We will begin accepting reservations for auditions and the audition workshop on August 30, 2015.

Audition Workshop for
"Shrek The Musical"

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro, MA

Auditions for
"Shrek The Musical"

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro, MA

Things to Know About Un-Common Auditions


The Un-Common Theatre Company
Presents an Audition Workshop
For Grades 2 through 12


Michael Hammond and Paula Bishop
Director/Choreographer and Music Director
for our upcoming musical production of
Shrek The Musical

  • New to the audition process?

  • Do you get nervous before an audition?

  • Do you know how to choose the right music for your vocal range?

  • Would you like the inside scoop on what the creative team is looking for?

  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the workshop for you!!

Join us on
Thursday, September 17th
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Orpheum Theatre
Foxboro, MA

Michael and Paula will share their wisdom and experience gained from being on both sides of the audition table to teach you the tools you need to stand out from the crowd. This workshop will use materials from Un-Common’s upcoming production of Shrek and will include singing, movement and discussions to help you make the most of your next audition.

The workshop is open to actors in Grades 2 through 12. Attendees will be singing and dancing, so please wear appropriate attire and shoes. Dance shoes are not mandatory, but please no flip flops, crocs, or sandals – sneakers are adequate.

Boost your confidence and get a leg up on your competition
by taking part in this valuable workshop!

Workshop Fee is $25 per person

Email uncommontheatre@verizon.net on or after Sunday, August 30th to make a reservation giving your name, grade, phone number and email address. We will email your confirmation and payment instructions. This workshop has a limited enrollment. Register early to ensure your space.

The Un-Common Theatre Company
Announces Auditions for
"Shrek The Musical"


The Un-Common Theatre Co. is excited to announce auditions for our fall production of the beloved story Shrek The Musical, to be presented at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro on December 4-6, 2015.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…" And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Schedule your audition today and be part of bringing this beloved Broadway musical to life on stage. Join us as we share this magical story and its many unforgettable characters and songs including “What’s up Duloc?”, “Morning Person” and “Freak Flag”.

Auditions will be held for students in Grades 2 through 12 on Sunday, September 20th beginning at 1pm by appointment only.

Audition Info:

Who: Students in Grades 2 through 12
When and Where:

Auditions: Sunday, Sept 20, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Orpheum Theatre, One School Street, Foxboro MA

Callbacks: Sunday, Sept 20, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Orpheum Theatre, One School Street, Foxboro, MA

Time: To make an appointment, on or after Sunday, August 30th, email uncommontheatre@verizon.net stating your name, grade, age, email address and telephone number. We will email you with an appointment time and more information.

For auditions, please prepare "16 bars" (about 30-60 seconds) of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key.

Rehearsals are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons in Foxboro and Mansfield. The first rehearsal is Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm at Qualters Middle School in Mansfield. Extended rehearsals may be required as the show nears production week. Cast members are allowed 2 absences only, none the 3 weeks prior to show. A full rehearsal schedule will be made once the show is cast.

The production will take place at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro on December 4-6 with a school show on Thursday, December 3rd.

Production Fee: $200 with a family maximum of $350 per family.

Download the audition form in either PDF or WORD versions.

For more information or questions please email Matt at uncommontheatre@verizon.net.

All roles are available to all ages.

Things to Know About Un-Common Auditions

Auditions for Un-Common shows are open to all those interested within the age ranges specified. No previous acting experience or affiliation with the theatre company is necessary.

An auditioner will audition with many actors and will be offered a role at the total discretion of the director, choreographer and music director. Parent participation, affiliation with Un-Common Theatre or past involvement will not be considered in casting decisions. Every performer comes with different strengths and qualities and casting decisions are made based on many factors including talent (singing, dancing and acting), look (age/height/coloring), how auditioners look/interact as a group, etc. This process is often difficult and the creative team (director, music director and choreographer) takes great care in casting the best mix of performers for each production.

We customarily present four productions throughout our season. Auditions and performance dates for these shows are:
  Auditions Show Performances  
  September Fall Production November/December  
  December Young Performers Production March
  December or January Spring Production April
  May Young Adult Production July
  May Improv Soup Monthly October - June  

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