OB Playhouse and Theatre Company


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Auditions for Reefer Madness

OB Playhouse & Theatre Company
Non-Union Theatre

Directed by Justin Tuazon
Choreographed by Marc Caro

Winner! 7 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards including Best Production (1999) 
Winner! 6 Backstage West Garland Awards including Best Production (1999)
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. 


AUDITION DETAILS (by appointment only): 

Saturday, May 26th, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
At OB Playhouse
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
(Audition will be in5 minute time slots)

Callbacks (by invitation only):
Sunday, May 27th, 6 p.m.-10 p.m 
Please be prepared to dance.
At St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
4277 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

Audition Requirements: Please submit yourhead shot and resume to jennieconnard@gmail.com. All submissions must have Reefer Audition in the subject line.
Forauditioning, please come prepared with 32 bars of a song (see character list for suggestions), and bring the written music (in your key). Accompanist will be provided.

Performances: are at OB Playhouse from July 13th – August 12th, 2018 
Thursday-Saturday8pm
Sunday at3pm 
**There is one industry night on Monday, July 23rd at8pm.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 29th, Monday-Thursday 7-11, Saturday 11-4 (there is a possibility of some Sunday rehearsals close to tech week.)


The addictive and 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. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! 

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. 

MUST BE OVER 18 TO AUDITION 
Character Descriptions – (Roles are open to any ethnicity):

NOTE: The role of Ralph Wiley has been cast. 

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.


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.

MAE - An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.

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.

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.

ENSEMBLE - the ensemble will play play such role as Jesus, George Washington, Goat-Man, Sally's Baby, Switch-Puller, Uncle Sam, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR as well as represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels, and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale.