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The Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company (NTCC) welcomes children in grades 6-9.

Children will learn the following specific skills in each program: skill-building in acting, singing and moving, along with exposure to the technical aspects of costumes, sets and props.

Theatre can lead to personal and social growth and development. Children involved in performing arts typically are more self-aware and confident and more successful in school. They understand the value of collaboration and can conquer the fear of public speaking. By exploring the world of theatre, children can develop their imagination, creativity and language.


We hire a professional staff with years of experience and training in the field of dance, drama and music.


NTCC Winter Auditions will be held in January 2018. For more information visit our auditions page.

Auditions for plays are required in order to assess children’s comfort level of as performers, evaluate their skills and find the role that will best fit their personality and talent. Registration for auditions is not required; auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Children will be seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive. They will be photographed and fill out an audition form, listing their availability and experience. There is no cost to audition.

Thank you for auditioning for Shrek Jr.! Below is our cast list.

Shrek Jr. Cast List – Fall 2017

Storytellers Each have significant singing and spoken parts and play multiple characters. Keep the whole show moving!

Storyteller 1/Captain of the Guards/Pied Piper – Grace Clark

Storyteller 2/Teen Fiona/Guard – Sophia Hayes

Storyteller 3/Young Fiona/Guard – Maya Karlov

Principals Each have solo songs and significant parts to learn!

Shrek – Jonah Gonzalez

Donkey – Sloane Shabelman

Lord Farquaad – Griffin Kelly

Fiona – Sloan Greenfield

Dragon – Alexandra McGarry

Fairy Tale Characters Each have some solo spoken and singing lines – ‘Story of My Life’ and ‘Freak Flag’.

Pinocchio – Nell Badgley

Gingy – Alison Schwenk

Mama Bear/Mama Ogre – Miriam Faybysh

Papa Bear/Papa Ogre – Henry Gray

Baby Bear/Baby Ogre – Andrew Burke

Witch – Audrey McGinnis

Wolf – Maxine Manchik

Peter Pan – Veronica Ruvinskiy

Ugly Duckling (who turns into Beautiful Swan!) – Kate Matseyunas

Three Little Pigs

1 – Ella Malczyk

2 – Olivia Stern

3 – Mason Martinelli

Duloc Dancers/Ensemble Sing and dance in ‘’Big Bright Beautiful World’, What’s Up, Duloc?’ and as Knights in the Dragon’s Lair, as well as the finale. There will be some solo lines assigned during rehearsals.

Reese Bankston (also Puss in Boots)

Nola Fagin

Caroline Kirkpatrick

Julia Levenshteyn

Keira Lydon

Nora Pollak

Briana Tansky

Gabrielle Zaydlin

Woodland Creatures/Ensemble Sing and dance in ‘Big Bright Beautiful World’, ‘Travel Song’ and ‘Morning Person’, as well as the finale. There will be some solo lines assigned during rehearsals.

Sarah Carr

Torie Coyle

Jada Glazebrook

Dina Levin

Stephanie Pitterman

Abbey Uyenishi