Middle School Overnight Camp
Ages 11-14
The information below is from the 2021 Middle School Camp. We are hoping to have our overnight camps again in 2022! Stay tuned for information about 2022 summer camps!

2021 Show: Shrek the Musical Jr.

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. (Courtesy of MTI)

One adult family member of each camper is required to serve on a Production Crew.

Auditions

We will hold auditions for those who would like an opportunity for a role, solo, or featured dancer; however, you do NOT need to audition in order to participate in this camp. Students who choose not to audition will be placed in the ensemble. Auditions will occur via video, and submissions will be accepted from May 14th through May 20th at noon. Videos should be sent to auditions@firstactkc.org.

Students who choose to audition will need to submit the following:

  • Sign up for auditions.
  • A video containing a performance of a one-minute cut of an audition song of the student’s choice.
  •  A performance of one of the selected Shrek Jr. audition monologues. Audition monologues found here. 
  • A video containing a performance of the dance audition. The dance auditions will be learned at home via the videos found here.  Students will be asked to study the video for their respective camp and then tape themselves doing the routine. 
  • A completed audition form. Shrek Jr. audition form found here.

Links to each YouTube video will be shared with First Act by emailing the links to auditions@firstactkc.org

Instructions for uploading audition videos to YouTube found HERE.

Callbacks will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the First Act Studios. Those students invited to callbacks will receive more information.

Character Breakdown:

Storytellers – Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward. Gender: Any

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. 

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 not many manners. 

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona – the younger versions of Fiona. 

Lord Farquaad – A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. 

Donkey – A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of “quiet time.” He is Shrek’s loyal and ever-faithful sidekick. 

Dragon – A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. 

Mama Ogre and Papa Ogre – Shrek’s parents. 

Little Ogre – a younger version of Shrek. 

The Fairy Tale Creatures – The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. 

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. 

The Three Little Pigs – Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. 

Ugly Duckling – He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts.

The Three Bears – Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear.

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. 

The Three Little Pigs – Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. 

Ugly Duckling – He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts.

The Three Bears – Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear.