Open auditions are coming up soon for two O’FallonTheatreWorks’ Youth Theatre musicals planned for this summer, Once Upon a Storytime, and Shrek the Musical, Jr. The auditions will be held at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Auditions for Shrek the Musical, Jr., will start at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. Auditions for Once Upon a Storytime will be held Saturday, April 8, starting at 9 a.m.
Shrek the Musical, Jr. - (April 1-2 auditions start at 10 a.m. for students in grades 6-12.) Auditioners should pick up an audition packet at the Renaud Spirit Center; the packet contains everything you need to know to prepare for the audition, which calls for a monologue, music, dance, a headshot, a bio and a list of conflicts.
Synopsis: “Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…” Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a princess who resists being rescued. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily there is one, and his name is Shrek. Show dates are set for June 15, 16 and 17.
Once Upon a Storytime– (April 8 auditions start at 9 a.m. for students in grades 2-6.) Auditioners should bring a headshot and 16 measures of prepared music from any Disney or Broadway song. Parents must be present to sign paperwork.
Synopsis: It’s bedtime, but Mandy, Tommy and Abby won’t settle down without a story, or two or three. Dad finally gives in, but his fairy tales are nothing like Mom’s. Was Cinderella crazy? Was Price Charming super immature? Why was the Big Bad Wolf really chasing those pigs? Snuggle up with these fun fairy tales, but watch out, there are dire consequences for those who stay up late. Once Upon a Storytime performances are set for June 9 and 10.