AUDITION MATERIALS FOR SRO'S "SHREK THE MUSICAL"

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Before you listen to the materials:
READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!!
PARENTS: PLEASE READ AS WELL- we want your performer to have every opportunity to do their best. When performers arrive unaware that 2 audition songs are expected or are unfamiliar with the selections, they are at a disadvantage. Preparation is key.
We are excited to see each performer's unique style!

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Below, you will find the audition song selections we will be using for 
SHREK THE MUSICAL
We have selected 7 song clips for the auditions. 
You will be singing to the exact same accompaniment tracks you hear on this page, so please become familiar with them.

The Guide Vocal Track and Accompaniment Track are
combined into ONE CONVENIENT TRACK.
So whether you are practicing on the site, or if you
download the tracks,the Guide Vocal Track will be first and
(after a few seconds) the Accompaniment Track will follow.

To practice on the SRO Website just click the PLAY button
on the gray bar to hear the Guide Vocals then
Accompaniment while you read the lyrics!!!
 

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BEFORE YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!!

Each performer should prepare
2 DIFFERENT SONG SELECTIONS 
You will be considered for all the characters in the show, regardless of which songs you choose.
 

Each selection is a combination of 2 audio tracks (Guide Vocals followed by Accompaniment only). The lyrics are provided directly below the audio tracks. Learn the song using the Guide Vocals, then use the Accompaniment to prepare for the audition.  It is preferred that lyrics be memorized so we can see the performer act as well as sing, but you may audition with the lyrics, if ABSOLUTELY necessary. 

PLEASE LISTEN TO ALL OF THE SONG SELECTIONS
IN CASE WE WANT TO HEAR YOU SING ANY OF THEM.

You do not have to memorize or rehearse the selections you aren't auditioning with- we just want you to have heard them and have some familiarity with them. This will benefit you in regards to other roles you for which you may be considered. You may be asked to sing other songs at your audition.

Additionally, we don't want you to necessarily copy the styles of the singers on the guide vocals. Feel free to sing in your own style!

WE KNOW YOU WANT TO START LEARNING THE AUDITION MATERIALS, BUT PLEASE GO TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS. THANK YOU- GOOD LUCK!!!
BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL WORLD

Keep your big bright beautiful world! I'm happy where I am, all alone.
I got all I need, so read the stinkin' sign! Keep your big bright beautiful world. I party on my own, anyway. Doin' what I can with a one-man conga line. Yeah,
your big bright beautiful world is all teddy bears and unicorns. Take your fluffy fun and shove it where the sun don't shine! I prefer a life like this-it's not that complicated. Sure, I'm fated to be lonely and I'm destined to be hated. If you read the books, they say it's why I was created. But I don't care, 'cause being liked is grossly overrated. Who needs a big bright beautiful world? I got my own little patch of the world! It's not a big bright beautiful world, but it's mine! Alone! It's mine! And it's mine!

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I KNOW IT'S TODAY includes 3 audition pieces:

Young Fiona
Teen Fiona
Adult Fiona
PLEASE SING ONLY ONE :)

I KNOW IT'S TODAY

YOUNG FIONA:
(sings from beginning to 1:28)
There's a princess in a tower (Oh my gosh, that's just like me) Poor Rapunzel needs a haircut but the witch won't set her free. She passes time by singing (like someone else I know) As years go by she sits and waits- (as years go by? Uh-oh) A torturous existence (I don't remember this part) She wishes she were dead (skip ahead, skip ahead), But in the end Rapunzel finds a millionaire-the prince is good at climbing and braiding golden hair...so I know he'll appear, 'cause there are rules and there are strictures. I believe the stories I read by candlelight. My white knight and his steed will look just like these pictures. It won't be long now, I guarantee. Day number 23. I know it's today. I know it's today.

TEEN FIONA: (sings from 1:28 to 2:54)
There's a princess in a coma (glad it's her instead of me) Pretty maiden in a glass box (how I wonder does she pee?) Blah-blah-blah-blah poison apple boring-boring evil queen filler-filler been-there-read-that, seven shorties on the scene. (skip ahead skip ahead) But in the end the princess wakes up with a start. The prince is good at kissing and melting Snow White's heart. So I know he'll appear and his armor will be blinding. As shining as his perfect teeth and manly hose. He'll propose on one knee, and our pre-nup will be binding, 'bout time we set a wedding date! Day number 958. I know it's today. I know it's today.

ADULT FIONA:
(starts singing with Teen Fiona at 2:50)
There's a princess-any princess- take your pick they're all like me. Not exactly-I'm still waiting. They're out living happily. Ever after better get here. I want love in seconds flat. No one needs these middle bits. (whoops, did I do that?) Cut the villains, cut the vamping. Cut this fairytale, cut the peril and the pitfalls! Cut the puppet in the whale! Cut the monsters, cut the curses! Keep the intro, cut the verses! And the waiting, the waiting, the waiting, the waiting, the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting...but I know he'll appear, though I seem a bit bi-polar. And I'm a vandal now as well. Hope he won't mind. I'm a find. I'm a find. I'm a catch. And a very gifted bowler. It won't be long now, I guarantee. Day number...Are you there God, it's me Fiona, it's me Fiona.... (go from the B to C)

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I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT
 is NOT one of the audition choices. It is for for the actors who are auditioning  specifically for the roles of "Shrek" or "Fiona". We want you to be very familiar with
 I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT as you may be asked to sing it with one of the directors. If you are serious about auditioning for these 2 large roles, you need to be very familiar with I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT. We will only ask to hear it if we feel we need to hear it. We will have the lyrics in the studio.

