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Shrek the Musical

Main Stage Musical: All ages welcome

Artistic Director
Bruce W. Crews

Auditions for Shrek will be announced to members on Monday February 27

and to the public on Wednesday February 29!

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June 9-11 & 16-18, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm
Jackson College's Potter Center, Baughman Theatre

"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.



August 22 and 23, 2016

6:30-9:00pm (drop by when you are able!)

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201

Actors should park in the rear of the church and enter the southwest door, which will be marked.


This production calls for

All genders. Ages 8 and up. Color-blind casting.


Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.


What Actors Should Expect at Auditions

Vocal audition, monologue or cold reading, and dance audition.


What Actors Should Prepare for Auditions

•16-32 bar vocal audition. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist or a recording (CD player and audio cable provided).

No acapella please.

•1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Cold readings will be provided if actors do not have a monologue.

•Actors should come dressed to move because there will be a dance portion to auditions.

•Actors should bring their schedules from August 29, 2016 through November 13, 2016 and be ready to list any potential conflicts.

Character List

(Note: Ages flexible)


Tevye...Male age 45-60

Golde...Female age 40-50

Tzeitel...Female age 18-25

Hodel...Female age 18-23

Chava...Female age 15-20

Shprintze...Female age 9-13

Bielke...Female age 8-12

Yente...Female age 50-60

Motel...Male age 18-25

Perchik...Male age 20-30

Lazar Wolf...Male age 40-50

Avram....Male age 40-60

Grandma Tzeitel...Female age 60-75

Fruma-Sarah...Female age 35-45

Constable...Male age 35-45

Fyedka...Male age 20-25


Ensemble calls for Males and females of all ages

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

Monday-Friday 6:30-9:30 starting August 29, 2016 until tech week.


Contact: Artistic Director Sara Long at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .