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Audition Notice: Evil Dead the Musical 2018

When: Sunday, August 26 at 7:00 pm*

 

Where:  Sutter Street Theatre – Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom, CA 95630 

 

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script plus singing and learning a dance combination, so please dress to move (No skirts). Prepare 16-32 bars of a Rock Ballad or an upbeat song that best showcases your voice. Bring your song on either sheet music (an accompanist will be provided) or a cd.

 

Note:  Must be 18 or older to audition (If under 18 must have written parental permission)

 

SYNOPSIS:  “It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a week-long vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to kill everything in sight. Like I said, pretty standard stuff.” – Ash   This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. And did we say… Blood?!

 

REHEARSALS: Starting September 4, Mondays through Thursdays at 7:00 pm

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: October 6th – November 3rd Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 7:00 pm PLUS special performances on Thursday the 18th, Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 31st at 7 pm.  You MUST be available for all performance dates.

 

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a resume and headshot if you have them plus a list of any conflicts you have during the rehearsal dates.  Remember, no conflicts during performances. Wear clothes and shoes you can dance in.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

  • Ash (Male – Tenor/Baritone): The hero and iconic character of the musical. This devoted S-Mart housewares employee evolves over the course of the show from a cowardly college student to a wisecracking deadite slayer with his detachable hand chainsaw and 12 gauge “boomstick.”
  • Linda (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): The girl next door. Linda is sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash, until she turns evil and tries to kill him. She laughs an annoyingly inordinate amount of time after transforming.
  • Cheryl (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Ash’s sister and the odd woman out in the group. Looking to spend a week relaxing, she is the recipient of Scotty’s jokes and torment. The only one to sense the evil surrounding the cabin, she is the first to be possessed, turning her into an aggressive, foul-mouthed demon that speaks in very bad puns. Spends the majority of the show locked in the cellar.
  • Scotty (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Good looking, cocky, a prankster and Ash’s best friend. Thinks himself the brave one until he’s forced to kill, then his panic leads him to flee. He returns to warn Ash about the woods and attempts to help his friend even as he is knocking on death’s door.
  • Shelly (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Beautiful, easy, and not too smart. She is Scotty’s latest fling and looking to party. Just because she becomes an evil demon doesn’t mean she can’t look good doing it!
  • Annie (Female – Mezzo-Soprano): Quite the overbearing explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research. Very bossy and drawn to Ash. Must be comfortable in a tear away semi-revealing costume.
  • Ed (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Annie’s coworker, boyfriend, and doormat. He travels with her to the cabin to proceed with their research of the book of the dead. After turning evil, his confidence may lack but this “Bit Part Demon” is ready to sing!
  • Jake (Male – Tenor/Baritone): Stereotypical Southerner and reliable enough to help Annie and Ed find the path to the cabin, but too stupid and stubborn to listen to reason that will keep him alive.

Ensemble Cast:

  • Evil Trees: These are the true comedians of the show. A nasty group of trees out to get the campers and will stop at nothing, be prepared to be gross!
  • Moose (Male – Tenor/Baritone): A possessed, singing, Candarian Demon moose head! That enough makes it awesome, except once moose get going they never stop!
*If you are unable to make this date please email Ashley@sutterstreettheatre.com to set up an alternate time.

 

Sutter Street Theatre Elly Nominations

Sutter Street Theatre is proud and honored to receive 41 Elly nominations for excellence in theatre.  Following is a list of the nominees.

Sutter Street Theatre

Madeline’s Christmas – Best Overall Production

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Best Overall Production

Les Misérables, School Edition – Best Overall Production

Dian Hoel

Madeline’s Christmas – Choreography

Eileen Beaver

Madeline’s Christmas – Costume Design

Les Misérables, School Edition– Costume Design

Alison Gilbreath

Choices – Direction

Moon Over Buffalo – Leading Female

Les Misérables, School Edition – Sound Design

Allen Schmeltz

Madeline’s Christmas – Direction

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Direction

Madeline’s Christmas – Sound Design

Anne of Green Gables – Sound Design

Allen Schmeltz & Mike Jimena

Madeline’s Christmas – Lighting Design

Mike Jimena

Madeline’s Christmas – Set Design

Anne of Green Gables – Set Design

Les Misérables, School Edition – Lighting Design

Connie Mockenhaupt

Jack and the Beanstalk – Leading Female – Adult

Madeline’s Christmas – Musical Direction

Les Misérables, School Edition – Musical Direction

Karen Van Tassel

Anne of Green Gables – Leading Female – Adult

Lisa Matta

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Leading Female – Adult

Christine Cory

Anne of Green Gables – Leading Female – Youth

Hannah Hurst

Madeline’s Christmas – Leading Female – Youth

Lexie Allison

Madeline’s Christmas – Leading Female Youth

Christopher Celestin

Choices – Leading Male – Adult

Jerold McFatter

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Leading Male – Adult

Benjamin Matta

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Leading Male – Youth

Joshua Matta

Jack and the Beanstalk – Leading Male – Youth

Humpty Dumpty is Missing or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg – Supporting Male – Youth

Kory & Kale Coppin

Choices – Musical Direction

Jenny Connors

Choices – Supporting Female – Adult

Gavin Broussard

Choices – Supporting Male – Adult

Nate Challis

Choices – Supporting Male – Adult

Stephen Kauffman

Harvey – Leading Male

Tom Bost

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel – Supporting Male

Brianne Hidden

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Leading Female

Michael Bowles

Evil Dead The Musical – Supporting Male

Jenny Connors & Sutter Street Theatre

Choices – Best Script

Luke Villanueva

Les Misérables, School Edition – Leading Male

Audrey Godlove

Les Misérables, School Edition – Supporting Female