Minneapolis Musical Theatre is holding auditions for the kickoff to our 2019-2020 Season - Night of the Living Dead! The Musical!
Sign up for a 5 minute audition spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4DA8A823A5FA7-night for either August 3 or August 4. Please prepare a musical theatre song that best showcases your vocal and acting ability. Bring sheet music for your song in the appropriate key for our accompanist, a headshot, resume, and a list of all conflicts for the months of August-October. Please remember to allow time for parking.
We are committed to a socially conscious and equitable casting process. You are invited to bring your whole self.
Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! will perform October 4-27, 2019 at Phoenix Theater (2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408).
ABOUT THE SHOW: This is a campy new adaptation of the classic George Romero zombie film, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jordan Wolfe. Equal parts homage and parody – the show enjoyed a brief Off-Broadway run earlier this year. Our production will be directed by longtime MMT collaborator Ryan McGuire Grimes (“The Toxic Avenger,” “Eating Raoul”) with Music Direction by Jean Orbison Van Heel.
PLACE A graveyard and a farmhouse in Middle of Nowhere, PA
CAST OF CHARACTERS
3 Men, 3 Women
MAN 1 (30’s) Tenor - PLAYS: BEN: African American. Smooth, heroic, sexy. Action movie swagger. Cocky but loveable; ADDA MORGUE: Perky female reporter
MAN 2 (20’s-30’s) High Tenor - PLAYS: TOM: Innocent teen, boyfriend to Judy; JOHNNY: Barbra’s wise-cracking older brother; DAN THE SCIENCE MAN: Bill Nye-esque NASA scientist; ZOMBIE DAN THE SCIENCE MAN
MAN 3 (40’s-50’s) Lyric Baritone or Tenor - PLAYS: HARRY: Grumpy Archie Bunker-type father to Betty-Lou and husband to Helen; SHERIFF TRACTOR: Wild Southern sheriff, sexy Yosemite Sam; ZOMBIE #1: A zombie.
WOMAN 1 (20’s-30’s) Sop/Belt to E - PLAYS: BARBARA: Younger sister to Johnny. Straight-laced, polite. Her cheery disposition soon gives way to terror; DR. GRETCHEN: A German medical examiner.
WOMAN 2 (20’s) Mezzo/Belt to D - PLAYS: JUDY: A cheerful young hippy, girlfriend to Tom; BETTY-LOU: Harry and Helen's adorable 10 y/o daughter who becomes a zombie; ROBIN GRAVES: An overly cheerful radio announcer; DR. GREISHEN: A German medical examiner.
WOMAN 3 (40’s-50’s) Mezzo - PLAYS: HELEN: Loud, drunk wife to Harry, mother to Betty-Lou; HOLDEN D’SEANCE: A no-nonsense male newscaster; ZOMBIE HOLDEN D’SEANCE
All actors are paid a stipend.
Auditions will take place at First Congregational Church of MN, 500 8th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Callbacks will be held August 6.
More information about Minneapolis Musical Theatre is at www.aboutmmt.org.