Creative Grounds Production of
Shrek The Musical – Theater for Young Audiences

Directors: Abbey Ziemba & Katie Landis
Music Directors: Mark Landis
Show Coordinators: Becky Monroe, Shonda Sonnefield
Additional Staff TBA

What does it mean to be Theater for Young Audiences?

This is a slightly shortened version of the full production and the next step up from the Jr. productions we have done in the past. This production adjusts language and situations to be appropriate for a “young audience” to watch and/or perform it.

Rehearsal & Performance details

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays 6-9, Friday 6-9 and Saturday 10-3. See rehearsal schedule calendar below.

Rehearsal locations are TBA as we work through some final details. We have 2 churches who are able to host us.  Specific location may change based on availability of spaces.

Performances will be held at TBA

Performances will be held outdoors, if possible, and streamed online if needed. Performance dates will depend on number of students who audition (one week or two weeks of performances).

Performance dates are set for November 4-8 and 12-14 if needed based on casting results.

Full Rehearsal Schedule (Advance to September through November to see the whole schedule)

Cast Party Date, Time & Locations TBA

Sign up for REMIND messages for Fall Productions by clicking here. Class code is @cgfaastya

CGFAA Code of Conduct

CGFAA Audition Welcome Letter

CGFAA Parent Committee Roles Defined


Casting Information

These productions could be double cast based on talent availability and potentially the whole cast could be split based on number of students who audition.  This production is open to students ages 8-18.

Production & Audition Fees

Audition Fees are $25 per student. The audition fee is applied to your total Production Fee of $175 which makes the remaining balance $150.  Production fees may be paid in payments split over 6 weeks, but must be paid in full before Tech Week begins.  Audition fees are non-transferrable and not refundable. Limited number of scholarships are available for the production. Please contact Mark Landis to receive the application for Scholarship.

Students are only called for rehearsal when they are needed and will not be called for the entire rehearsal unless needed.  Pizza will NOT be available on Friday.

Saturdays, any student that is called and might need to eat will be encouraged to bring a sack lunch or snack.


Auditioning for Shrek TYA will be different than our “normal” so that we can begin rehearsals sooner.  Students must submit their one minute song or monologue video via email or Google Drive by no later than August 30 at 12:00PM (noon).  Audition paperwork will also be required to be filled out, no later than August 30 at noon.  A separate email with further details for how to submit your video and a link to the online audition paperwork will be sent by August 21st to all who have signed up to audition and every 2 days after the 21st.

As part of their video submission students should have the following on the video:

  • Student name
  • Student age
  • Any specific role you’d like, and/or that you’d accept any role
  • What you’ll be singing/doing for us
  • Do you have any special talents we should know? -BRIEFLY describe these talents
  • Your one minute song or monologue
  • SMILE!!

Videos should be labeled like the following when uploaded or shared:  Last name First name Shrek Audition

Click here to sign up to audition.