Excitement fills the air as Parkside Playhouse gears up for its upcoming summer youth production of “Shrek the Musical Jr.” Directed by Shanna Dixon, with Celeste Cochran serving as assistant director and Mollie Lafferty as student director, this promises to be an enchanting theatrical experience for participants and audiences alike.

Auditions for the production will take place Saturday, May 11, from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Monday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. The casting call welcomes aspiring actors and actresses between the ages of 7 and 18 to showcase their talents.

A registration fee of $65 is required, with a discounted rate of $45 available for VTG Family Members. New this year, registration fees can be conveniently paid online via ShowClix. Those interested can access the registration link and family membership discount details through the provided URLs.

Participants are encouraged to prepare a song lasting no longer than 2 minutes and a short script for auditions. While script options are available, participants may also choose their own. It’s emphasized that those not wishing to sing or read may be limited in casting opportunities. For inquiries or clarifications, interested individuals can reach out via email to vtgyouthprogram@gmail.com.

To streamline the audition process, an audition form is available online for completion, along with a selection of scripts for reference.

The timeless tale of “Shrek the Musical Jr.” transports audiences to a faraway swamp, where the ogre Shrek embarks on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from the clutches of the conniving Lord Farquaad. Filled with humor, heart, and unforgettable characters, this production promises a magical journey for all.

Mark your calendars for the performances scheduled on July 19-21 and 26-28, 2024. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 12 and under. Please note that this production is not part of the VTG Membership season, and tickets must be purchased separately.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this production or to witness the magic unfold on stage. Get ready for a fairytale adventure with “Shrek the Musical Jr.” at Parkside Playhouse!