Character Descriptions

Shrek Fall 2022

Shrek

Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G#4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Princess Fiona

The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: G6

Vocal range bottom: F3

Donkey

A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart.

Either Gender

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Lord Farquaad

The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: B2

Dragon

A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Gingy

A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures.

Gender: Either

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Pinocchio

The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying. Doubles as DULOC PERFORMER and KNIGHT in “Forever”.

Gender: Either

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: E3

Wolf

Famous adversary of Little Red Riding Hood.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: E3

Ensemble w/ Lines

Fairy Tale Creatures: Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice

Knights

Duloc Dancers

Ensemble