Wanted: Princess Fiona

This appeared in today's Times:

Wanted: Young Fiona for "Shrek the Musical"

Does your dress-up-loving little girl dream of becoming a princess? Even if that princess moonlights as an ogre?

Well, assuming she can sing, here's her chance. DreamWorks Theatricals and the 5th Avenue Theatre have announced open auditions for the role of 8-year-old Princess Fiona in the upcoming Broadway-bound musical. Girls 8 to 10 years old with great singing voices are encouraged to audition for the role, which will be for the Aug. 14-Sept. 21 Seattle engagement only.

"Shrek the Musical," also co-produced by Neal Street Productions, is the first foray into Broadway by DreamWorks. Most of the cast has already been announced, and includes Broadway veterans Sutton Foster and Brian d'Arcy James, as the adult Princess Fiona and Shrek.

Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at Seattle Children's Theatre, and appointments for a spot can be made by calling the 5th between 1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To audition, girls need to prepare one song and bring sheet music; an accompanist with be provided at the audition (no a cappella singing or taped accompanying music permitted). They also need to bring a résumé and photo, but it doesn't have to be a professional headshot.

More information: 206-625-1418 or www.5thavenue.org.

Break a leg, princesses!


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