Tuesday, July 16, 2019

audition notice - EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL - Brelby Theatre Company - July 27

Auditions for Brelby Theatre Company's production of Evil Dead the Musical will be held by appointment on July 27th from 2-5pm.

Callbacks will be held by invitation only on August 3rd from 9am-12pm.

(18+ Only)

Auditioners will be asked to prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue, and a 16 bar song selection from a contemporary musical. We will not be providing an accompanist.

*Video submissions will be accepted through July 28th.*

Brelby seeks artists of all backgrounds, body types/sizes, gender identities, and ethnicities for our auditions. We are committed to inclusive casting, and want to cast the best artist for the role. Please come show us your talents.

To reserve your audition spot, email auditions@brelby.com with your name, digital headshot/resume, and any information about conflicts during audition times.

Rehearsals: Aug 19-Sep 26 (Sun-Thurs 6:30pm-10:00pm, some from Sundays 2-8pm)
Performs: Sep 27-28, Oct 4-5, 11-12 @ 7:30pm
Sep 28-29, Oct 5-6, 12-13 @ 2:00pm


Evil Dead the Musical
Directed by Brian Maticic
Music Direction by Helen Morris

Book and lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt
Music supervision by Frank Cipolla
Additional lyrics by Christopher Bond
Additional music by Rob Daleman

This hilarious show takes all the elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes ... and all to music. The songs in the show are completely off the wall. Titles like "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons" and "What the F**k Was That?" will have audiences rolling in their seats and screaming for more and more blood. This show has fun with the horror genre and, in doing so, appeals to a wide audience. It's the only show with a "Splatter Zone"—a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood. And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects and awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any show you've ever seen. While the Evil Dead films are the definition of cult movies, as a stage show, Evil Dead: The Musical has become a cult sensation of its own. The show played off-Broadway in New York, has broken records in Toronto, has won awards in Korea and has had more than 200 productions mounted across the globe. And because this show appeals to both the fans of the films and the new audience who loves it purely as a stage show, theatres who put on Evil Dead The Musical are amazed by the audience response.

Character List

Ash - hero and iconic character of the musical; Bari-Tenor Rock vocal range
Annie -  very bossy, drawn to ash, needs to be comfortable in a revealing/tear away costume; 50's Doo-wop vocal range
Linda  - the prototypical girl next door, sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash
Scott  - Foul-mouthed best friend of Ash: Bari-Tenor Rock vocal range
Shelly  - beautiful, easy, and not too smart; must move well
Jake   - Character part; Rock-Tenor vocal range
Ed - Nerdy character role; Bari-Tenor Rock vocal range
Cheryl   - Character role; strong belt required

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