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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 FIGHT CALL AUDITONS: MARCH 28TH 6-10PM

Location - Creative 360

  • This will be an audition primarily focused on assessing stage combat abilities. If you want to be considered for a fighting role you must attend this audition. 

    • If you cannot make this date but would still like to be considered for a combat role, contact us ASAP and we can look at possible accommodations. ​

    • If you DO NOT wish to be considered for a fight role, plan to only attend the March 29th audition. 

  • Please show up before 6 PM. We will lead the group through warm ups and introduce the basics of stage combat and sword play. 

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

  • You will be given time to work this sequence with your partner before performing it for the production team. 

  • You will be notified that night if you will be called to attend the acting auditions the next night on the 29th. PLEASE NOTE: Not being asked to come to the 29th audition DOES NOT mean you are not being considered for a role. 

ACTING AUDITIONS: MARCH 29TH 6-10PM

Location - Creative 360

  • This will be an audition primarily focused on acting. Sides will be provided soon, but be prepared to do cold reads in the room as well. The full script is available on this page, posted below.  

    • If you cannot make this date but still wish to read, let us know ASAP and we will look at possible accommodations. 

    • If you DO NOT wish to be considered for a speaking role, plan to only attend the March 28th audition

  • Please show up before 6pm. Fill out your audition form, including your contact information and contact sheet.

  • Auditioners will be called in as a group and assigned scenes to read. Come ready to play and make bold choices. 

Creative 360 - 5501 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

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 $200 stipend for their commitment to the show

Full Script

The Three Musketeers

Acting Sides

Cardinal & Constance

Bonacieux & Cardinal

Cardinal & Rochefort

Rochefort & D'Artagnan

King & Queen

Athos & Milady

Rochefort & Milady

D'Artagnan & 3M

Porthos, Aramis & Treville

D'Artagnan & Constance

Anne & Duke

Character Breakdown

D’ARTAGNAN: The main protagonist of the story. D’Artagnan is young and hopeful. He’s ready to take on life, and his biggest desire is to become a musketeer. He’s also a bit naïve and headstrong. FIGHT ROLE

ATHOS: Mid-30s’ to early 40's. The darkest one of the three musketeers. Athos is usually the calmest, the voice of reason. He’s regarded as one of the best swords in Paris, his only equal possibly being Rochefort. There is a sadness about Athos; he should have a hardened edge about him. You can sense there is a great tragedy in his past, but no one would want to ask him about it. FIGHT ROLE

ARAMIS: Early 30’s. Aramis is a more light-hearted swashbuckling type. He enjoys the thrill of being a musketeer, even though his real desire is to become a priest. He has a good sense of humor, and he and Porthos are close friends. He’s constantly harassing him at any chance he can get. He’s also a bit of a ladies man. FIGHT ROLE

PORTHOS: Early 30’s. Porthos takes himself very seriously, which causes the rest of his friends to do the opposite. He’s very long-winded and pompous. He is the kind of person who talks because he likes the sound of his own voice. But Porthos is also loyal to a fault and would rather die than betray any of his friends. FIGHT ROLE

PLANCHET: Mid 20’s. D’Artagnan’s servant. Planchet is often the unheard sarcastic voice of reason to D’Artagnan’s crazy plans. He is loyal to his master but doesn’t always agree with his choices. POSSIBLE FIGHT ROLE

 

CARDINAL RICHELIEU: Mid 40’s-60s. He is the Cardinal of the Catholic church. The Cardinal is a very powerful and resourceful man. He’s a brilliant strategist, and he will do anything to destroy his political enemies. Always calm and collected, he has the feel of a lion walking among cats when he walks into a room. He’s an expert manipulator and a deadly enemy.

 

ROCHEFORT: Early 40’s. The Cardinal’s number one agent. Rochefort is a loyal servant to the Cardinal and usually the one heading up the Cardinal’s most important missions. He’s a deadly swordsman, possibly only matched in skill by Athos. A scar runs down his left temple to his left cheek. This is a man who enjoys his job. Fighting is his profession. FIGHT ROLE

 

MILADY DEWINTER: Mid 30’s to Early 40’s. A spy the Cardinal often employs. Milady is as beautiful as she is dangerous. She is aware of her beauty and often uses it to seduce targets. When angered, her wrath is formidable. She is very intelligent, and she never forgets an insult. MINOR FIGHT ROLE

 

SERVANT: Milady DeWinter’s servant. She is loyal to Milady and helps her carry out her schemes. POSSIBLE FIGHT ROLE

 

CONSTANCE: Early 20’s. The Queen’s dressmaker and confidant and the love interest of D’Artagnan. She is very smart and very capable. She’s a confident woman, and she knows how to handle herself. She’s very loyal to the Queen. FIGHT ROLE

 

KING LOUIS XIII: Mid 40’s. The ruler of France. He’s close friends with Treville. He doesn’t necessarily like the Cardinal, but he listens to him. He’s rather pompous and unaware of the things happening around him, though he tries to pretend otherwise.

 

QUEEN ANNE: Mid 30’s. The Queen of France. She’s in love with the Duke of Buckingham but wishes to remain loyal to the King. She is sworn enemies with the Cardinal.

 

TREVILLE: Mid 40’s. The captain of the Musketeers and an old childhood friend of the king. He treats his soldiers with a firm hand, but he will fight for their well-being like a protective father. He often tries to be the voice of reason to the king in regard to the Queen.

 

BONACIEUX: Early 50’s. Constance’s arranged husband. He’s a miser and a coward. He owns the apartment D’Artagnan lives in.

 

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM: Mid-30s. A powerful English Duke who is in love with the Queen. FIGHT ROLE

 

At least SIX others are needed to play extras. The KING, BONACIEUX, DUKE, and TREVILLE can double as extras in scenes they are not in. PLANCHET could also be, but it’s recommended to only use him as an extra before he’s introduced as PLANCHET.

Time: Late Spring/early Summer. Early 17th century. 1625 to 1630.

Place: Paris and various locations near Paris and London.

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