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   You can purchase tickets for Shrek the Musical beginning October 14 online at showtix4u or at Van Mersbergen Insurance on the south side of the square.

Hello from Gail Wortmann, Director of the Davis County Fine Arts Council’s fall musical, Shrek. ________________________________________________________________________ You are receiving this email because someone mentioned to me you might be interested, you were on a previous program for a fall musical, you are new to our community, or because you have expressed interest. If you know of anyone else who might want to know, please forward this information to them. Invite someone new to our community or someone who would like to get to know more people or become involved in a (relatively) short-term project. _________________________________________________________________________ Tryouts are scheduled for September 9, 10, and 12, 2019, doors opening at 6:00 and tryouts starting at 6:30 pm at the Iowa Theater in Bloomfield! We will be listening for accurate notes and appropriate style. Those trying out for singing/acting parts and the ensemble will be asked to do a short dance segment. All three tryouts are open call, with call backs also happening on Thursday evening. __________________________________________________________________________ We are filling out tryout information forms online again this year using a Google Form. If you have a “smart” device, bring it with you or fill out the form in advance at https://bit.ly/2Kb05hs. Type in your answers or choose the appropriate “button.” When you are finished, hit “submit.” Your answers will automatically populate a spreadsheet we can share with committee chairpersons. Laura Van Mersbergen and Angela Davis will be at tryouts to help those needing assistance. ___________________________________________________________________________ LEADING ROLES Shrek – An ogre who has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from civilization; crass and brutish exterior disguises a soulful and lonely heart. A reluctant hero. Powerful presence with great wit. Baritone -tenor (to A). Comedic, singing, acting, dancing _______________________________________________________________________ Fiona – The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess. Soprano. ______________________________________________________________________ Donkey – A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Tenor. __________________________________________________________________________ Lord Farquaad – The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princes to marry so that he can become king. He has an intensely unfair bias against fairy tale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Baritone. _________________________________________________________________________ Dragon – A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter. Jake Bohi will be in the dragon costume, so the dragon will be a microphoned voice. Alto. _________________________________________________________________________ Gingy – A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairy tale creatures. Puppet. Puppeteer will be one of the female fairy tale creatures which will depend on tryouts. Soprano? ________________________________________________________________________ Pinocchio – The leader of the fairy tale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying. Tenor. __________________________________________________________________________ Big Bad Wolf – Fairy tale creature cross dresser. Baritone/Bass. __________________________________________________________________________ ENSEMBLE ROLES Ensemble – The varied ensemble of Shrek will play fairy tale creatures (3 Little Pigs, 3 Bears, Wicked Witch, White Rabbit, Sugar Plum Fairy, Peter Pan, Ugly Duckling, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf), Blind Mice, Guards, Knights, Pied Piper, tap dancing rats . Singing and dancing are required of some. ____________________________________________________________________________ Hope to see you there! Gail — Gail B. Wortmann wortmann@netins.net