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Started in 1958 by a group of community-minded individuals, FCCT is founded on the belief that exposure to live theatrical performances is a valuable experience to be shared with families and children of all ages. FCCT's Fall production combines the talents of mature actors and technicians with the creativity and wonder of young people. The Peanut Butter and Jam Revue is a summer workshop program where young people are the performers and technicians.
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Fort Collins Children’s Theatre is pleased to announce that SHREK the Musical is coming soon and audition registration is now open! Please review the following information and register for both the audition workshop and the auditions. The audition workshop is not required, but it will give you the opportunity to hear from our directors and better prepare for auditions.
Saturday, August 8 10am – 12pm
Backstage Collective Warehouse 720 East Vine Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Directors Dulcie Willis and Aimee Woods will lead participants through a fun and informative workshop on how to make your Shrek audition your best one yet! We will address how to make a professional slate introduction, how to prepare a great monologue and how to perform your song along with 15 tips on great auditioning. You will feel confident and prepared after these two short, energetic hours!
To register: https://2015shrekworkshop.eventbrite.com
Saturday, August 22 9am – 12pm – ages 11- 18. 1pm – 4pm – ages 19+ MONOLOGUES/SONGS only
Sunday, August 23 1-4pm CALLBACKS – you will be notified if you need to attend this session after 6pm on Saturday, August 22.
For your audition, please prepare: 16-32 bars of two contrasting (in style) songs (at least one song from a musical) to be performed with sheet music and live accompanist (provided.) Songs from the show are not required, but acceptable. Some singers may be asked to demonstrate their vocal range through basic vocalises. You must also prepare a one-minute comedic monologue from a published play. Show strong character choices with your piece.
Callbacks will be posted online by 6pm on Saturday, August 22.
For Callbacks: Bring clothing and shoes for movement.
To register: http://goo.gl/forms/AIjBw5HB4A
Roles and Requirements
Lead and supporting roles for adults, teens and children 11+ (two parts for girl and boy ages 11+ who are very strong singers). Actors and singers (dancing a “plus”)
Donkey –Male, Shrek’s self-appointed side-kick, as charming as he is clingy, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick with barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Winning and easy charm, comic skills, soulful vocal style. Sing to A flat.
Dragon – Female, charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. Donkey becomes trapped by Dragon and becomes her prisoner of love. Dragon helps save the day at the end of the musical. Mezzo/belter with gospel sound.
Fiona – Princess of Far Far Away, daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian. Has spent most of her life locked in a dragon-guarded castle reading romantic fairy tales. Underneath lurks a smart, outspoken girl who can’t help burping or launching into hand-to-hand combat when needed. Soprano with belt.
Lord Farquaad – A pompous, power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex and intense dislike of all fairy tale creatures. Sets out to claim a beautiful princess as his bride in order to ensure himself a kingly throne. Character baritone or tenor.
Shrek – An ogre who has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from civilization; crass and brutish exterior disguises a soulful and lonely heart. A reluctant hero. Powerful presence with great wit. Bari-tenor (to A).
Young Fiona/Young Shrek – looks age 10. As Princess Fiona, a bright little girl only recently locked in a tower, who passes her time reading fairy tales about being rescued by a handsome and charming prince. Strong singer.
Teen Fiona – Princess Fiona as a teenager; has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has angst about not being rescued yet. Sense of humor, strong voice, ensemble.
Pinocchio – Banished to Shrek’s swamp along with other fairy tale creatures by Lord Farquaad. Comic role, tenor, ensemble.
Three Little Pigs – Funny, anxious, have German accent is possible, baritone and tenor roles.
Ensemble Roles -Some ensemble roles may be double or triple cast. All require strong singers and have featured moments.
White Rabbit, Gnome and Peter Pan – (one or more roles) – Comedic role, tenor, ensemble.
Wolf – Tough guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know he likes dressing up in Granny’s clothes. Comedic role, bass-baritone to high G.
Wicked Witch – Comedic role, soprano, ensemble.
Gingy (Gingerbread Man) – female to play a male; a cookie that is tortured by Farquaad’s guards. Comedic role, character voices a plus, sing with vocal versatility and solid mix, belts to a D, ensemble.
Fairy Godmother – female, comedic role, soprano to a high E, ensemble.
Ugly Duckling – female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Shoemaker’s Elf – female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty – female, opens the show sending her young Shrek out into the world and telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks. Comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.
Papa Bear – From Goldilocks story. Male, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Mama Bear – From Goldilocks story. Female, comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.
Baby Bear –The wide-eyes and precocious baby bear from Goldilocks. Comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Other Ensemble & Fairy Tale Creatures –King Harold, Queen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Captain and his Guards, Knights, Pied Piper and Rats, Three Blind Mice, Bluebird, Bishop, Sugar Plum Fairy, Mad Hatter, Dwarf. All strong singers with some featured moments.
What is Shrek the Musical About?
Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?
What Is Shrek the Musical Like?
Based on the contemporary fairy-tale book and the animated film it inspired, Shrek the Musical uses an all-new score to expand on the movie’s original story. (You get to know Shrek as a kid, for instance.) There’s a lot for the eyes and ears to ogle over: spectacular sets, innovative scene changes, puppets of all sizes, plus a very large and energetic cast. Like the movie, there are pop-culture references galore and plenty of laughs, many that involve bodily noises. That might be a turn-off for some, but there’s also a good moral and traditional happy ending.
Is Shrek the Musical Good for Kids?
Kids will love everything about Shrek the Musical. The songs are catchy. The production delivers many cool sights and sounds. And with so many familiar-looking characters running around onstage, this is easily one of the most attention-grabbing productions.
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a summer drama workshop presented by Fort Collins Children’s Theatre
Our Summer Workshop is full and we have a rather large waiting list, however, if you would like to add your name to that list, please do by clicking the button below. This workshop runs from June 1st through the 21st 2015, culminating with a performance of ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.‘ on the Magnolia Theatre stage at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins!
June 1st-18th, 2015
M-F: 9am – 3pm
Shepherd of the Hills Church
June 19th – 21st, 2015
5 shows! 2 Friday, 2 Saturday, 1 Sunday!
Lincoln Center’s Magnolia Theatre
Children ages 10-14 are welcome to participate.
There is a workshop max of 25 children- early registration is recommended.
No more than 1 day absence will be allowed and all absences must be approved in advance. Please provide a full list of conflict dates when registering.
Children must bring a sack lunch every day.
The show will have a professional director, music director, and tech director. Children will participate in all aspects of the stage production.
Register using this online system and mail in your payment to:
3212 Nesbit Court
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
$299 for the 1st child
$279 for additional children
Registrations will not be confirmed until payment is processed. Payments not processed by April 1st will result in child’s registration being moved to waiting list. Registration fee is fully refundable (before May 1st) only if your child’s spot can be filled from the waiting list. After May 1st we will retain a $50 admin fee from the refund, assuming the spot can be filled.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.
Contact Heather Beller before registering for scholarship consideration.
For more questions or more information, contact Heather Beller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Peanut Butter and Jam Revue” summer workshop for 2015 has changed it’s format. At this time the information below is all that we can post, but please keep an eye on this website for further information as it becomes available.
June 1-21, 2015 with performances the weekend of June 19-21 on the Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre stage
Full day sessions 9am-3pm. The rehearsal location has not been determined at this time.
A show title has not been determined at this time.
One cast of no more than 25.
Registration will begin March 1.
Please contact Heather for further details at “email@example.com”