Sunday, February 13, 2022 and Monday, February 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
April 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2022 | 8:00 PM
April 16, 2022 | 2:00 PM Saturday Matinee
April 24, 2022 | 2:30 PM Sunday Matinee
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 filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won’t be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS. The addictive, 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. REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary that will leave you wanting more.
Please be advised, 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 therefore may be inappropriate for younger audiences.
Vocal parts and playing ages in parenthesis. All ethnicities considered.
Mary Lane (Mezzo-Soprano, Female, Late teens)- Jimmy’s sweetheart, a naïve, virginal teenage girl.
Jimmy Harper (Tenor, Male, Late Teens)- a wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.
The Lecturer (Baritone, Male, Adult)- a severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness; doubles as Goat-Man, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR.
Jack Stone (Tenor, Male, Adult)- the handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30’s gangster movie-type; doubles as Jesus, George Washington.
Mae (Alto, Female, Adult)- an attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.
Sally (Alto, Female, Adult)- 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.
Ralph Wiley (Tenor, Male, Adult)- 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, Switch-Puller, Uncle Sam.
Placard Girl (Spoken, Female, Late Teens-Adult)-Assistant to The Lecturer
Ensemble (varying vocal parts and genders)
Auditions will be conducted over two nights: Sunday February 13th and Monday February 14th, 2022. It is requested that anyone interested in auditioning be prepared to attend both evenings, however conflicts will be considered on an individual basis.
We are asking that all participants in this production have completed their two-shot COVID vaccination course (for Moderna or Pfizer), or single shot COVID inoculation (for Johnson & Johnson) prior to audition. Please also be aware that masking is required at all times while within the theatre except where particular permission is granted.
Night one will consist of voice auditions and cold readings from the script. Please be prepared with sheet music or an instrumental track with NO vocals. You will be asked to perform 32 bars, or approximately one minute of a song which will show off your vocal talent and fit the style of the show. You may find samples of the music from this show at the Concord Theatricals website.
Night two will be a movement audition. Please be prepared with comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, appropriate footwear for dancing, and hydration.
Please be prepared to advise of all dates on which you have pre-existing commitments which will conflict with scheduled rehearsal. At this time, we are planning a Sunday-Wednesday rehearsal schedule beginning February 20 at the theatre. Additional days could be scheduled as needed, and your flexibility is appreciated. You will also be required to attend all productions. While we understand that last-minute emergencies and conflicts arise, a pattern of unexcused absence may result in your removal from the show.
If you have any questions, please contact show staff by email at REEFERMADNESSatLTM@gmail.com.
Thank you, and break a leg!!