SHREK The Musical at Newmarket Theatre


“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.

Our opening night audience was thrilled by Shrek the Musical! Only four performances remain. Don't miss this show at Newmarket Theatre. 


Thursday November 17 - 7pm
Friday November 18 - 7pm
Saturday November 19 - 2pm
Saturday November 19 - 7pm
Sunday November 20 - 1pm


Audition Notice: Shrek the Musical


Wavestage Theatre Company is currently auditioning for supporting roles in their November 2016 production of SHREK THE MUSICAL. Based on the 2001 DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical is the heartwarmingly-upended fairy tale featuring a crusty but loveable ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his swamp. Together with a wise-cracking donkey, a defiant princess, a vertically challenged bad guy and a gang of storybook misfits, this unlikely hero discovers that real friendship and true love are not only found in fairy tales.

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD BY APPOINTMENT IN TORONTO on June 25, 2016. Video auditions accepted until June 30.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be held in Newmarket (461 Park Ave) beginning September 10, 2016 on Saturdays between 3:30-9pm and Sunday's between 1:30-7pm. Due to the short rehearsal period (10 weeks), all rehearsals are mandatory (for scenes called). Performers will be called for rehearsal as broken down by scene. 

PERFORMANCES: This production will be performed at Newmarket Theatre from November 17-20, 2016.

Non-union. Non-paying. Performers will be required to pay a costume fee and help with painting or building a set.



  1. Please prepare two selections of contrasting songs (32 bars). Bring accompaniment track on iPhone or iPad etc. (anything with an aux input).
  2. Please bring an updated resume.
  3. Please bring a printed copy of your headshot (either colour or black and white).
  4.  Currently accepting video auditions until June 30, 2016. Please email with your video (follow audition requirements detailed above), resume, and headshot.
  5. Supporting characters: many featured roles with lines, solos, dances, or action. Roles include: Humpty Dumpty (strong belter), Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Three Blind Mice (trio, strong harmonies), Three Little Pigs (trio, strong harmonies). 
    Ensemble: ensemble will portray tap-dancing rats, various fairytale creatures, knights, happy people, skeletons, angry mob.