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Cottage Theatre holds auditions for ‘Shrek: The Musical’

Cottage Theatre will hold auditions on Saturday, July 7 at 6 p.m. for “Shrek: The Musical,” the fantastic fairytale adventure for the whole family.
This production, which will be on stage at Cottage Theatre Oct. 5-28, is directed by Keith Kessler, with music direction by Keri Davis and choreography by Janet Rust. Auditions will take place at Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove, and no appointment is necessary. A large, all-ages cast is needed.
Based on the Oscar-winning animated film, “Shrek: The Musical” is an irresistible blend of adventure and romance. The unlikely hero is a hulking green ogre named Shrek, who suddenly finds himself on a life-changing quest through the “Big, bright, beautiful world.”
Spurred by his desire to reclaim his swamp from a gang of fairytale interlopers, Shrek strikes a deal with the cruel (and vertically-challenged) Lord Farquaad. If Shrek rescues Princess Fiona, then Farquaad will give the evicted fairytale misfits their homes back so Shrek can reclaim his.
Joined by a wisecracking donkey, Shrek eventually frees the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) princess from a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. Much to his surprise, Shrek discovers there is more to this unusual princess than meets the eye!
Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and readings from the script. Interested actors should come prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of a song similar to the style of the show, but not from the show itself. An accompanist will be provided, and actors should bring sheet music for the pianist.
Everyone will dance in this show, so auditioners should dress in clothes that permit movement.
Additional audition details and a character breakdown are available at www.cottagetheatre.org, or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.