The following are auditions at our member theatres. Please visit their websites for more information on their upcoming shows
EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
Book & Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, & George Reinblatt
Directed by Michael Glorioso
Music Direction by Lee Meyer
When & Where
Auditions: Saturday, August 4, 2018
October 5, 2018 @ 8 PM
October 6, 2018 @ 8 PM
October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
October 12, 2018 @ 8 PM
October 13, 2018 @ 8 PM- Halloween Party with Svengoolie
October 14, 2018 @ 2:30 PM
October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
October 19, 2018 @ 8 PM
October 21, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
October 26, 2018 @ 8 PM
October 27, 2018 @ 8 PM
When a group of fresh-faced college kids go to a cabin in the woods for spring break, it's only a matter of time before spells are spoken and demonic possession begins.
Ash: Male, 21-30. Ideally, bears some physical resemblance to Bruce Campbell, star of the “Evil Dead” movies —at least six feet tall, dark hair, lean with sharp features, with the swagger and cockiness of Bruce Campbell's "Ash”. Our young and gallant hero, he can also play the uneasy wimp. Many physical stage stunts required, such as tumbling, combat, rolling and smashing breakables on his head. Broadway baritone / tenor who can hit an A.
Shelly: Female, 20-30 Scott’s somewhat trampy and dim-witted girlfriend. Very voluptuous. Comfortable in skimpy clothing. Great comic timing. Mezzo- Soprano/Alto
Annie: Female, 20-30 Daughter of Professor Knowby. An archeologist in the Tia Carrere/”Relic Hunter” vein. Very fit. Strong features and a strong presence. Singing voice: comfortable mezzo-soprano.
Cheryl: Female, 18-25. Ash’s homely sister. Not as attractive as the other ladies (Not a “hottie”). FUNNY! Physically, has some features that resemble or complement her brother (See Bruce Campbell reference in “Ash” description above). Quiet and reserved, she later transforms into a deadly, jive-talking zombie. Excellent comic timing and very skilled. Actor must also be comfortable in confined spaces. Funky urban singing voice a la Beyoncé or Alicia Keys — a little bit of soul.
Scott: Male, 21-30. Handsome in frat boy way. Shorter than Ash with nice build. Ash’s potty-mouth best friend. Solid comic performer. Very similar to Steve Stiffler from “American Pie” movies. Jerk but you love to hang out with him. Tenor.
Linda: 19-25. Ash’s beautiful girlfriend. Brunette. Very beautiful in girl-next-door kind of way, w/attractive body. Sweet/so cute that she's dead sexy (but not trampy). Classic features. Über-Girlfriend. Also becomes zombie, req. strong “undead” character voice. Singing voice: balladic soprano.
Jake: Male, 21-40. Trailer-park hick who helps find lost cabin. Character actor, physically of good size, w/strong facial expressions who can give comic life to back-water hick who is regular, reliable guy. Backwoods yokel. Funny! Funny! Strong comic performer who can speak trailer park slang. B'way baritone. Strong singer in Meatloafy kind of way. Needs to move well.
Ed / Evil Moose: Male, 21-30. Annie’s archeologist boyfriend. Must be able to deliver strong comic performance w/out saying anything, as Annie always cuts him off@1st syllable whenever he attempts to speak—that is, until his big number. Tall, handsome & preppy. Looks somewhat heroic (though not more good looking than Ash), which makes it funny that he doesn't say anything. Actor also plays Moose Head hung on wall when it becomes possessed by Candarian demon. Singing voice: commanding bass; also must be able to sing w/fun “moose” voice
Please prepare 16 measures of a rock song or from a rock musical. Auditioners will also give cold readings from the play.
When & Where
Sunday October 14, 2018 (5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.)
Monday October 15, 2018 (7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.)
Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond IN
December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16, 2018
Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN
This is the most hopeless place in the world!” Hilda intones as she dreams of faraway places and only finds tedium in running the Holly Railway Station. That is, until Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere the day before Christmas Eve. Suddenly, an old radio that hasn’t worked in years springs to life, the local group of carolers (which usually yowls like a gang of wet cats) begins to sound like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the whole town gets the Christmas spirit. Coincidence? …. Or is Leo doing all this? This nostalgic theatrical greeting card is full of eccentric small town characters, wise-cracking their way to finding the true wonder of Christmas. And on the way they make us all wish we could take a ride on The Christmas Express.
SATCH BRUNSWICK: Hilda’s assistant with a better outlook on life, in his 40’s.
MAGGIE CLOONEY: A mail carrier in her mid-30’s. (40’s?)
LEO TANNENBAUM: A pleasant, mysterious man in his 50’s. (or older)
PENELOPE BLAISEDALE: Editor of the local newspaper, “The Holly Herald”, in her mid-30’s.
MR. FAIRFAX: An ominous man, in his mid-50’s. (60’s?)
MRYNA HOBSNAGLE: Secretary at City Hall, in her 40’s.
DONNA FAY CUMMINGS: A stubborn newlywed, in her 20’s.
JERRY CUMMINGS: Donna’s equally stubborn husband, a little slow at times, in his 20’s.
DEBORAH SMITH: A slightly haggard woman, in her 30’s. (40’s?)
Materials to Prepare
You may be asked to join in singing a few stanzas of a Christmas Carol; otherwise, nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions will include readings from the script.
Contact - for more information
For further information contact the director Wayne Puchkors at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition Dates: July 16 & 17th at 7pm.
Call backs on July 18th if needed
4th Street Theater
125 N 4th St
August 24, 25, 26, 31, Sept 1, & 2nd. Fridays and Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
All the Decorations
By Dean Donofrio
Directed by Tom Knoerzer
By Greg Lam
Directed by Amy Stepanek
Clarice - a 50ish-year-old woman, quite pleasant seeming
Beth - Late 20's, dressed in hospital scrubs
Synopsis: A woman goes to her future in-law's house to ask the parents for their daughter's hand in marriage, only to discover that they're not as progressive as she had thought.
Ready to Sell
By: Tom Raber
Directed by Jeff Schultz
Edward Moore - early 60s
Sheree - Morre's girlfriend, early twenties
Aunt Florence - early eighties
Synopsis: Edward Moore has found himself in a bit of a scrape but with his girlfriend comes up with a way out involving his aunt.
By Marj O'Neill-Butler
Directed by Peggy Glennie
Jean - a nosy, bossy mother, age 65
Ashley - Jean's unmarried daughter, age 30
Cur - an unmarried, good looking man, age 29
Synopsis - While traveling to New York City on the ferry with her mother, Ashley's future is foretold
By Robert O'Connell
Directed by Steve Rohe
Graham Colfax - author, age 58
Lawrence Toomey, detective, age 42
Two Broody Hens
By R.A. Pauli
Directed by LuAnne Pezel
Eunice - a hen of egg-laying age, any ethnicity
Theodora - a hen of egg-laying age, any ethnicity
Randy- a young rooster, any ethnicity
Let Me Win
By Chris Shaw Swanson
Directed by Donna Rowland
Julie - a developmentally disabled woman
Coach - male or female
Ashley - Julie's older sister
Synopsis: Julie's plan for winning a Special Olympics medal is derailed when her sister arrives
By Brian Cox
Directed by Bob Dure
Slavka - Russian assassin of cheating husbands
Alexis - Revenge-seeking young widow
Doug - Married insurance salesman
By Maryanne Truax
By Anthony L. Mariani
Directed by George Mazlankowski
Lisa Lumiere - 30s, a homeless waitress
Officer Simmons - 30s, a police officer
Mrs. Griffin, 50s, mother of a politician
Emma Hancock - 20s, a student waiting for the bus
Materials to Prepare
Nothing to prepare, auditions will be cold readings from the script
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Audition Dates & Times
Audition Music Pieces
Visit: http://www.mohlive.com/186/Auditions - for links to the audition pieces