REEFER MADNESS - Warner Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: July 12, 2014
Audition Location: Torrington, CT

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Auditions Announced for

REEFER MADNESS



WARNER THEATRE Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Production

Director – Keith Paul

Music Director – TJ Thompson

Choreographer – Sheila Waters Fucci



ADULT AUDITIONS: 

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:00pm (by appointment)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:00pm (by appointment)



All roles are open to audition. We are seeking an ensemble of 15-20 performers for this production. There are 7 principal roles (3 women and 4 men) available as well as the Placard Girl and a singing/dancing ensemble. Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized Broadway-style musical selection that showcases their vocal range.



Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed. Auditioners will also be asked to read from the script and perform a dance combination that will be taught at the audition.



Rehearsals will be held on Sundays, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm beginning Sunday, July 20, 2014. There will be one midweek rehearsal on Thursday, September 18, 2014.



CALLBACKS: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:30pm



AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY



Please send an email to auditions@warnertheatre.org to schedule your appointment. An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.



PERFORMANCE DATES:

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00pm



Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:00pm



Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00pm



Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00pm



Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00pm



ABOUT THE SHOW:

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. 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. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.



It contains adult humor, religious parody and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger performers and audiences.



AVAILABLE ROLES

JIMMY HARPER- A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.



LECTURER- A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness. (Doubles as Goat-Man, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR)



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.(Doubles as Jesus, George Washington)



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.(Doubles as Sally's Baby, Switch-Puller, Uncle Sam)



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.(Doubles as Lady Liberty)



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. (Doubles as Five and Dime Kid, Police Officer)



ENSEMBLE- Mixed gender group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five and Dime, Jungle Orgy Dancers, Angels and Patriotic Background Chorus/Tap Dancers in the Star-Spangled Finale 




 



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