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A Christmas Carol: December 6-22, 2019


So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).

AUDITION notice:

Shrek: The Musical

Non-Equity, PAID Roles Available


Auditions November 23rd, 2019

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Director: Jon Tisevich

Rehearsals begin Dec 9th and will typically be held Sundays - Thursdays 7:00-11:00p.

The production is scheduled to open January 17th and will run through February 9th; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:00p, and Sundays @ 2:00p.  There will be a 2:00p & 7:00p show on February 8th. There will be five 10:00AM student matinee performances on Jan 28th, 29th, 30th, and February 4th & 5th


ALL ROLES AVAILABLE, with the exception of SHREK. See full character breakdown below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available.  

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  

Saturday 11/23: 10:30a, 11:00a, 11:30a, 12:00p, 1:30p, 2:00p, 2:30p All Audition slots are now full.

Dance Callbacks will be November 24th at 10:30am. Principal Callbacks will be November 25th & 27th

**Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online audition form HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.

If for some reason you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions but would still like to be considered for the production, OR, if you have any questions, please contact:

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702


*FIONA -  (Female, Any Ethnicity, 20s-30s) Princess with an attitude. Quirky, hilarious, and heartfelt mezzo-soprano with strong belt; tap/dance skills required.

*DONKEY - (Male, African American, 20s-40s) Shrek’s self-appointed sidekick, charming and clingy, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick wit barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Comic skills, soulful vocal style.

*LORD FARQUAD – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 20s-50s) pompous, power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex. Character baritone or tenor. Movement skills a plus; must have strong knees.

DRAGON – (Female, African American, 20s-40s) Charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle, Dragon traps Donkey and falls in love with him. Fierce mezzo/belter with gospel sound.

PINOCCHIO – (Male, Any Ethnicity, 16-30s) neurotic wooden boy banished to Shrek’s swamp by Lord Farquaad. Comic role, tenor with strong, agile falsetto.

GINGY/SUGARPLUM FAIRY – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 16-30s) a cookie that is tortured by Farquaad's guards; comedic role, character voice a plus, vocal versatility and solid belt/mix.

TEEN FIONA – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 15-20) has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has some angst about not being rescued yet. Strong singer with sense of humor.

YOUNG FIONA – (Female, Any Ethnicity, 8-12) 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 with sense of humor.

YOUNG SHREK/BABY BEAR – (Male, Any Ethnicty, 10-13) strong singer with sense of humor, movement skills a plus.

ENSEMBLE – (Females & Males, Any Ethnicities, 16-50s) Strong Singers, Actors, Dancers to play multiple characters including DULOC Guards, Townspeople, and Fairytale Creatures including: MAMA BEAR, PAPA BEAR, BIG BAD WOLF, WICKED WITCH, FAIRY GODMOTHER, THREE LITTLE PIGS, THREE BLIND MICE, WHITE RABBIT, ETC.