I THINK I GOT YOU BEAT

FIONA: I had nothing in that tower, fighting boredom by the hour. Princess Lonely, walking circles. I had only...bare essentials-army cot, a hot plate and a chamber pot and every morning I would boil it. No choice, I had no toilet. Just a view of devastation out one window, isolation in my bedroom and very little headroom. Twenty years I sat and waited. I'm very dedicated. On the walls the days were added. Luckily those walls were padded! So...I think I got you beat, I think I got you beat. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I think I got you beat, I think I got you beat.

SHREK: I've heard better, I'm just sayin'. A for effort, thanks for playin'. Sad to see a princess suffer, but I had it rougher. Like that time a mob with torches burned my britches-see the scorches? You're just whiny. I had a flamin' heiney! As I fled I had to wonder, if I were torn asunder, would an ogre go to heaven? Did I mention I was seven?
So...I think I got you beat, I think I got you beat. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I think I got you beat, I think I got you beat.
FIONA: No warm regards
SHREK: no Christmas cards
FIONA: and every day
SHREK: was hell on earth day.
FIONA: OK, top this... I missed my prom
SHREK: my dad and mom sent me away it was my birthday.

FIONA AND SHREK SING IN COUNTERPOINT
FIONA:
bare essentials-army cot, a hot plate and a chamber pot and every morning I would boil it. No choice, I had no toilet. Just a view of devastation out one window, isolation in my bedroom and very little headroom. Twenty years I sat and waited. I'm very dedicated. On the walls the days were added. Luckily those walls were padded!
Twenty years! My dad and mom sent me away...

SHREK:
No warm regards
No Christmas cards
And every day was hell on earth day
I missed my prom
My dad and mom sent me away. It was my birthday
I missed my prom
My dad and mom sent me away...




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DON'T LET ME GO

Hey-hey-hey, ya gotta let me go with you. You don't know what it's like to be considered a freak...Well, maybe you do. But that's why we gotta stick together.  Don't speak, don't speak, don't speak. Just hear me out, I might surprise you. I'll be a friend when others despise you. Don't roll your eyes! Stop with the mopin'! You need a pal. My calendar's open! I'll bring you soup when you feel congested. I'll bail you out when you get arrested.
I gotcha back when things get scary. And I'll shave it when it gets hairy. Don't let me go. Don't let me go.Don't let me go-oh-oo-ohhhhhh... You need me. You need me.
I'll treatcha right, and never act shoddy, if you kill a man, I'll hide the body. Whadaya say? You're not responding...I think we're bonding!  Don't let me go. Don't let me go. Don't let me go-oh-oo-ohhhhhh... you need me. You'n me, we belong together like butter and grits, like kibble and bits, like yin and yang-sturm and drang-like eng and chang attached at the hip, but not an old lady hip that might break. I'm gonna be on you like a fat kid on cake. Like Cupid and Psyche-like pop rocks and Mikey, we'll stick together like that Velcro stuff-I'm the fuzzy side and you'll be the spiky. Like little kids and the pajamas with those funny things at the bottom. You know-feeties! Like donuts and what goes with donuts? Donuts and...diabetes!

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WHAT'S UP, DULOC?

Once upon a time this place was infested. Freaks one every corner -I had them all arrested.
Hey nonny-nonny-nonny-no. If you had a quirk, you didn't pass inspection. We all have our standards, but I will have perfection. And so- and soooooo...  Things are looking up here in Duloc. The things I'm cooking up here in Duloc.  A model that amazes. A plan with 7 phases. Things are looking up here in Duloc. In Duloc! The ladies all look swell.  The men are so dashing-thanks to my new dress code-the fashion's never clashing. Hey nonny-nonny-nonny-no. The castle I had built is taller than the cliff-tops. A city like a postcard, a monorail and gift shops! And so...and so... and so... No one from the gutter in Duloc. Embrace the cookie cutter in Duloc. The upshot is enormous when you can shout...Conform us! Things are looking uuuuup here in Duloc.

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STORY OF MY LIFE

Life is disappointing. Woe is what I know. Outed by my nose-that's just how it goes for poor Pinocchio. Story of my life-always doomed to fail. Cheated by a fox-swallowed by a whale. That's the story of my life-oh yeah. That's the story of my life. Strife is never ending. Banished from the town. They dragged me from the pond. They broke my magic wand.
 Zey blew our condos down. Life is but a witch hunt. Mama's in da mud, Mama's in distress. They ridiculed my hat. Zey said zat vee vere fat. They tore my cotton granny dress and called me a hot'n tranny mess. Story of my life, Booted form the ball. The party's off the hook but I'm too off the wall. That's the story of my life. That's the story of my life. That's the story of my life.



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DONKEY POT PIE

You didn't knock when you entered, baby. You didn't wipe your feet. I didn't see, I did not see no open house sign. Is this a trick or treat? Ooh, ooh, ooh. You need to bruSh up on fairy tales, friend- 'cause dragons like their sleep. I wrote the book on fire breathin'. Why don't you read it and weep? I'm gonna shake you. I'm gonna bake you. I'm gonna make you a donkey pot pie. Sal'sbury steak you. I'll frosted flake you. I'll patty cake you, my donkey pot pie. Yeah...YEAH!!!

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FREAK FLAG

It's time to stop the hiding. It's time to stand up tall. Say Hey, world- I'm different. And here I am! Splinters and all. Splinters and all.
(Sing this any way you want-make it your own)
Let your freak flag wave. Let your freak flag fly. Never take it down, never take it down, raise it way up high. Let your freak flag fly. Let it fly...fly...fly...

 

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