Audition Notice: Reefer Madness

Dir. James Cluster

Music Directors Erin Fagundes & Bennie Glasner

Choreography Julie Auxier

Book by: Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney, Music by: Dan Studney, Lyrics by: Kevin Murphy

Produced by Special Arragement with: R & H Theatricals

Audition Dates & Times: 

May 8-10, 2016 at 7:00pm

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Performance Dates: 

July 1-31, 2016 Thursday- Saturday 8pm, Sundays 2pm

Rehearsals:

Monday- Thursdays 7:30- 10:30pm with Saturday rehearsals as needed

Audition Requirements: 

Prepare 1 minute of a contemporary musical theatre song. PLEASE DO NOT SING A SONG FROM THE SHOW. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. A CD with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly. No a cappella auditions. Please also wear or bring comfortable dance attire, as all auditioners will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc, as well as a headshot and resumé (if you have them). Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producer and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Must be at least 18 and over to audition. There is no pay. 

Plot Summary: 

Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS, a highly stylized and satirical political commentary containing adult humor, with clever musical numbers ranging from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes that will go straight to your head! ~ RATED R

For More Information: 

Carolyn Luu (Producer) at (805)415-8892 or carolynjluu@yahoo.com

Character Breakdown: 

Jimmy Harper - M, 18-22, A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer. (Needs to be able to move well, not necessarily dance. Okay with being half clothed onstage) [range: Tenor, a, b-]

 

Lecturer - M, 25-45, A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness (doubles as Goat-man, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR) [needs to move well, not necessarily dance. Good improv skills. Range: Tenor, g] 

 

Mary Lane - F, 18-22, Jimmy’s sweetheart, a naive, virginal teenage girl, who will find herself going BAD, bad, bad. (needs to be a strong dancer, okay with being half clothed onstage) [range: Soprano, f#, belt]

*please have a legit AND a belt song choice, we may ask to hear both

 

Jack Stone - M, 30-45, The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Dern, a 30’s gangster movie-type (Doubles as George Washington) [must dance well, range: Bari Tenor, g]

 

Mae - F, 30-45, An attractive, yet slightly worse-for-wear dame, the hostess of the Reefer Den [range: Mezzo-soprano, f]

 

Ralph Wiley - M, 25-35, A denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit. (Doubles as Uncle Sam) [range: Bair Tenor, g]

 

Sally - F, 25-35, A sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck. (Doubles as Lady Liberty, must dance well) [Range: Soprano]

 

Miss Poppy - F, 25-35, The proprietor of the town’s Five-and-Dime, seems sweet on the outside, but is something seedy lurking within? (must dance well) [Range: Soprano]

 

Ensemble: M, F, 18-30, Mixed group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five and Dime, Reefer Orgy dancers, Angels, Criminals, and Patriotic chorus in the Star-spangled finale.