July 28, 2009

Contest winners to appear in ‘Shrek’ show

Two winners of a Nick.com contest will get to sing in a performance of Broadway's Shrek the Musical, show representatives said.

A pair of contenders in the Not Your Ordinary Princess competition will be chosen to play Young Fiona and Teen Fiona, alongside Sutton Foster, who portrays the adult Fiona.

Beginning Tuesday, girls ages 6 to 14 can go to the www.Nick.com/princess Web site, where they can upload a video of their performance of the song I Know It's Today from the musical.

Entries submitted through Aug. 16 will be viewed by the casting department for the show, and finalists' entries will be viewed by director Jason Moore, lyricist David Lindsay-Abaire, composer Jeanine Tesori and Foster.

The lucky 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 real performance of 'Shrek the Musical' on Broadway, the show's representatives said in a news release.

The winners will be announced Sept. 10, and the finalists' videos will be featured on www.shrekthemusical.com for three weeks.

The winners will perform their roles on Broadway at the Sept. 19 evening performance of Shrek.