Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Fun Home, Caroline, or Change, and Kimberly Akimbo) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Please join us for a celebratory meeting at the Lyric Creative Space, which will include an introduction of the Production Team, a presentation of the vision by the Artistic Team, and information about auditions and backstage opportunities for volunteers. Registration for auditions will begin at Kick-Off. If you are not able to attend, you may register beginning the following day on this page.

To read about the wide array of volunteer opportunities for non-performers, please click the link below.

Volunteer Opportunities


Doors open at 12:45 pm, auditions begin promptly at 1:15 pm


Doors open at 5:45 pm, auditions begin promptly at 6:15 pm

Auditions for this production are in-person only, and will be held at the Lyric Creative Space. Auditions will consist of a Movement Workshop/Audition, as well as a Traditional Audition, which includes the performance of a Vocal Selection and a Reading Selection. (Vocal Workshops will be held prior to the Traditional Audition.)

Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged and can be completed at the Kick-Off meeting, or on this page beginning on Thursday, January 5. Please be sure to include your name and the day you wish to audition in your email. An audition time slot will be assigned when you arrive.

Please Note:

  • You only need to attend one Audition day.
  • Everyone auditioning must be at least 8 years old by January 8, 2023.
  • In order to enter the Lyric Creative Space, everyone must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, please see “Staying Safe at Lyric” by clicking here.
  • For more detailed information about Shrek auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the Lyric process, click the link below. Please read this information carefully, as it should answer many questions.

Detailed Audition Information

If you do have further questions, you may direct them to Stage Manager, Becky Millard at [email protected].



Everyone auditioning will need to complete and sign all documents included in the Audition Form, which will be linked below. This includes a Policies & Procedures Form, and a Parent Letter, if the auditioner is under 18 years of age on January 8, 2023. (If you are under 18, your parent/guardian must sign all pieces.)

Audition Form (Coming Soon)


Everyone auditioning for Shrek must perform one reading selection and one vocal selection from the choices provided. To decide which pieces to perform, please click links below for detailed Character Descriptions, followed by the Audition Material Selection Guide. If you are auditioning for Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, or Lord Farquaad, you must perform the reading and song selection for the same character.

Character Descriptions
Audition Material Selection Guide

Click below for links to the materials detailed in the Selection Guide.


“Build A Wall”“I Know It’s Today” (Adult Fiona)“Don’t Let Me Go”
“Ballad Of Farquaad”
“Story Of My Life”“I Know It’s Today” (Young/Teen Fiona)

All Audition Readings



“Build A Wall”

“I Know It’s Today” (Adult Fiona)

“Don’t Let Me Go”

“Ballad Of Farquaad”

“Story Of My Life”

“I Know It’s Today” (Young/Teen Fiona)


All those auditioning will be asked to learn a short combination during the Movement Workshop/Audition. We have provided a link below to a video teaching the beginning of the combination, so that you may familiarize yourself with it. There will also be an additional combination taught the night of the audition. We are looking for tap dancers, so please bring tap shoes if you have them!

Link to Dance Video (Coming Soon)


January 4, 2023

January 8-12, 2023

(Callbacks will take place Friday, January 13)

April 13 – 16, 2023
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts


Production Supervisor: Kerry Farrell
Co-Directors: Freda Tutt & Christopher Brown
Music Director: Craig Hilliard
Choreographer: Kyla Paul Marchand
Assistant Choreographer: Ellie Wallace
Stage Manager: Becky Millard
Assistant Stage Manager: Todd Hanley
Rehearsal Pianist: Nate Venet


Co-Set Designer: Doug Viehman
Co-Set Designer/Colorist: Ann Vivian
Lighting Designer: Roya Millard
Projection Engineer: Jeremy LaClair
Sound Designer: Rick Pingert
Costume Designer: Leah Burke
Makeup/Hair Designer: Linda Fleury
Prosthetics: Kelley Lane
Graphic Designer: Jane Burchard


Technical Director: Andy Pearson
Set Engineer: Doug Viehman
Set Construction: Curt (Walter) Curtis & Len Rubin
Set and Lighting Visualizer: Tom Dunn
Set Decoration: Cathie Covey
Propmaster: Lesley Graham
Costume Construction: Maureen Fraser
Costume Shop Manager: Sharon Patno
Makeup Coordinator: Dawn Dudley
Special Effects: Belinda Emerson & Julianne Nickerson
Safety and Security: Bill McSalis & George Henry


Business Manager: Kim Steinfeld
Promotions: Hannah Normandeau & Alex Venet
Promotional Wear: Pam Jacobs
Program: Pat Boera
Front of House: Heidi Racht
Photographer: Jenn Adams


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