


Teenage Fiona

Gender: Female
Age: (able to play) teenager



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.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C3


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.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B2



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.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3



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.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3



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.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3



Fairytale Creatures (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

Please select your audition date and time from the calendar below and then fill out the form.

Note that we are taking 10 names in each time slot so once a slot is full it will become unavailable on the calendar.

Audition Dates: December 4, 5, 6,  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
ADDED: December 8th 9:00am – Noon

The number displayed under the time you select shows how many spots are left in that time slot


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