West Bend's Longest Running Community Theatre

2018 Youth Theater Camp

Over 40 Hours of Theater Intensive Workshop Time…

For youth age 6 to 16 in Shrek the Musical Jr. under the direction of Felice Leib with Musical Masquers.

Each Day for 12 days, students will learn this show, extensive choreography, their lines and the music to present fabulous performances of DreamWorks’s Shrek the Musical Jr. in June of 2018. Prior to the Camp, you get intensive audition tips, acting class, and ways to make your audition the best ever!

Compare our program to those offered by others in Southeastern Wisconsin and you’ll see the incredible value, great learning experience, and program that you’ll get as we perform on stage at UW-WC with one of DreamWork’s favorite shows.

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Show Synopsis:

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 JR. is 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.

Character Breakdown

Storytellers

These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward.
Gender: Both

Shrek

He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he’s really just a big fellow with a big heart. An actor with comedic chops.
Gender: Male

Fiona

She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and – surprisingly – manners akin to those of a teenage boy.
Gender: Female

Young Fiona/Teen Fiona

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona are younger versions of Fiona and must sing solo.
Gender: Female

Lord Farquaad

Must sing, but most importantly, a comedian who isn’t afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.
Gender: Male

Donkey

A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” Must sing and has a whole lot of presence and character.
Gender: Male

Dragon

She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey.

Pop singer.

Gender: Female

Mama Ogre

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Must sing.
Gender: Female

Papa Ogre

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Must sing.
Gender: Male

Little Ogre

A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.
Gender: Both

Pinocchio

The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. Must sing.
Gender: Both

The Three Little Pigs

Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist.
Gender: Both

Ugly Duckling

He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. Comedic role
Gender: Both

The Three Bears

Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear.
Gender: Both

Wicked Witch

Character role. She has a big personality.
Gender: Female

Big Bad Wolf

He doesn’t need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he’s a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood’s grandmother’s dressing gown.
Gender: Male

Gingy

A performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. Lots of energy.
Gender: Both

Peter Pan

The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Cast a boy (or girl, if you want to give a nod to the traditional theater casting) who will have fun physicalizing the character.
Gender: Both

Captain Of The Guard

This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority, who isn’t scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.
Gender: Both

Knights

The Dragon’s background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Sing well.
Gender: Both

Dwarf

Farquaad’s comparably short and grumpy father. Cameo role.
Gender: Male

Ensemble

The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show.
Gender: Both