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'Shrek' Musical Continues Casting Search through 5/18

Shrek, the new Broadway-bound musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, and directed by Jason Moore, is looking for a Shrek and a Donkey to star on Broadway! Male performers of all cultural backgrounds are being sought for these roles, and anyone interested can submit their audition materials post-marked by this Friday, May 18, 2007.

Roles that need to be filled and instructions are as follows:
 
"SHREK: 20s – 30s. An ogre. His imposing physical appearance disguises a warm heart. A lonely outsider with soul, strength, and wit. Values his peaceful solitary life in the swamp. Seeking actors with a powerful presence and strength with true Rock or R&B voices. Preferably a baritone.

DONKEY: 20s – 30s. A performer with a contemporary, urban edge and great humor. Joins Shrek on his journey to capture Princess Fiona. Seeking unique performers especially from slam poetry, comedy, Hip Hop worlds or clever actors with great comic skill.

1. Make a video recording of yourself singing one song and copy it on to a DVD. (No lip-syncing please – must be live!)  Please clearly label the DVD with your name and contact information.

2. Take a photograph of yourself and print it out, or if you have one, send a copy of your headshot.

3. Put together a resume or list of background experience and, very important, your contact information – including address, phone and e-mail.

4. BY SNAIL MAIL send items 1, 2 and 3 to:

DreamWorks Animation
I Want To Be Shrek
PO Box 2693
New York, NY 10108

All materials must be post-marked by Friday, May 18th, 2007.  Keep copies of anything you send. The DVD and any other materials you send in will be retained by and will become the sole property of the Producers, and will not be returned to you whether or not you are considered for a role.  The Producers are not responsible for lost, stolen, or incorrectly mailed materials.  The Producers will not be able to answer questions about the receipt or status of any materials."

Produced by DreamWorks Animation and Neal Street Productions, Ltd., the Shrek creative team is planning a New York reading for July 23-August 3, to be followed by a Broadway opening in 2008. For updated information, visit http://iwanttobeshrek.com.

Based on the popular children's book by William Steig, Shrek has been the subject of two massively successful animated films, the Academy Award-winner Shrek (2001) and the highest grossing animated film of all time, Shrek 2 (2004). The third installment in the series, Shrek the Third, hits theaters May 18, 2007.
 



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