SHREK X 2
Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. Excellent singer and actor.
PRINCESS FIONA X 2
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 multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing.
DONKEY X 2
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 the ogre’s good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality.
LORD FARQUAAD X 2
The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show - knee pads will be provided!
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. She sings “Forever” with her Knight back-up singers. Will also double up as another part.
The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.”
Shrek’s father. Sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.
Shrek’s mother. Sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” May double as a fairytale creature.
YOUNG SHREK X 2
Plays Young Shrek in “Big, Bright, Beautiful World”. Will double up as another character.
YOUNG FIONA X 2
Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. Will double up as another character.
TEEN FIONA X 2
Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona. Will double up as another character.
GINGY (GINGERBREAD MAN)
A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures.
3 LITTLE PIGS
Fairytale creatures with solo / trio work in “Story of My Life,” “Freak Flag” and “This is Our Story.”
3 BLIND MICE
All singing, all dancing, glitzy characters!
(All have featured roles, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action)
SUGAR PLUM FAIRY
Big Bad Wolf
AND MANY MORE!
ENSEMBLE CHARACTER ROLES
These include (but are not limited to) Townspeople, Thelonius the Executioner, Knights, Dragon Singers, Priest, Magic Mirror, Grumpy Dwarf.
Will dance in a number of scenes including Duloc Citizens, Dragon Skeletons, Dancing Rats.