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The search is on to find Victoria’s most outstanding singers, dancers and actors.

Everyone’s favourite ogre is coming to Melbourne in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical.

October 2016 | Alex Theatre, St Kilda

Chosen performers will work alongside a professional creative team during the September School Holidays to bring this show to life.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  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 JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.








Please note more dates and times may be added. Please contact us via if you require another time.





Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

With abundant opportunities for imaginative sets and costumes, and a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there’s a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.

Check out a clip from the show that appeared on the Today show on Broadway!



Stage Masters seek an enthusiastic team of young technical creatives interested in the areas of lighting, audio, costume, stage management and set design, and a group of talented performers to bring our production of Shrek Jr to life!

Auditions are by appointment only. Book online now.

Performers: Singers, Dancers, Music Theatre Performers – Boys & Girls 11 – 18 years.*

Technical Creatives: Creative boys & girls interested in working behind the scenes – lighting, audio, painting, design, costuming, stage management. No technical experience is necessary but a passion to learn, and an interest in working behind the scenes is a must. 12 – 18 years.*



All audition bookings should be made online. CLICK HERE to book your time now.

Performers: Performers have a maximum time limit of 5 minutes in the audition room to present one song of their choice. Performers are required to either sing, dance, or perform a song and dance combination.

Applicants may be required to participate in some small acting work by request only.

Technical Creatives: Are required to attend a 5 minute interview. This is a casual opportunity for us to get to know you and find out about your interests.



Rehearsal & performance dates for Shrek Jr are below.

As rehearsals are minimal, cast members are required to commit to this schedule and should be available for as many dates as possible.

Please contact us via email should you have any date clashes. We can often work around availability issues and are hoping to meet as many talented performers at our auditions as possible.

A detailed breakdown of the rehearsal schedule will be provided to successful applicants at our first rehearsal. Not all cast members will be required for all of the weekend rehearsals.

All rehearsals will take place close to the Melbourne CBD in either North Melbourne, Balaclava or Prahran.


Thursday 11 August
Saturday 13 August


Thursday 1 September


Sunday 11 September – Orientation

Tuesday 13 September
Saturday 17 September – School Holidays

Monday 19 September – School Holidays
Tuesday 20 September – School Holidays
Wednesday 21 September – School Holidays
Thursday 22 September – School Holidays
Friday 23 September – School Holidays
Saturday 24 September – School Holidays

Monday 26 September – School Holidays
Tuesday 27 September – School Holidays
Wednesday 28 September – School Holidays
Thursday 29 September – School Holidays
Friday 30 September – No Rehearsal
Saturday 1 October – School Holidays – Principals Only
Sunday 2 October – School Holidays

Tuesday 4 October – Principals Only
Thursday 6 October – Principals Only
Saturday 8 October – Compulsory Rehearsal
Sunday 9 October – Compulsory Rehearsal

Tuesday 11 October – Principals Only
Thursday 13 October – Principals Only
Saturday 15 October – Compulsory Rehearsal
Sunday 16 October – Compulsory Rehearsal

17 – 30 October, 2016
Alex Theatre, St Kilda

Performance dates to be confirmed following auditions.



Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward, so cast some bold, energetic young actors.
Gender: both

He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer, but most importantly, snag a young man who is an excellent actor with comedic chops.
Gender: male

She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy. Cast a girl who can do it all: act, sing and dance. This is a premiere role for an experienced performer with a loveable spirit.
Gender: female

Young Fiona
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
Gender: female

Teen Fiona
Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and should have solid singing voices.
Gender: female

Lord Farquaad
A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, your very best comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.
Gender: male

A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” Cast an experienced performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character. Be sure to choose a performer who complements Shrek well as his/her loyal and ever-faithful sidekick.
Gender: male or female

A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Cast a performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice.
Gender: female

Mama Ogre
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Papa Ogre
Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Little Ogre
A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.
Gender: both

The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. Cast a young performer with a lot of personality who can sing well.
Gender: male

The Three Little Pigs
Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. It isn’t necessary that they look identical; focus on finding a fun and dynamic trio.
Gender: both

Ugly Duckling
He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a new performer.
Gender: male

The Three Bears
Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who have little performing experience but make a complementary group.
Gender: both
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Wicked Witch

A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality, so find a performer who is up to the task.
Gender: female

Big Bad Wolf

He doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he’s a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood’s grandmother’s dressing gown. This is a fun role for a newcomer to the stage.
Gender: both

A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. Find a performer with great energy.
Gender: both

Peter Pan

The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Cast a boy (or girl, if you want to give a nod to the traditional theater casting) who will have fun physicalizing the character.
Gender: both

Captain Of The Guard
This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn’t have to have a lot of stage experience; just be sure to cast somebody who has a big, booming voice and who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.
Gender: both


The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Cast young performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.
Gender: both

Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.
Gender: male



Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig


Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond

“I’m A Believer” (Neil Diamond) (c) 1966 Stonebridge Music, Foray Music. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (SESAC), on behalf of Stonebridge Music, and by Foray Music (SESAC). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

** Please note show fees apply.

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