Thursday, January 31, 2013

On-Line Auditions for Reefer Madness, Directed by Michael McKelvey for June, 2013

Doctuh Mistuh Productions Reefer Madness Doctuh Mistuh Productionsinvites performers to submit digital auditions for REEFER MADNESS, The Musical, to be performed in Austin June 6-30, 2013.

The production will be directed by Michael McKelvey (B. Iden Payne Award, Sweeney Todd and Assassins) with set design by Joe Carpenter (Mary Moody Northen Theatre) and costumes by Glenda Barnes (B. Iden Payne Award, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). The performance location and additional production staff will be announced shortly.

All auditions will be through on-line submission. To get details, interested performers should email Auditioners will be asked to perform one-minute of a song (32 bars) in the style of the show and a one-minute public service message about the dangers or benefits of marijuana. Auditioners will receive character descriptions by e-mail.

Reefer Madness is a musical satire of the 1936 cult film classic Reefer Madness. It opened in Los Angeles in 1998. The book and lyrics were written by Kevin Murphy and the music by Dan Studney. Directed by Andy Fickman, it was initially shown at the Hudson Theater on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles and then moved to the New York "Off-Broadway" scene. The show opened Off Broadway on September 15, 2001, and closed shortly thereafter. Showtime made a film version in 2005 starring Kristen Bell, Steven Weber, Neve Cambell and Alan Cumming.

[ALT note: you can view the 68-minute film via Netflix. Click here to go to the Netflix page.]

DM Productions made its debut on the Austin Theatre scene in October 2009 with its hit, EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL (nominated by the Austin Critics’ Table for Outstanding Production of a Musical). The group has since produced two more productions, COMPANY (a benefit for the Breast Cancer Resource Center) and last summer’s BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (recipient of three B. Iden Payne Awards). Doctuh Mistuh Productions' mission is to produce Off-Broadway works with an edge and landmark musicals that may be unfamiliar to Austin audiences.

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