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Chattahoochee Shakespeare Co. holds audition for "Reefer Madness: The Musical"

Chattahoochee Shakespeare Co. artistic director Troy Heard is holding open auditions for "Reefer Madness: The Musical" at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Liberty Theatre, 813 Eighth Ave.

All participants need to bring a prepared song (16 bars, Broadway musical song preferred with a CD or sheet music). No a capella singing allowed.

Also, bring comfortable clothes for a dance audition.

Callbacks will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24.

Actors who are in "Peter Pan" at the Springer Opera House can audition at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24.

Rehearsals begin Nov. 30. There will be a holiday break from Dec. 21-Jan. 3. Performances are Jan. 15-31.

Here are the characters that Heard is going to cast:

Jimmy Harper: A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer.

Lecturer: A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of reefer madness. Doubles as Goat-Man, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR.

Mary Lane: Jimmy's sweetheart, a naïve, virginal teenage girl.

Jack Stone: The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a '30's gangster movie-type. Doubles as Jesus, George Washington.

Mae: An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den.

Ralph Wiley: A denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit. Doubles as Sally's Baby, Switch-Puller, Uncle Sam.

Sally: A sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck. Doubles as Lady Liberty.

Placard Girl: Throughout the play she reinforces the warnings of the Lecturer by holding large signs that clearly state the moral of what we've just seen. Doubles as Five-and-Dime Kid, Police Officer.

Ensemble: Mixed gender group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale.

For more information, call Troy Heard at 702-423-6366 or e-mail him at chattshakes@gmail.com

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