Sandstone Productions


Sandstone Productions is pleased to announce the show for the 2017 season

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Please call 599-1144 to schedule your audition. 
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Adult Auditions

Saturday, February 18, San Juan College Little Theater
10 am to 12 noon, Dance Callbacks at 1 pm

Child Auditions (8 to 12 years old)

Thursday, February 9, Farmington Civic Center Theater
6:30 to 7:30 pm, Dance Callbacks at 8 pm

Audition and Rehearsal Information for Shrek

Rehearsals begin May 8th and run through June 14th, usually M-F from 6-10 PM. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays June 15-July 29. Please be prepared to list any and all conflicts with scheduled rehearsal and performance dates and times.

Shrek Audition Requirements (for all ages):

Applicants should prepare both a monologue and a song excerpt (16-32 bars) from standard Broadway literature. The combined time of both the monologue and musical selection should not exceed two minutes (2:00). All material must be memorized when presented. A cappella (unaccompanied) auditions are strongly discouraged. Please bring your own pre-recorded accompaniment on a device with a 3.5 (mini) headphone jack. Please bear in mind the style of the show and show requirements when selecting audition material. Vocal ranges for various roles are listed in the character breakdown.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to bring a headshot photo to the audition.

If selected for a callback audition, actors should be prepared to learn and perform a movement (dance) audition. Callbacks will also include readings from the script as well as additional singing tasks.

Character Breakdown (adapted from mtishows.com)

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. Scottish accent preferred.

Gender: Male
Character Age: 25 to 45 (not necessarily actor’s age)
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

 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 multi talented,
 she is not an ordinary princess. Tap dancing required.

Gender: Female
Character Age: 20 to 30 (not necessarily actor’s age)
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

 
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.

Gender: Male
Character Age: 20 to 35 (not necessarily actor’s age)
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. Usually played by an actor on his knees with good quality knee pads.

Gender: Male
Character Age: 30 to 45  (not necessarily actor’s age)
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B2

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.

Gender: Female
Character Age: 25 to 45  (not necessarily actor’s age)
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy
Gingy is a gingerbread man (puppet) initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. We plan to
 have the puppet be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.

Gender: Female
Character Age: 20 to 40  (not necessarily actor’s age)
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Pinocchio
The leader of the fairytale creatures. His nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying.

Gender: Male
Character Age: 20 to 40 (not necessarily actor’s age)
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3

Ensemble
Fairytale Creatures: 
Big Bad Wolf (cross dresses in women’s clothing)
Three Little Pigs (male or female)
White Rabbit (male or female)
 Fairy Godmother
Peter Pan
 Wicked Witch
 Ugly Duckling (male or female)
 Three Bears (doubling as an Ogre Family, see also children’s roles)
Mad Hatter
 Humpty Dumpty
Elf
Three Blind Mice (3 women, double cast from Fairytale Creatures)
Angry Mob (double cast from Fairytale Creatures)
Happy People (double cast from Fairytale Creatures)
Guards (one is Captain, One is Thelonius)
Knights (4 men, double cast from Fairytale creatures)
Rats (tap dancing required)
         

 Children’s Roles:
Young Fiona: (girl, age 7-10ish, likely double cast as a Fairytale creature and/or Dwarf)Teen Fiona (also possibly cast with an “adult” actor age 16+)
Young Shrek (boy, age 7-10ish, also Baby Bear)

Please call 599-1144 to schedule your audition. 
Slots fill up quickly.