Open Auditions for Shrek the Musical :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Open Auditions for Shrek the Musical

Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital presents Shrek the Musical March 7, 8 and 9, 2014 at the Palace Theatre. This year's production is directed by Lisa Andres. Proceeds from the production benefit Hospice and Palliative Care at Nationwide Children's Hospital. View a sample performers resume.

About Shrek the Musical

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?

Registration will close on December 16, 2013. Walk-in auditions will not be accepted.

View character descriptions. Limited roles for children under 12.

View additional Audition Information

Audition Dates
Saturday, January 4:  Teens and Adults 9-5
Sunday, January 5: Children, Teens and Adults 9-5
Monday, January 6: Callbacks 6 PM (if called)

Location - Subject to change
Stecker Auditorium in the Ann Wolfe Education Building
Nationwide Children's Hospital Main Campus
575 S. 18th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
(Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be permitted.)

Parking is available in the Outpatient Care Center Garage located at
555 S. 18th St. (the corner of Mooberry and S. 18th Streets) for a fee.

The following will be required at auditions. Please:

  • Bring your resume and headshot/photo to your audition.
  • Bring your personal calendar and/or list of conflicts for the period January 8 –March 9, 2014.
  • Prepare a song NOT TO EXCEED 16 bars of music, preferably not from the show.
  • Bring sheet music in your key (no a capella), an accompanist will be provided – no tapes please.
  • Prepare to dance: Wear comfortable clothes; choreographer will teach a short routine—dance auditions will follow.
  • Everyone should expect to stay for the duration of your group’s audition (approximately one hour).

Confirmation of your assigned audition time will arrive after December 19, 2013. For questions, please contact Pleasure Guild Auditions.

Registration for Open Auditions for Shrek The Musical have closed.  
If you have any questions, please contact

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000