Artisan Children's Theatre
  • Artisan Children’s Theater

    announces auditions for

    Shrek the Musical JR.

    Music by Jeanine Tesori

    Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

    Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig


    Directed by Natalie Burkhart

    Choreographed by Jennifer Leyva

    Music Direction by Noël Clark


    Everyone's favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical.




    AUDITION DATES: Wednesday, April 17 from 4:00pm-8:00pm**


    **Vocal Auditions and Dance Auditions will be on the same night.


    ·         To audition, please schedule an appointment by clicking the following link:

    ·         Audition form and more information on line at:

    ·         Auditions will be held at Artisan Center Theater located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX 76053.

    ·         Rehearsals begin Monday, April 29, 2019 and will generally be Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. 

    ·         Actors must be at least 10 years old at the time of auditions to be considered for casting. (8-9 year olds may audition upon approval.)

    ·         Callbacks (if needed) will be Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 4:30-6:30pm.


    PRODUCTION DATES:  June 8-July 13, 2019


    ·         Performances will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm.

    ·         Cast members may also be asked to perform at the 2019 Fairy Tale Ball on July 9 at 6pm.



    Vocal Auditions – Be prepared to sing 16 bars from a Broadway or Disney song in the style of the show that best displays your vocal ability. No accompanist will be provided, so actors are asked to bring a CD with their accompaniment. Artisan Children’s Theater discourages the use of phones or other digital devices, so please bring your accompaniment on a CD. No singing a cappella please. Actors will also be doing cold readings from the script, so it is encouraged that everyone auditioning is familiar with the material. Audition sides will be posted on the ACT website prior to auditions.


    Dance Auditions – The dance audition will be from 5:30-6:30pm on April 17, the same day as song/sides auditions. All actors who wish to be considered for a role should plan to attend during that time, in addition to their vocal audition appointment. Actors will learn a brief dance combination and perform it in groups. Please be sure to bring clothes that you can move in. Dance auditions begin promptly at 5:30pm, so plan to arrive early.


    Please bring your conflict information with you to the audition. It is critical that you let Artisan Children’s Theater know all of your conflicts at the auditions. Artisan Children’s Theater will be unable to accept conflicts after casting is done unless they are emergencies.



    Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR.,based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.


    Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.



    Hope to see you there!




     Artisan Children's Theater

    444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053

    817-284-1200 |


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Natalie Burkhart