OB Playhouse and Theatre Company

& Theatre Company  

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 
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. 

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.