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Evil Dead the Musical Auditions

October  11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26  | Midland Fair Grounds

Director: Chris Krause

Choreographer: Megan Krause

Music Director: TBD

 

Welcome to The Friction Theatre's annual production of Evil Dead the Musical! This is our third year putting on this cult hit of a musical and we cant wait to see you at auditions. Join us as five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music.  The songs in the show are completely off the wall as well. Titles like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons” and “What the F**k was That?” has had audiences rolling in their seats, and screaming for more and more blood.  You don’t need to be a fan of Evil Dead to love this show. You don’t need to be a fan of horror to love this show. You don’t even need to be a fan of musicals to love this show. As long as you like having fun… this show is for you.  Is it scary?  No!  Is it gory?  No.  This is a pure comedy start to finish.  It has fun with the horror genre, and in doing so appeals to a wider audience than you could ever imagine.  Plus it’s the only show with a “Splatter Zone” – a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood.  And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects, and really awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any live show you’ve ever seen.

Audition Date and location

OPEN AUDITONS: JULY 11TH 6-10PM

Location - The Friction Theatre

801 Joe Mann Boulevard, Midland MI, 48642

To find the new Friction Theatre Office space located by the Midland Mall, go to the McLaren building (a Blue and white building), 801 Joe Mann Boulevard, Midland, MI, 48642.

Enter the automatic doors in the front, then head to the elevator and go to the Second Floor. Turn left and we are in the suite right before the bathrooms. Megan Krause will help anyone find the space,

and you can call or text if you get lost 260-409-8983

  • This will be an audition primarily focused on singing and dancing. 

    • Please prepare a song from the show for a character you are most interested in. All songs, along with the rehearsal track and sheet music, are posted below. 

    • You will be learning a short combination from The Necronomicon. This dance is not very complicated, and you do not have to be a strong dancer to be in our show. The main focus is that you can slay and commit to this hilarious choreography and show the character as a deadite, as well as retain choreography quickly as our rehearsal process is condensed. 

  • Please show up before 6 PM. We will see you in the order of signup at the door. 

  • After this, we will pair off all auditioners and teach you a simple choreographed sequence. 

  • You will be notified that night by email if you will be called to attend the callback auditions the next night on the 12th. PLEASE NOTE: Not being asked to come to the 12th audition DOES NOT mean you are not being considered for a role. 

ACTING AUDITIONS: MARCH 29TH 6-10PM

Location - The Friction Theatre

  • This will be an audition primarily focused on acting. Sides are provided below so you can look at scenes prior to the callbacks. The full script is available on this page, posted below.  ​​

  • We will notify you of the time you are needed prior to this audition, but be prepared to be there from 6 -10 PM

  • Auditioners will be called in as a group and assigned scenes to read. Come ready to play and make bold choices. This show is very stylized and it is important that you understand the acting style of Evil Dead the Musical. It is very CAMP!

The Friction Theatre - 801 Joe Mann Boulevard, Midland MI, 48642

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Auditioners must be 18 or older. 

  2. For the FIGHT AUDITION, wear appropriate attire. Come dressed in athletic clothing and footwear. Do not show up in boots and jeans. 

  3. You will need to fill out the audition form.  Please fill this out prior to auditions. Have your conflict calendar handy when completing these. Please note! No conflicts are allowed during tech week or for any of the performances. If you do not complete this form before auditions, you will be asked to fill it out on your phone before we can see you.

Please note: We are open to non-traditional casting
Each actor will receive a $300 stipend for their commitment to the show

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Full Script

Evil Dead the Musical

Full Score

Evil Dead the Musical

Music

Ash - I'm Not A Killer

1-37 I'm Not a Killer

Cheryl - Look Who's Evil Now

Look whos evil Cut

Ed - Bit Part Demon

Bit Part Demon Audition

Jake - Good Ol' Reliable Jake

3. Good Old Reliable Jake

Linda - Housewares Employee

1-07 Housewares Employee LINDA

Annie - Candarian Demons

Candarian Demons Cut

Shelly - Look Who's Evil Now

1-16 Look Who's Evil Now (Part C)

Acting Sides

Ash, Scotty, Moose & Cheryl

Jake, Annie & Ash

Linda & Ash

Jake, Annie & Ed

Professor Knowby (Ed)

Ash, Scotty, Linda, Cheryl & Shelly

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.

Fake Shemp (Any Gender -  Tenor/Alto): This role is basically all of the small roles in the show: Knowby, Airport Announcer, the Severed Hand, Linda’s Headless Body, the Evil Force, etc.

SMALL ROLES THAT THE CAST ABOVE FILL

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!  Usually played by Jake, Ed & Fake Shemp.

Moose (Any Gender—Tenor/Alto): A possessed, singing Candarian Demon moose head! That alone makes it awesome, except once moose get going, they never stop! Usually played by Ed or Fake Shemp.

* Please note that small roles may be played by other characters in the show as well based on auditions and ability for character in the show. We may also cast one Ensemble member to fill small roles and play a deadite as well, this may mean that the Fake Shemp would share responsibilities and roles. *

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