The Best Audition Songs for Shrek the Musical – by Character
Written by Tiffany Wilkie
Updated August 10, 2020
You’ve got an audition coming up for Shrek the Musical. Have you got your audition ready yet? If not, check out our recommendations below! Performer Stuff’s expert audition song coaches can help you. Our recommendations come with links to purchase sheet music or an audition cut found on PerformerStuff.com. For further study, we provide links to listen to audition songs on both Youtube and a Spotify playlist.
Break a leg with your audition. Be sure to let us know if the audition song worked for you!
Auditioning for Shrek
Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.
“Different” from Honk
“Man” from The Full Monty
Auditioning for Princess Fiona
The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.
“When Will My Life Begin” from Tangled
“On My Way” from Violet (solo version)
“Shy” from Once Upon a Mattress
Auditioning for Dragon
A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter.
“I Will Prevail” from Wonderland
“I Am Changing” from Dreamgirls
Auditioning for Gingy
A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.
“I’m Not Afraid of Anything” from Songs for a New World
Auditioning for Pinocchio
The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying.
“I’ve Got No Strings to Hold Me Down” from Pinocchio
Auditioning for The Wolf
The Wolf is a gruff and masculine canine who just happens to be most comfortable in Granny’s housecoat and mop-cap, a choice that sees him persecuted by Farquaad’s soldiers.
“Way Ahead of My Time” from the Taxi Cabaret
Auditioning for Young Fiona
Young Fiona is a featured soloist in “I Know It’s Today,” during which we see Fiona as she grows older.
“The Girl I Mean to Be” from Secret Garden
Auditioning for Teen Fiona
“The Lamest Place in the World” from 13 the Musical
Teen Fiona is a featured soloist in “I Know It’s Today,”during which we see Fiona as she grows older.
Auditioning for Donkey
A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimistic with heart.
“Never Getting Rid of Me” from Waitress
“Friend Like Me” from Aladdin
Auditioning for Lord Farquaad
The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princes to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.
“C’est Moi” from Camelot
“The Smell of Rebellion” from Matilda
Audition song suggestions for Ensemble Characters (all vocal types)
Fairytale Creatures (Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice); Angry Mob; Happy People; Guards; Knights; Rats.
“The Mad Hatter” from Wonderland
“Every Story Is A Love Story” from Aida
“Shadowland” from The Lion King
“Alone in the Universe” from Seussical
“You’re Welcome” from Moana
Listen to a Spotify Playlist of these audition songs here:
Looking for more material? Check out our other stories below!
- Fantastic Song Suggestions for The Addams Family Auditions
- Bobby Baby! 16 Musical Theatre Trios for Females
- The Flyin’ Fightin’ Forties: 16 Female Solo Ideas From The WWII Era
- Guys: 25 MORE Wow-Able Solos From Broadway’s Golden Age
- Ladies: 25 MORE Wow-Able Solos From Broadway’s Golden Age
- Top 10 Contemporary Male Audition Cuts
- Top 10 Contemporary Female Audition Cuts
- 10 Monologues for Women Who Speak Their Mind
- 10 Female Monologues From Love-Sick Characters
- 10 Monologues from Male Characters: Fathers, Brothers, and Sons
- 10 Monologues for People Who Have a Bone to Pick
- 10 Great Monologues from LGBTQ-Identifying Characters
- 10 Monologues for Characters Who Have Theatre on the Brain
- 10 Male Monologues from Characters Dealing With Death
- Guys: 25 Wow-Able Solos from Broadway’s Golden Age
- Ladies: 25 Wow-Able Solos from Broadway’s Golden Age