Shrek the Musical Auditions

Shrek the Musical Auditions

Black Dirt Theater is excited to hold auditions for our summer musical "Shrek"! We are looking for people of all ages and abilities. We are looking for people who are interested in very strong dancing parts. 

In addition to auditions, we are still looking for a stage manager, if you are interested in that please email

Our Promise: 

We will do everything in our power to make this a really fun, stress-free hour for all participants! 

WHO Auditions When: 

KIDS (12 and under) audition Thursday, May 10th (5:30-8:30pm) in the Hastings High School Commons.

ADULTS (13 and up) audition Friday, May 11th (6:00-9:00pm) in the Hastings High School Commons, and Saturday, May 12th (9:00-11:00am)

**If the audition times do not work for you please email to make adjustments. 

CALLBACKS will be Saturday, May 12th (12:30-2:30pm) at the Hastings High School Commons

WHAT Will Auditions Be Like?

Each audition will take about 40 minutes with you and a group of usually 6-8 people. Arrive at the Hastings High School Commons area to check in and be shown where your next step is (address is listed below, park in the lower lot) 5 minutes before your audition time slot. 

At that time you will: Fill out an audition sheet (PLEASE bring your complete calendar of conflicts from June 1st to August 7th. If you do not complete your conflicts on the survey, that will be sent out to you after you sign-up.) You will have your photo taken, do range testing to show how low/high you can sing, rehearse the dance, then go in and audition for the creative team. You can choose a song that you would like to sing that shows the range of the character you want to be, or you can sing a song like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" if you are not sure what you want to do. After you give everyone high-fives, you are all done!  

WHERE Will Auditions Be? 

Hastings High School Commons Area to check in, 200 General Sieben Drive; Hastings, MN 55033

After saying "Hi!" and checking in in the commons area, you will move to the multi-purpose room to practice or learn the dance, and then to the stage with your small group that you are signed up with to do the rest of your audition!  

WHAT To Prepare: 

For your audition, prepare one song of your choosing. You can sing a song that a character you want to be sings in the musical, or you can sing a song that shows you singing in that range. You can also just choose any song you are comfortable singing to show your voice off, rather than a song from the musical. 

You will learn a dance at your audition, and will have a chance to practice before you audition, so no need to prepare a dance! 

WHAT to Wear: 

Wear comfortable clothes that you can dance in. You will be practicing the dance prior to your audition.

Tips Of The Trade:

Relax as much as you can, be yourself, and enjoy getting to have a creative time where you get to sing and dance. Black Dirt Theater supports a calm environment and people who have never auditioned before! 


Within two hours after auditions end on Thursday or Friday, you will hear if you should come back in for a callback. If you audition Saturday morning, you will find out if they want you back for a callback when you leave your audition. Callbacks will be 12:30-2:30 pm on Saturday, May 12th at the Hastings High School Commons. If you would like to have a lead role, you should keep this time open in your schedule. If you are not on the call back list, that DOES NOT mean that you are not in the show, there will just be some people that we will not need to see again before deciding the role best fit for them! 

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, July 27th- 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 28th- 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 29th- 2:00 pm 
  • Wednesday, August 1st- 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 2nd- 7:00 pm 
  • Saturday, August 4th- 7:00 pm 
  • Sunday, August 5th- 2:00 pm 
  • STRIKE- August 6th 

Requirements of Cast Members:

We do not have our cast and crew pay to be a part of our experience for the show, but we do require that each person helps us with at least one volunteer opportunity during the show. We will email this information to you at the same time that the official cast is sent out to accept roles. 

We also ask that you are at strike to help clean up, as well. 


Please share this with your friends and encourage others to sign-up to audition with you! 

We look forward to seeing you at your audition! If you have any questions please call Katie Zuzek at 651-387-1805. 

Location: Hastings High School Commons

To sign- up go to the following link:

Contact information

Black Dirt Theater
Katie Zuzek
Web site

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Sunday, May 13
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