Shrek the Musical

December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Shrek the Musical

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays

Mackey Theater

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Based on the smash-hit DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award®-winning fairy tale adventure. "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.

Creative Team

  • Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

  • Music by Jeanine Tesori

  • Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

  • Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions

  • Directed by Scott Spence; Musical Direction by Larry Goodpaster; Choreography by Martín Céspedes

  • Featuring Gilgamesh (G.A.) Taggett as Shrek

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Under Scott Spence’s fun-forward direction and with Martín Céspedes’ joyous choreography that is perfectly in sync with the show’s orchestrations, the uninhibited and gifted ensemble takes us on a thoroughly enjoyable adventure. In fact, every ensemble number is a celebration, complete with exceptional vocal talent, remarkable dancing, and contagious exuberance.
— Cleveland Jewish News
This one is pure fun. Tesori’s music is so full of life and whimsy. And stoked long-time Beck Center actor Gilgamesh (G.A.) Taggett is returning as Shrek after being on the national tour of Annie for the past few years
— Scott Spence
Shrek The Musical is sweet, big, and extremely lovable
— Newsday
Deliciously funny. Spectacular
— The Daily Telegraph
Joyous. The most fun you’ll have. A monster hit!
— The Daily Mirror

Appointments are now being taken for Sunday Oct. 6th beginning at 6PM and Monday Oct 7th beginning at 6PM. Please call 216-521-2540 x10 to make your appointment.

We are searching for Actor/Singer/Dancers ages 17 to 45 for the following tracks:

Dragon (Female; Ideally African-American; must possess big belt/gospel sound)

Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy (Female; strong belt PLUS ability to do high puppet voice)

Papa Bear (Male; Ideally 6'2" or over; bass/baritone)

2 of the 3 Little Pigs (Male; strong movers)

Big Bad Wolf (Male; Strong Character Actor)

Fairy Godmother (Female)

Mad Hatter (Male)

Ensemble One (Male; Multiple Roles)

Ensemble Two (Female; Multiple Roles)

 Most roles have doubling opportunities within the show (ie # Blind Mice/Duloc Dancers/etc)

Audition Preparation: Please prepare one vocal selection, ideally from the Musical Theatre canon. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Singing a capella is highly discouraged. Song length should be no longer than 90 seconds. Dance calls will be held during call back sessions only.

Call Backs: Will likely take place the weekend of Oct. 12/13

Rehearsals: Will most likely begin on or around Sat., Nov. 9th

Performances: SHREK opens Fri. Dec. 6th and closes Sunday, Jan. 5th. Performances are Friday Evenings and Sat/Sun Afternoons with additional performances Sat evenings (Dec. 14th and 28th) and Thursday Dec. 19th. There are NO performances Dec. 23/24/25/26 to allow actors to travel for Christmas Break.

Only Non-AEA actors will be seen for these roles. However, all actors are eligible for 8 to 9 EMC points for their participation in this production. All actors 18 and over are paid a modest stipend for their participation as well.

Please call 216-521-2540 x10 for your appointment. If you have additional questions please write to Artistic Director Scott Spence at