Auditions

 

Auditions: February 26th and 27th at 7pm

Dance audition will begin promptly at 7 pm, singing auditions will follow. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of one of the shows. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No tracked music or a cappella singing will be allowed. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles. No need to sign up for an audition time, just show up a little before 7 pm. Please bring a headshot and resume. Auditions are only for ages 16 and up. Children for Shrek will be chosen from our Woodlawn Academy of the Performing Arts program at a later date.

 

Shrek: June 30-July 30

Director: Mark McCarver

Choreographer: Alonzo Corona

Musical Director: Darrin Newhardt

“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.

 

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying August 25 – September 17

Director/Choreographer: Christopher Rodriguez

Music Director: Josh Pepper

A satire of big business in the 1960’s, this story follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

 

Character Breakdown – Shrek

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.

Age: 25 to 45. 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 multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess. Age: 20 to 30. 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.

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.

Age: 30 to 45. 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.

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

 

Gingy

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.

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: C#5. Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Pinocchio

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.

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

 

Ensemble

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

 

Character Breakdown – How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.

Pierrepont Finch

Our story’s protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the ‘ladder of success. Age: 18 to 28. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Gatch

A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies.

Age: 40 to 60

 

J.b. Biggley

The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting.

Age: 50 to 65. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Rosemary

A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch’s love interest.

Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Smitty

A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man.. Age: 30 to 40

 

Bud Frump

Biggley’s nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections.

Age: 18 to 28. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Miss Jones

J.B.’s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her.

Age: 55 to 65. Vocal range top: Gb5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Mr. Twimble

He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed.

Age: 60 to 75. Vocal range top: E4. Vocal range bottom: C#3

Wally Womper

The company’s Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer.

Age: 55 to 70. Vocal range top: E4. Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Hedy

A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants.

Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: Eb5. Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Ensemble

Scrubwomen, Executives, Secretaries

 

Stay tuned for audition information on the rest of the 2017 Season!
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Questions? E-mail: info@woodlawntheatre.org

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