Shrek Jr.

Ages 11-14
Camp Dates: June 14-18 and June 21-24 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the CYT Studios & June 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at MidAmerica Nazarene University
Performances: June 25 at 7 p.m. and June 26 at 2 & 7 p.m. at MidAmerica Nazarene University
Auditions: Videos due by noon on Thursday, May 20 to
Callbacks: Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CYT Studios
Read Through & Costume Parade: Monday, June 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the CYT Studios.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way. (Courtesy of MTI)

One parent (or adult family representative) of each camper is required to volunteer as part of a Production Team.
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We will hold auditions for those who would like an opportunity for a role, solo, or featured dancer; however, you do NOT need to audition in order to participate in this camp. Students who choose not to audition will be placed in the ensemble. Auditions will occur via video, and submissions will be accepted from May 14th through May 20th at noon. Videos should be sent to

Students who choose to audition will need to submit the following:
  1. Sign up for auditions through your CYT Family Account.
  2. A video containing a performance of a one-minute cut of an audition song of the student’s choice.
  3.  A performance of one of the selected Shrek Jr. audition monologues. Audition monologues found here. 
  4. A video containing a performance of the dance audition. The dance auditions will be learned at home via the videos found here.  Students will be asked to study the video for their respective camp and then tape themselves doing the routine. 
  5. A completed audition form. Shrek Jr. audition form found here.
Links to each YouTube video will be shared with CYT KC by emailing the links to
Instructions for uploading audition videos to YouTube found HERE.

Callbacks will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22nd at the CYT Studios. Those students invited to callbacks will receive more information.

Character Breakdown:

Storytellers - Wonderful roles for performers with natural stage presence and big, clear voices. These characters are important for setting up the world and moving the story forward. Gender: Any

Shrek - He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he's really just a big fellow with a big heart. 

Fiona - She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and not many manners. 

Young Fiona and Teen Fiona - the younger versions of Fiona. 

Lord Farquaad - A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. 

Donkey - A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of "quiet time." He is Shrek’s loyal and ever-faithful sidekick. 

Dragon - A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. 

Mama Ogre and Papa Ogre - Shrek’s parents. 

Little Ogre - a younger version of Shrek. 

The Fairy Tale Creatures: The Fairy Tale Creatures make up the heart of the show. These characters are taken from the story books but have a bit of a comedic twist. 
  • Pinocchio - The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. 
  • The Three Little Pigs - Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. 
  • Ugly Duckling - He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts.
  • The Three Bears - Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear.
  • Other Fairy Tale Creatures - Wicked Witch, Big Bad Wolf, Gingy, Peter Pan, Puss in Boots, Rooster, Pied Piper
Ensemble - Includes The Guards, The Bishop, The Duloc Performers, as well as: 
  • Knights - The Dragon's background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. 
  • Captain Of The Guard - has a big, booming voice and who isn't scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.

Current Camps:

Camp: Age: Chapter: Location: Start: End:
Annie Kids (6/14 - 6/18) 7-13 CYT-KC CYTKC Studios Jun 14 Jun 18
Annie Kids (6/28 - 7/2) 7-13 CYT-KC CYTKC Studios Jun 28 Jul 02
Annie Kids (7/26 - 7/30) 7-13 CYT-KC CYTKC Studios Jul 26 Jul 30
High School Drama Camp - The Dining Room 14-19 Master Class CYTKC Studios Jul 05 Jul 09
High School Musical Theatre Camp ---- Godspell 14-18 Master Class CYTKC Studios Jul 11 Jul 23
Jungle Book Kids (6/21 - 6/25) 7-13 CYT-KC CYTKC Studios Jun 21 Jun 25
Jungle Book Kids (7/12 - 7/16) 7-13 CYT-KC CYTKC Studios Jul 12 Jul 16
Jungle Book Kids (8/2 - 8/6) 7-13 CYT-KC CYTKC Studios Aug 02 Aug 06
Middle School Musical Theatre Camp - Shrek the Musical, JR 11-14 Master Class CYTKC Studios Jun 14 Jun 25
XTREME - A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away (6/7 - 6/11) 10-16 CYT-KC CYTKC Studios Jun 07 Jun 11
XTREME - The Dark Knight and the Shadows (7/19 - 7/23) 10-16 CYT-KC CYTKC Studios Jul 19 Jul 23