Auditions for Reefer Madness, The Musical
Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th at 7 pm.
Callbacks (if needed) will be Saturday, August 15th at 10 am.
North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre
7713-51 Lead Mine Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
About the Show:
Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney, Music by Dan Studney, Lyrics by Kevin Murphy
North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre is proud to announce auditions for Reefer Madness. 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. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like ”Down at the Ol' Five and Dime” and the Vegas-style” Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,” featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels.
Reefer Madness is a highly stylized satirical political commentary. It contains adult humor and religious parody, as well as suggested violence and sexual situations.
Director: Jon Todd
Music Director: Craig Johnson
Choreographer: Randi Winter
October 9th-25th, 2015
Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Auditions will consist of 32 bars of a song of your choosing. An accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music (in a binder).
A cappella auditions are discouraged but will be accepted.
Please come to auditions prepared to move, as there will be a dance portion of the audition.
Lecturer - A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness. (Doubles as Goat-Man, Irish Priest, Old Man, Policeman, FDR)
Jimmy Harper - A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.
Mary Lane - Jimmy's sweetheart, a naive, virginal teenage girl.
Jack Stone - The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30's gangster movie-type.
Mae - An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.
Ralph Wiley - A denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit.
Sally - 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.
Placard Girl - Throughout the play she reinforces the warnings of the Lecturer by holding large signs that clearly state the moral of what we've just seen.
Ensemble - Mixed gender group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels, and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale.
Click on the link below to register for auditions: