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The Story:

 

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?

 

Read the script HERE.

 

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The Cast (and stage age):

 

SHREK  (Male, 25 – 45)  A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp.  He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way falls in love with Fiona.  Vocal range  A2 – G#4

FIONA (Female, 20 – 32)  The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets.  Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him.  Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.  Vocal range:  F3 – G5

DONKEY (Male 15 – 35)  A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards.  Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into his good graces.  Easily frightened and pushy.  Vocal range:  C3 – B4

LORD FARQUAAD (Male 30 – 45)  The comically short ruthless ruler of Duloc.  He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king.  Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father.  Vocal range:  B2 – D5

DRAGON (Female 20 – 40) A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated tower.  She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever.  Will double as Mama Ogre in scene 1.  Vocal range:  F3 – Eb5

GINGY (Female 16 – 40) A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad.  His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures.  Will double as Sugar Plum Fairy.  Vocal range B3 – C#5

PINOCCHIO (Male 15 – 40) The leader of the fairytale creatures.  He is an animated wooden puppet whose nose grows every time he lies.  Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying.  Vocal range  E3 – F#4

YOUNG FIONA  (Female 8 – 13) plays Fiona at age 7 when she is first locked in the tower by her parents.  Sings “I know it’s today” with the other Fionas.

TEEN FIONA (Female 14 – 18) plays Fiona as a teenager.  Must by shorter than adult Fiona, but taller than young Fiona  Sings “I know it’s today” with the other Fionas.

YOUNG SHREK (Make, 8 – 13) plays Shrek at the beginning when he is sent away by his parents.  Will double as Baby Bear and Dwarf.

ENSEMBLE:  Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs,  Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Humpty Dumpty, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice, Guards, Knights, Dancing Rats, Dragon Puppeteers, People of Duloc, Mama and Papa Ogre and Fiona’s parents.

 

Read more about the musical HERE.