The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

   Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney

 Music by Dan Studney

 Lyrics by Kevin Murphy

Originally directed by ANDY FICKMAN and produced by STEPHANIE STEELE for DEAD OLD MAN PRODUCTIONS

                  Orchestrations by David Manning & Nathan Wang

 

Director-  Angèlica Rosenthal  
Music Director - Jesse Drake
Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant
Producers - Evelynn Decker , Daryl O'Bryant

 

 

Information Night, Auditions and Rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

Information Night:

  • Thursday May 24 , 2018 @ 7 PM
  • Bring your own adult beverage (21+)
  • Bring your own soft drink (18+)
  • Optionally bring a snack to share 
  • You must be 18 by first rehearsal (June 10, 2018) to audition 


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday June 3rd - 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Monday June 4th - 7-9 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance )


Callbacks:

  • Callbacks Wed June 6th -  starting at 7 pm
  • CALLBACKS: Consists of reading sides and singing songs from Reefer Madness that will be assigned by the Director and Music Director, respectively.

 

Rehearsal days:

Tentative:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday June 10th
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
    • Sunday night 6-10 pm   (June 10 - July 29)  then Sunday afternoon 1- 5 pm (Aug 5 - Aug 19) 
    • Monday and Wednesday Night  7-10 pm  (June 11 - Aug 1) then Tuesday and Thursday Night  7-10 pm (Aug 7 - 23) 
    • Tech week Aug 26 - Sep 2 

 *Note rehearsal schedule change in August due to Mainstage show rehearsal schedule

 

Show Dates:

  • August 31, Sept 1, Sept 2

 

Show Venue:

Janice B. Street Theatre

14 Court Street, Nashua NH

 

Audition Requirements

You must be 18 by first rehearsal (June 10, 2018)

Dance

  • Will learn a short audition dance
  • Dress in clothes you can move in

Music

  • Prepare two songs of contrasting styles
  • Please prepare at least 16 bars of each song
  • Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided
  • If you choose you can bring a music only track to sing with, please have the track pre-cut to the section of the song you will be singing (including a few measures before)
  • Please plan to show acting ability while singing your songs

Reading

  • Readings will be done at call backs
  • Please plan to show acting ability while singing your songs during the regular audition

 

Audition form

.doc   .pdf

 

Character Descriptions 

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. (May double as other characters such as Irish Priest, FDR, Policeman, Goat-Man)
 
MARY LANE - Jimmy's sweetheart, a naïve, virginal teenage girl.
 
JACK STONE - The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30's gangster movie-type. (Doubles 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, 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)
 
Jesus - Son of God, trying to bring Jimmy back on the  path of righteousness. 
 
Mr. Poppy- Owner of the five and dime.
 
ENSEMBLE - Mixed gender and ages group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels, Worried Parents, and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale. Their are many featured roles that will be divided up throughout the ensemble.

 

Show Information

R&H Site

Actorsingers Show Site 

 

Reefer Madness 

REEFER MADNESS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Posted by Evelynn Decker Wednesday, April 4, 2018 11:04:00 PM Categories: Auditions Fringe Project