Junior Main Stage Production – Auditions

Each year, Broadway Workshop along with Project Broadway present a lavish full scale Junior Main Stage musical theatre production in NYC! We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Junior MainStage production – SHREK JR.

Our 2019 Main Stage Production is the hot Broadway Musical – SHREK JR!  SHREK JR. will feature two full casts of actors and is open to students ages 8-14.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in SHREK JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Director  – Christina Weakland
Choreographer – TBA
Musical Director – TBA


All auditions and callbacks will be held at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave) – 16th Floor


  • Sunday, January 20 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, January 25  – 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 26 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 27 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  • Sunday, February 3 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


What to Prepare:

  1. ​16 or 32 Bars of a musical theater song or pop song. (Please make sure sheet music is in the correct key. Accompanist provided. No CD’s or A-cappella auditions permitted.) Please 3 hole punch your music and bring it in binder (if possible). – Singing from the show(s) is permitted.
  2. A recent photo (professional headshots, school photos, quick snapshots are all acceptable).
  3. If you have a resume, please attach it to your photo.

If you are needed for callbacks you will be notified either by email or in the audition room. Please note we will NOT be calling back for all roles.

Role Preferences:
At the audition, students can choose the role or roles they will accept. Based on that information, we will only look at them for those roles. If we are unable to cast them in one of the roles listed on their audition form, they will NOT be cast in the show. Students who are willing to accept any role, including ensemble, are more likely to be cast.


Rehearsals take place on weekend afternoon/evenings and some Friday evenings (leading actors only) starting March 10th. All Rehearsals take place at Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Ave – 16th Floor). Click here for the full rehearsal schedule  Please note – Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. We will do our best to work around cast conflicts.

Performances will take place MAY 17-19 at the Off-Broadway theatre venue – Baruch Performing Arts Center – 55 Lexington Ave (Lexington and 25th Street)

Students ages 13-14 can be considered for both the Main Stage – SISTER ACT and the Junior Main Stage – SHREK JR., but are only required to attend one audition appointment.

There is no fee to audition. If cast, there is a $650 registration fee to participate in the production. Full and partial scholarships are available through Project Broadway.

More Junior Main Stage Info:
The Junior Main Stage production is geared towards student actors ages 8-14. Over the past 10 years Broadway Workshop has produced some of the highest quality youth theatre available and has been part of the pilots of serval major musicals – Click here to see photos from our past productions. Our Main Stage and Junior Main Stage productions take place at an Off Broadway Theatre venue in manhattan and utilities the highest level directors, choreogrophers, lighting designers, set designers, costume designers and sound designers working in New York City. All Broadway Workshop’s productions are co-produced by PROJECT BROADWAY a 501(c)3 non-profit program dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities for students interested in theatre arts. The Junior Main Stage is a tuition based program. Full and partial scholarships are available for both the Main Stage and the Junior Main Stage. Junior Main Stage production is a tuition based program, there is a $650 registration fee if cast in the Junior Main Stage Program. Full and partial scholarships are available for students who qualify. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must fill out a scholarship application before your audition appointment.

See clips from our 2018 JR Main Stage – INTO THE WOODS 

See clips from our 2017 JR Main Stage – THE ADDAMS FAMILY 

See clips from our 2016 JR Main Stage – JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Past Junior Main Stage and Workshop Productions:
2018: Into The Woods Jr. 
2017: The Addams Family (Pilot Production) 
2016: James and the Giant Peach
2015: All Shook Up (Pilot Production)
2013: School House Rock Jr. 
2012: Dear Edwina Jr. 


2018 Jr Main Stage – INTO THE WOODS