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Shrek The Musical Jr. Audition

Presented by Hillel Academy of Tampa

Dear Parent or Guardian:
Welcome to the auditions for Hillel Academy of Tampa’s production of Shrek The Musical Jr.! Please read the details of this email carefully.

It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. We are very excited about working with all of you to create a spectacular theatrical experience for our students!

Auditions:

When: Thursday, December 9th 3:30-5:30

Who: Students in grades 3-8

Where: Hillel Academy (room to be determined)

Auditions will consist of a reading from the play and a singing audition. We are looking for a few things in these auditions. For the acting part of the audition, you will read a scene from the play. For the singing audition, you will learn a short song from the show that you will sing. Below, you will find several “sides” from the play. These are lines of dialogue and songs from the play for particular characters. You should study this prior to the auditions so that you can perform in character. Though not required, it is best to memorize the lines for the character you choose to read for. We are looking for projection (you are loud enough so everyone seated in the theater can hear you), inflection (you have an emotional quality to your voice), and character (you offer something unique to the character you are playing). Please don’t be nervous. Get up there and give it the best you’ve got! No acting experience is necessary, the auditions simply help us find the right character for your child.

Mandatory Parent Meeting

Thursday, December 16 th from 6:00-7:00pm via Zoom. (Link will be sent via email) At least one parent or representative of every cast member MUST attend this meeting. Cast members are also strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. Please note, as this is different from years past- If you or a family representative do not attend the parent meeting, you child will not be able to participate in the show.

Rehearsal Schedule

For the months of January-February your child will be at rehearsal 2 days per week. For the months March-May, this may increase to possibly 3 days per week. When making a decision on whether or not your child has time to be in this show, know that they can be called to any rehearsal on the calendar (generally on Wednesdays and Thursdays), so if they have a particular conflict, (for example, they cannot rehearse on these certain day of the week) they may not be cast in the show. Please note: Thursday practice will be after school from 3:15-4:30. Wednesday practice will be held during school time from 2:25-3:15.

An additional practice day will be on Friday from 3:15-4:30 as needed.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is a total of $300 and covers Session II & III January 11 th – May) of our Enrichment classes (formally clubs). Complete the audition form by clicking the button below.

Tech Crew

The technical crew of a show is responsible for creating the visual world in which the story takes place. We have lots of positions available for students interested in working the technical side of a theatre production. Please know that if you are selected for this position, you will be held accountable for said duties and responsibilities. There is no participation fee to be a part of the tech crew, but you must complete an application (see button below).

Here is a general list of all tech positions available:

Stage Manager, Assistant Director, Costumes, Sound and Lighting, Properties (Props) Master, Props Assistant

First Rehearsal

The first rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 2:25-3:15pm. A complete schedule will be provided in advance.

Performance Date

This date will be on a weekday evening or Sunday during the day in the month of May 2022. We will provide more detail as soon as we have a confirmation.

Casting Calls

Roles will be assigned on Wednesday, December 15 th . Each family will receive an email with the cast list. This show is looking for lots of speaking/singing roles. Cast members will be selected by the audition supervisors.

Parental Involvement

If any parents would like to volunteer on the day of performance or otherwise, please contact Ronit Gordon gordonronit@gmail.com

The production team is thankful for the chance to work with you and your child! We look forward to seeing your child at auditions.

If you have any questions, please email Ronit Gordon gordonronit@gmail.com

Register and complete audition form

Signup to be on tech crew

Song Options for Specific Characters

Shrek Character Breakdown

Shrek Monologue: Scene Selection