Friday, January 3, 2020

audition notice - REEFER MADNESS - Mesa Encore Theatre - January 25 & 27


Auditioners must prepare 32 bars of a song and also prepare a one-minute comedic monologue AND/OR attend the dance-only* audition. The separate dance audition for any dancers who would like to be considered for the ensemble without the singing/acting audition is the 10 am spot on Jan 25th*

*DANCE ONLY: sign-up for 10 am on Jan 25th.
  NO SINGERS WILL BE HEARD IN THIS TIME SLOT (plan to stay until noon)
*Singer/Actors must sign-up for a spot after noon on the 25th or on Jan 27th.

The song can be a jazz tune or Broadway up-tempo, and should show off your range and ability to act while singing.  You must have the sheet music in the proper key or an instrumental recording as accompaniment

The monologue should be memorized and may be from any play or may be original, or can be as simple as telling a joke or a story, but something that shows off your comedic abilities. Sarcastic, campy, non-family-friendly - whatever - no holds barred!


Synopsis
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 of spoofy fun, 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. 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 is not appropriate for younger performers or audiences - no one under 18 will be cast.

Author
Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney

Playing Dates
Apr 3, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020

Company
Mesa Encore Theatre
933 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85203

CLICK HERE for more information and to schedule your audition 

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