April 19, 2013 by meximo70
Casting calls were a week ago. My kids have been egging me on to play Shrek. Why? well, maybe i’m because i’m a big overweight grumpy teddy bear? who knows? or maybe i have the voice down. At any rate, i went to audition. I read for the part of Shrek, Donkey, and Lord Farquaad.
I got a call back from the director who asked me if i thought i could do the music part of Shrek. I didn’t know. I’ve sang in rock bands before. But musicals are a whole different monster. I’ve been in two other musicals “How to Talk Minnesotan” and “Guys and Dolls” but they were supporting roles, not main ones. I said i’d think it over.
i listened to the soundtrack thanks to a shady-looking deal that went down in the gravel parking lot of a rural bar on the outskirts of HotDish Hell. Last night i went in to audition for Shrek. The directors had me sing a few songs from the musical and after a few discussions about my schedule, they offered me the part.
So i will be seeing green and speaking in a scottish accent and listening to the soundtrack day and night for the next few months.
The show will be in mid-July. Go to Blue Earth Town and Country Players for more details.