Shrek The Musical JR. Auditions

Palm Beach Children's Chorus is excited to announce our Fall 2020-Spring 2021 children's theatre production season! Once again we will be partnering with the South Florida Society for Arts and Culture to present a full scale musical theatre production. We are excited to announce that we will be performing Shrek the Musical JR for our Fall 2020 production. During the Spring of 2020, our production plans for Shrek, Jr. were halted abruptly by the Coronavirus pandemic. We are ready to bring exciting and educational musical theatre back to our community! Details for the Shrek the Musical, Jr. auditions are below. Please check back in a few weeks for details about our Spring 2021 production.  In addition to our musical theatre production classes, we also offer classes in theatre, music discovery, chorus, voice, and audition prep.

Audition: Who? What? When?
We are now holding auditions for Shrek the Musical JR! Casting kids Ages 10-18 who love to sing, act, and dance and have a flair for performing! Youth ages 10-18 have the incredible opportunity to learn from a dedicated team of professional instructors. Children and youth are given instruction in the theatrical and performing arts in a structured group environment with access to performances on a professional stage. Each production will have a set rehearsal schedule and an end of the season, stage performance that will be recorded and streamed on the internet.


About The Show
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

How do I obtain an audition appointment?:
TO REQUEST A MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION you MUST send an email to pbchildrenschorus@gmail.com
and in the subject line type: Theatre Audition Request

Who can audition?:
Auditions are open to students ages: 9-18.


Where are the auditions?:
**Auditions will be held virtually by appointment only through ZOOM

Audition Dates:

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from  6 pm-8 pm

For auditions you only need to attend one of the dates. Your audition will be held virtually online through ZOOM.
You will attend one audition date. Appointments for auditions should be requested by emailing pbchildrenschorus@gmail.com. Please type in the subject header: Shrek, Jr. Audition Request.


Callbacks (By Invitation Only)

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 6-8 pm

Audition Location: Online through ZOOM

*Auditions are for placement only. All students will be cast in a role, however it is up to the discretion of the directors to decide what role is best for each student. 


Rehearsal Schedule: The rehearsal schedule is typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 12:30-2:30 pm.

Where are rehearsals held?:
Bright Futures Academy Charter School
10350 Riverside Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


What to Prepare:

1 minute comedic monologue (memorized)
1 minute of a song from musical theatre that shows off your range and personality! Please be ready with the accompaniment for your song. You will be controlling the music from your own device. Please do not sing a song from the musical Shrek, Shrek JR or any of the Shrek movies.
During the Call Back, Auditionees will also be taught a short dance/choreography combination. 
Should you receive a call back, please be ready to dance. You should wear clothes comfortable for movement
Prior to your audition, you will need to submit a headshot and resume to the audition
You may be asked to read from the script . An online exerpt will be provided of the script for those who receive a callback.

Cast Production Fee
$350 Cast Production Fee - This includes all classes/instruction and coaching/rehearsals and costume fee


Rehearsal Schedule is typically:
Tuesdays, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 PM
Thursdays from 6:00PM- 8:00 PM
Saturdays from 12:30 pm-2:30 PM


What to expect in a typical rehearsal:
Students will have fun learning challenging material from the script, as well as acting exercises, vocal technique, and dance/choreography. Each rehearsal/class begins with a warm-up with fun theatre and drama activities. 


ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING? DO YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK/FACE COVERING?:
In accordance with the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and County and State officials, we are adhering to strict guidelines regarding the wearing of masks and face coverings. All students, staff , parents and volunteers will be required to wear a mask/face covering at all rehearsals/classes. We will also maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet whenever possible. It is also possible that we will spend time outside during rehearsals to decrease the amount of spread of aerosols. We have taken great consideration about beginning in person rehearsals and will follow CDC guidelines, as well as those of other performing arts councils' recommendations. In addition to social distancing and the wearing of masks, we will continue with our increased sanitizing and hand washing protocols. Also, before entering the building, students will need to have their temperature taken. Parents will drop off students and pick them up at the end of rehearsals.


Performance Dates/Times:
 Our projected date for the streamed performance(s) of Shrek, Jr. will be January 23/24, 2021.

Our performance of Shrek, Jr. will be recorded and streamed as scheduled content. Due to the Coronavirus and social distancing concerns, we will perform the musical on a stage, but not in front of a live audience. At a later time, the performance will be streamed for viewing.
 

** Required Family Hours: All cast families are required to contribute (volunteer) a minimum of 20-30 hours per actor towards the production.  


Buy Out Option: A limited number of buy-out options will be available for this show. The buy-out option would excuse the family from their required 20-30  family hours towards the show. The fee for the buy-out is $275 on top of the registration/production fee. If you are interested in a buy-out option, please contact  Sandi Russell at pbchildrenschorus@gmail.com and request the Buy-Out Option for parent/family volunteer hours.







​Youth Theatre Programs

Palm Beach Children's Chorus was a winner of The 2018 Great Ideas Initiative Grant offered through the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County for The Youth Arts Workshop Theatre Program! 

Palm Beach Children's Chorus is making great strides in the performing arts in Palm Beach County. In 2018, Palm Beach Children's Chorus was an awardee of the Great Ideas Initiative funded by the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County. The "new idea" called the Youth Arts Workshop is a project  based academic (health centered) and performing arts program that seeks to engage children in the theatrical performing arts, physical health and nutrition education, community engagement, and cultural experiences that will foster good citizenship, transform and enhance their lives and enrich our community. Students participate in twice weekly (afterschool) and weekend musical theatre instruction in a group setting. In addition to musical theatre instruction, students have access to reading/literacy mentors, character education, and involvement in community life through musical theatre and performance opportunities of plays and musicals. Students in the Youth Arts Workshop are culturally and economically diverse.


We work with our sister non-profit organization, the South Florida Society for Arts and Culture to bring a dynamic children's theatre program to children throughout Palm Beach County. Our performances last season (2018-2019) included, Aladdin, Jr., Hairspray, Jr., Wonderland (The Musical Mis-adventures of a Girl Named Alice), and A Wrinkle in Time. Each production is offered as a production class during our regularly scheduled calendar year (Fall and Spring Productions). This is an optional addition to membership in Palm Beach Children's Chorus. Students receive expert instruction in theatre, vocal, and dance (choreography).