Theater auditions: ‘Evil Dead’ at Theatre Downtown

An audition notice for Evil Dead: The Musical at Theatre Downtown:

Evil Dead: The Musical
Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, George Reinblatt
Additional Lyrics by Christopher Bond
Additional Music by Rob Daleman

Evil Dead: The Musical is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Monday March 28 6-10 pm
Auditions will be held at Theatre Downtown. 407-841-0083
2113 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL. 32804
Please Call for appointment 407-841-0083

Please prepare 32 Bars Pop/Rock Musical Theatre piece, prepare one comedic monologue. Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Auditionees may be asked to read from the script and or learn a dance combination.

Roles are Non-Paid. All roles are available.

Performance Dates: June 3- July 2 (with a possible extension through July 9)

Rehearsals will begin  Monday April 4. Rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday evenings 7-11 pm.

Directed by Steve MacKinnon
Musical Direction by Spencer Crosswell
Choreography by Amanda Warren

Casting Breakdown:

  • Ash (male, tenor/baritone) – Strong, lantern-jawed, a little reckless, in love with Linda, develops more cartoon superhero tendencies as the show progresses.
  • Linda (female, mezzo-soprano) – Ash’s girlfriend, loyal, in love, also strong, becomes nasty as a demon.
  • Cheryl (female, mezzo-soprano) – Ash’s sister, book smart for now, hyperactive, pun-laden demon later.
  • Scott (male, tenor/baritone): Ash’s best friend, a stereotypical jock/frat boy. Sexually overcharged – becomes a flashy, obnoxious demon later.
  • Shelly (female, mezzo-soprano): Scott’s new girlfriend, an absolute airhead.
  • Annie (female, mezzo-soprano – may be double cast with Shelly): Daughter of Professor Knoby, also an expert in Ancient History. Very know-it-all, very ‘librarian sexy.’
  • Ed (male, tenor/baritone): Annie’s beleaguered and overpowered boyfriend, presumably also an academic – walks in everyone’s shadow, until he becomes a much bolder demon.
  • Jake (male, tenor/baritone): A strange man walking in the woods, a bit of a stereotypical hick, but all is not as it seems.
  • Casting 2 Understudy/Zombie roles

More info:
Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult classic films, Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive.

As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.”


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