Ironton High School Drama Department

IHS

This year the Ironton High School Drama Department is getting a new director, Clint McElroy, who selected the musical this year to be Shrek. Clint has worked with many different aspects of theatre from directing children's theatre, writing original works, and performing as well. However, he is taking over for Kathy Price, our previous director. Under Mrs. Price the Department has done many productions such as Bye Bye Birdie, Damn Yankees, Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, etc.

Auditions for Shrek: the Musical were held on January 28th, in the IHS auditorium from 4-8. The auditon process included reading a selection from the script, a small section of choregraphy, and a vocal audition. The audtions took place in groups of 5-8 students. To see the cast list, click here.
The songs in the show are many different styles although each and every song is fun in its' own way. One example of a fun style is that some characters sing their solos in "character voice" meaning that they don't particularly sing. They sing how they speak but it's more or less speaking to a beat as the role. Many characters do this such as Gingy, Pinochio, along with all of the other fairytale characters. A full list of the songs from the original Broadway production are listed below.



Act One Character
Overture Orchestra
Big Bright Beautiful World Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, Shrek
Story of My Life Guard, Pinocchio, Fairytale Creatures
The Goodbye Song Shrek, Fairytale Creatures
Don't Let Me Go Donkey
I Know It's Today Young Fiona, Teen Fiona, Adult Fiona
Welcome to Duloc/What's Up, Duloc?" Lord Farquaad, Duloc Dancers
Travel Song Donkey, Shrek
Donkey Pot Pie Dragon, Donkey
This is How a Dream Comes True Fiona, Shrek, Donkey, Dragon
Who I'd Be Shrek, Fiona, Donkey
   
Act Two Character
Entr'acte Orchestra
Morning Person Fiona, Bluebird, Pied Piper, Rat Tappers
I Think I Got You Beat Fiona, Shrek
The Ballad of Farquaad Lord Farquaad, Guards
Make a Move Donkey, Three Blind Mice
When Words Fail Shrek
Morning Person (reprise) Fiona
Build a Wall Shrek
Freak Flag Gingy, Pinocchio, Fairytale Creatures
Big Bright Beautiful World (reprise) Shrek
This Is Our Story Fiona, Shrek, Donkey, Fairytale Creatures
I'm a Believer Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Entire Company

Now, you may find yourself asking...

  • When does the play occur?
Play rehearsals run from late January up until the show dates in March.
  • When do I sign up?
You can audition on January 28th from 4-8 in the auditorium.
  • What do I do prior to sign ups?
Prior to auditions you should watch the show and keep an eye out on what characters you can be.
  • How do I contact the director?
You can email Mr. McElroy here.
  • What is the rehearsal schedule like?
Rehearsals will be from 4-67 in the auditorium in dfferent groups. Everyone will not be needed everyday.
  • What are the qualifications for the musical?
Come prepared, remember "Your audition starts when you enter the room".

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