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Auditions Announced for “Shrek: The Musical”

The Pine City Heritage Players will host auditions for Shrek: The Musical on Monday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the Pine City High School (1400 Main St S, Pine City) in the 7th grade commons. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:00 – 9:00pm.

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 (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

“The Heritage Players are excited to bring Shrek: The Musical to the communities in East Central Minnesota as our summer production,” says Rachel Bigelow, PCHP Board Chairman.  “We are excited to welcome a new director, with new ideas and breath life into this fun show.”

Auditions will be held as an open call, first come, first serve. The Heritage Players website ( offers a wealth of information that will provide local actors the tools they need to prepare for a successful audition.  The musical will perform July 19 – 22, 2018. Any questions regarding auditions can be directed to

Shrek: The Musical is made possible by a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s General Fund.  The Pine City Heritage Players’ mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing a superior theater experience.

Shrek Audition Poster