AUDITIONS

Reefer Madness Auditions

Synopsis

The show is a hilarious satire based on the old instructional film seen in school warning of the dangers of marijuana. The over-the-top, campy story begins with a Lecturer informing the audience of the new drug menace, Marijuana. He tells of the Harper Affair, a story of a young high school student whose life is turned upside down by the “demon weed”.

Show Dates:

Thursday 26th of October
Friday 27th of October
Saturday 28th of October

Wednesday 1st of November
Thursday 2nd of November
Friday 3rd of November
Saturday 4th of November

Location:
Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, VIC, 3108

Rehearsals:
Tuesday & Wednesday nights 7.30pm-10.30pm
Sundays 6:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Wantirna Primary School

First rehearsal – Sunday 6th August
Rehearsal Weekend – TBA

Production Team:

Director: Melanie Xavier
MD: Amaris Lee
Choreographer: Melanie Ott
Production Manager: Justin Cleaver

Auditions

Auditions booking will be taken online at https://www.trybooking.com/QQYM. Please note that you are required to book in for a singing audition. It is also compulsory that you attend the dance audition. There is no need to book in for this as there is only one time available.

Email: contact@pepproductions.org.au

AUDITIONS TO BE HELD:
Wantirna Primary School – 120 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna 3152
· Audition 1 – Sunday 23rd July  – 6:30pm-10.30pm
· Audition 2 – Tuesday 25th July – 7:30pm-10.30pm

Dance Audition 1 – Monday 24th July – 7:30pm-9:30pm (Venue TBC)

  • Call Backs –Sunday 30th July  – 6pm-10pm

Audition Requirements:
All auditionees should prepare two songs (not from the show); one that shows off vocal range and the other that demonstrates strong comedic character. You may not be required to sing both songs but please be prepared if the production team requests.

Please bring sheet music (in the correct key) in a folder ready for the accompanist. Backing tracks cannot be used for this audition.

Please note it is unlikely you will complete songs so choose an appropriate part of the song which showcases your voice and range. Auditionees may be required to take part in a vocal range exercise.

Bring a clear non-returnable head shot of yourself.

You may prepare a CV of your training and experience. Please provide details of singing, acting and dance training. If you don’t prepare a CV you will be asked to write these details on the audition form on the day of your audition.

Auditionees must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their audition. If under 18, you must provide written permission from a parent or guardian, along with a contact number for parent/guardian for verification.

The vocal audition should take approximately ten minutes. Please arrive with enough time to adequately prepare yourself.

Casting Information:

FEMALE

MARY LANE. A wholesome, innocent girl next door, a naïve teenager. Jimmy’s sweetheart.
Age Range: 20s, must be able to play High School student.
Soprano / Mezzo Soprano

MAE. An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame. The hostess of the Reefer Den.
Age Range: late 20s – 40s
Mezzo Soprano

SALLY. A seductive yet ditzy resident of the Reefer Den.
Age Range: 20s
Mezzo Soprano

FEMALE ENSEMBLE x3. Will play multiple roles throughout, including Reefer Zombies, Placard Girl, High School Students, Jungle Orgy Dancers, Angels etc. Must have strong dance ability.
Age Range: 20s. Must be able to play High School students.
Various

 

MALE

JIMMY HARPER. A wholesome, innocent high school teenager who falls prey to the reefer.
Age Range: 20s, must be able to play High School student.
Tenor

LECTURER. A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of reefer. Will also play Goat Man, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman and FDR.
Age Range: Late 20s – 50s
Tenor / Baritone

JACK STONE. The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den. A 30s gangster.
Age Range: Late 20s – 40s
Baritone

RALPH WILEY. Formerly a fraternity man, now a reefer addict and resident of the Reefer Den.
Age Range: Late 20s – 30s
Tenor

MALE ENSEMBLE x2. Will play multiple roles throughout, including Reefer Zombies, Jesus High School Students, Jungle Orgy Dancers, Angels etc. Must have strong dance ability.

Age Range: 20s. Must be able to play High School students.
Various