BTG slates 'Shrek The Musical' auditions

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PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group is seeking child and adult actors, musicians, backstage crew, technical support, usher staff and parent volunteers for its upcoming non-Equity production, "Shrek The Musical."

Directed by Travis Daly, with music direction by Mark Gionfriddo and choreography by Avital Asuleen, the production is scheduled to run Aug. 1-17 at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St.

Auditions by appointment only are scheduled 6-9 p.m. March 6 and 12 at The Colonial.

Callbacks will take place as needed. Rehearsals will start June 17 and occur approximately six days a week, including evenings, weekends (including Sunday) and some weekdays. All rehearsals will take place in Pittsfield. Attending all rehearsals is required.

The roles are open to actors of all ethnicities, second grade through adult. Student auditions will be held during the first two hours of each session. The last hour will be for adults. Students should come prepared to learn songs from "Shrek The Musical" and bring a prepared written statement of 50 words or less on why they would like to be in the show. Adults should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song, and bring the accompanying sheet music that is in the key in which they prefer to sing.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, "Shrek The Musical" is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and book by David Lindsay-Abaire.

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