Shrek the Musical (TYA)

By Music by Jeanine Tesori Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture

Directed by Roseann Sheridan

Based on the delightful Oscar-winning film, this musical comedy is ogre-sized fun for the whole family. An unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside his loyal friend, Donkey and the feisty Princess Fiona. Add to the crew a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you've got a cast of characters like no other. Hilarious and heartwarming with a great message: "Don't judge a book (or an ogre) by his cover." This is the Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) version, which is slightly shortened to be suitable to school groups and younger audiences.

Produced by Children's Theater of Madison at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: October 9-25, 2015

Performance Times:
Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturdays at 2:30 & 7:00pm, Sundays at 2:30pm plus school-matinee performances as posted on CTM website.

Ticket Prices: $15-$30 for public performances

Call 6082552080 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


YOUTH (ages 8-17) auditions will be held Sunday August 2nd from 2pm-5pm. Sign up for an audition slot online via (click on the Get Involved page, then Audition-For-Us)

Roles available for up to 12 Youth, including Young Fiona, Teen Fiona, Pinocchio, Baby Bear, 3 Pigs and Young Shrek plus multiple ensemble parts. All youth parts involve singing, dancing and acting.

Please come prepared with 16 bars of a standard musical theater selection; bring sheet music in a 3-ring binder, clearly marked. A piano accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to stay for a dance call at the end of the hour in which you are auditioning; dress appropriately.

Rehearsals begin Sept. 1; no rehearsal Labor Day weekend. Rehearsals are weeknights and weekends; not all actors are called for every rehearsal, however all actors are required to be at all technical/dress rehearsals Oct. 3-8 and the 5 school matinee performances.

For more information and to sign up. please go to Complete information is available here.