Reefer Madness: The Musical auditions are now open!
Equinox Theatre Company is excited to announce open auditions for the second show of its 10th season. Reefer Madness The Musical auditions will be held January 28, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Callbacks will be held January 31, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Performances will be April 6 through April 28 at the Bug Theatre. Rehearsals will begin the first week of February and will be primarily week nights plus Sunday afternoons. A full rehearsal schedule will be available at the auditions.
This is a non-equity production, a small stipend is paid at the end of the run.
Please note – you must be over 18 to audition for this production.
16 to 32 bars of a song in similar style to the show. No CDs or A Capella auditions, an accompanist will be provided.
Please bring your headshot and resume along with all your conflicts through April 28, 2018.
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!
Seeking: 5M, 3F plus ensemble
Jimmy Harper (M 20s) – A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.
The Lecturer (M, any age) – 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 (F 20s) - Jimmy’s sweetheart, a naïve, virginal teenage girl.
Jack Stone (M 30s to 50s) - The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30′s gangster movie-type. (George Washington.)
Jesus (M 20s – 40s) – The one and only, coming down from Heaven to warn Jimmy of his dangerous ways.
Mae (F 30s to 40s) - An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.
Ralph Wiley (M 20s to 30s) – 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 (F 20s to 30s) – 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)
Ensemble (M and F 20s to 30s) – 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.