Annual Summer Musical

Thursday, July 16 – Sunday, July 19
Tickets $13/ $10 Students and Seniors

This summer the Arts Council of Wilson is gearing up for another summer of fantastic theater, spearheaded by our community musical Shrek The Musical. This year's production will be directed artistically by Christopher A. Ballance, Performing Arts Director of the Arts Council of Wilson, with musical direction by Jayson Keyton, and choreography provided by Patricia Bradshaw. Shrek The Musical tells the story of an ogre named Shrek who desires one thing and one thing only, to be left alone. When the evil Lord Farquaad banishes all the fairy tale creatures in the land to Shrek's front doorstep our green friend is a little less than pleased. Shrek also gains a new "friend" through this process. Donkey is a talking, you guessed it, donkey who has developed an attachment to Shrek and desires to be around him as often as possible. In the meantime, Lord Farquaad, desiring to be king, pines for a queen to make him so. He finds his heart's desire in Princess Fiona, an imprisoned princess who is guarded by a fire-breathing dragon in a tower. When Shrek confronts Farquaad, Farquaad cuts him a deal saying that if Shrek can bring him Fiona then he can have his swamp back. So Shrek and Donkey set out to rescue Princess Fiona and bring her back to Farquaad. What commences is a grandiose musical journey that will have you laughing and entertained with songs such as "Story of My Life," "Don't Let Me Go," "Morning Person," "Who I'd Be," "Freak Flag," and "I'm a Believer."

Shrek The Musical will run for one weekend only on July 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m. and July 19 at 3 p.m. Please save the date for this fantastic, Tony nominated musical that is appropriate for the whole family. Tickets are going to be $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information please go online to www.wilsonarts.com or contact the Arts Council at 252-291-4329.

Auditions

For Shrek The Musical auditions please plan to visit the Boykin Center on May 18 and 19. Auditions are open to anyone from 2nd grade to adult. No stage experience is necessary. Auditions for ages 12 and under will be at 5 p.m. on May 18 and ages 12 and up will be at 7 p.m. on the same day. Auditions on May 19 will follow the same format as the auditions on the 18th. Call backs by director's request will be held on May 21. For auditions, you don't have to worry about preparing anything. Just be enthusiastic and wear comfortable clothes as you will be asked to dance. If you are interested in being a part of the backstage crew, come to the Arts Council of the date of auditions and fill out the proper paperwork. Auditions will be held at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center.

Principal Male Characters
Donkey – Range: C3-B4
Lord Farquaad – Range: B2-D5
Pinocchio – Range: E3-F#4
Shrek – Range: A2-G#2

Principal Female Characters
Dragon – Range: F3-Eb5
Fiona – Range: F3-G5
Gingy – B3-C#5

Ensemble Characters
Fairytale Creatures (Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice, Angry Mob, Happy People, Guards, Knights, Rats

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