Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to Host Shrek the Musical Competition

NEW YORK—Part talent search, part publicity stunt, the producers of Shrek the Musical have partnered with, the online arm of children’s cable network Nickelodeon, to launch a competition aimed at giving two girls a chance to perform alongside Sutton Foster in the Broadway production of Shrek. The girls will perform as “Young Fiona” and “Teen Fiona” in the musical.

To enter, girls must upload a video of their performance of the song “I Know It’s Today” from Shrek the Musical at the Web site. Entries must be received between Tuesday, July 28 and Sunday, August 16. Entrants must be aged 6 to 14. All entries will be viewed by the casting department for the show, with finalists’ entries viewed by Jason Moore (Director), David Lindsay-Abaire (Lyricist), Jeanine Tesori (Composer) and Sutton Foster.

The winners will be flown to New York to rehearse with Sutton Foster and members of the show’s creative team, have a costume fitting, and appear in a performance of Shrek the Musical on Broadway. The winners will be announced on September 10 and the finalists’ videos will be featured on for three weeks. At the September 19 evening performance the winners will perform their roles on Broadway.

More information and a complete set of rules can be found at