Saturday, November 14, 2015

Arts Express : Audition Call: Shrek the Musical


From: Karen Wiese []
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 2:04 PM
Subject: Audition Call: Shrek the Musical



2016 Arts Express Building careACTOR Production

Shrek the Musical

Directed by Michael Candela

The Arts Express Building careACTOR program, in partnership with the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind, unites actors from the deaf, blind and general community. Using synchronized speaking/signing, English and American Sign Language (ASL) is interwoven with music, dance and storytelling techniques to create a one-of-kind theatrical event.   In recognition of this top-notch, innovative program, Arts Express was a 2015 award winner in the Arizona Commission of the Arts "Art Tank" program!

Join our unlikely hero, and his "loyal steed" Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a cookie with attitude, and you've got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film,  the adventure teaches Shrek about friendship, embracing what makes him special and of course, true love!

Actors with any experience ages 12-25 welcome, with exceptions made at director discretion based on character needs

Actors from the Deaf/Signing community – all ages welcome



Auditions for Hearing/Speaking Actors: Sunday, December 6th, 12:00 noon-3:00 pm

Auditions for Deaf/Signing Actors:  Monday, December 7th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Auditions for Actors Not Able to Attend Times Above:  Tuesday, December 8th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Call Backs:  Tuesday, December 8th, 6:00-8:00 pm

All at Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway

Hearing/Speaking Actors: Prepare approximately 32 bars of a musical selection (preferably a musical theater piece) that shows off your range.  You can bring an accompaniment track or sheet music (an accompanist will be provided)

Deaf/Signing Actors: Prepare a short (no more than one minute) monologue or artistic expression to be performed in ASL 

$50 Registration Fee with Scholarships Available

Scholarships of 50% off to be awarded on an honor system (no application required).  Scholarships to be accessed by those that are financially unable to pay the full registration fee.  Use coupon code "ILOVESHREK" to access the scholarship.

Includes 75+ hours of rehearsal direction, actor skill building, materials AND cultural sensitivity training (including basic ASL)


Trainings and Rehearsals

All in Berger Performing Arts Center or ASDB High School Classroom, 1200 W. Speedway

Friday, December 11th, 5:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, December 12th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, December 18th, 5:00-8:00 pm

Saturday, December 19th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beginning Thursday, January 7th, rehearsals will be scheduled three days/week with assigned times for attendance based on casted role.  Additional rehearsals will be scheduled as needed and during show week.  A detailed schedule of all rehearsals will be provided at the December trainings/rehearsals.



Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway

Show Days Production:  Thursday, March 30th (tentative)

Friday, April 1 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 2 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 pm



(520) 319-0400



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