This is a reminder about auditions for Head the Musical at Beowulf Alley Theatre Company this weekend. This hilarious pop/rock adaptation of the classic 'B' horror movie The Brain that Wouldn't Die is currently nominated for 3 LA Weekly Awards and is returning home to Arizona for a joint production between Beowulf Alley and the creators of the musical. Rehearsals run through April and Head opens May 6th. See below for audition details. (Special Note: we need a drag queen with great comic presence!)
March 19 and 20th (Saturday and Sunday), 2-5pm. Callbacks that same Sunday, 6:30-9:30 pm, and possibly the following Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and to let us know you plan to audition.
WHAT TO PREPARE
For your audition, please prepare a song to sing a capella. There will be a keyboard for you to get your starting pitch. Your audition may also include a cold read and/or some simple improv. Callbacks will include more reads and a song from the show, which we will provide you before the audition (so it is important that you RSVP to email@example.com).
Dr. Bill Cortner has been conducting illegal experiments with human transplants when his girlfriend Jan is decapitated in a car wreck. Death be damned, Bill keeps Jan's head alive on a table using a special serum and goes out in search of a new body. Meanwhile, Jan becomes a blood-thirsty witch and develops psychic powers that put her in contact with one of Bill's earlier experiments, a "hideous" creature locked in the laboratory closet! While Bill hunts for a woman with primo T and A to replace Jan's body, the two freaks in the lab plot their revenge on the overweening doctor! Head the Musical! is an ‘R’-rated pop/rock adaptation of the classic 1960’s sexploitation/horror film, The Brain that Wouldn’t Die. Crass, crude, and thoroughly hilarious, Head is currently nominated for three LA Weekly Awards for its recent 5-month run at the Met Theatre in Hollywood, where it will be re-opening on a larger stage in October. Head the Musical draws favorable comparisons to The Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and Evil Dead: the Musical. This Tucson premiere is a joint production between Beowulf Alley and the creators of the musical, and it will feature brand-new material. Rehearsals run through April and the show opens May 6th.
Bill Cortner: A medical doctor. Faustian genius, seducer, misogynist, egomaniac, predator, old-school Marcello Mastroianni-style smooth operator. He is hunting for a new body to fix his broken trophy wife. -- Baritone.
Jan: Bill’s young, naïve, sexually curious fiancée becomes a revenge-driven, blood- thirsty, telepathic harpy from hell when Bill keeps her severed head alive against her will! -- Pop Soprano / Belter.
Kurt: Bill’s lab assistant. His mangled arm is the result of one of Bill’s failed experiments. – Tenor, or Baritone with strong falcetto.
Creature: A Frankenstein creation assembled from the limbs of amputees. He is kept locked in the closet because he is supposedly hideous, but in fact he is quite good-looking and radiantly charismatic. -- Rock tenor.
Jeannie: A college friend of Bill’s. Smart, sophisticated, liberal, independent, and self-assured, she practices “sex positive” feminism to the point of raging nymphomania! -- Pop mezzo soprano or alto.
Detectives: A couple of hardboiled detectives.
(The Following Roles May Be Doubled)
Dr. Cortner Sr.: Bill’s domineering, moralizing father.
Seductra: A burlesque performer past her prime still competing with her younger rivals for the attention of men. Played in flamboyant drag. -- Tenor
Bambi: A foul-mouthed stripper and Seductra’s younger rival.
Donna: A friend of Jeannie’s. Also a nymphomaniac.
Doris: A tragic, reclusive figure model who shuts out society because of a tiny scar on her cheek. She distrusts all men due to an abusive ex-boyfriend. – Pop mezzo soprano.
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