Evil Dead:The Musical

Auditions have been completed. Thanks for all who came!

Ghost Light Theater is excited to announce that it is holding auditions for its next show, Evil Dead: The Musical!

The show combines the fun, horror, and special effects of 'Evil Dead', 'Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn', and 'Army of Darkness,' except now with musical numbers!

With classics like "Look Who's Evil Now," "What the F#ck Was That?" and "All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons" played by members of Lich King, this show is sure to be a hit. Not to mention the joys of being completely drenched in stage blood by the end of the performance!

Performances will be Fri/Sat Oct 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 (Halloween Party!)

(Why auditions so early? We want auditions to be open to everyone, both college students and community members!)

Auditions are as follows:
April 27th 6-9pm Bangs Community Center, Amherst
April 28th 6-9pm Shea Theater, Turners Falls
May 1st, 6-9pm Bangs Community Center, Amherst (callback)

Please prepare a 1-2 minute song to audition. Selections from the show are encouraged. An accompanist may be at auditions. There will be a cold read. Wear comfortable clothing as movement and choreography will be part of the audition.

Rehearsals will start late August/early September.

ASH: Male, Early 20’s (Range: Baritone, C#3- Bb4)
An employee at S-Mart. On his one and only vacation all year. Optimistic about the cabin in the middle of the woods despite the obvious paranormal activity.

CHERYL: Female, Early 20’s (Range: Alto, G3-F#5)
Ash’s lonely sister. Decides to join the group to spend the weekend reading, sleeping, and baking. Scares easily. Perhaps the only person to sees the possessed cabin for what it is. The first to succumb to possession.

ANNIE: Female, Mid 20's (Alto, B3-A5)
Arrives home from Egypt after locating the Book of the Dead. On a mission to translate the book to save the world. All the men in her past have been killed by candarian demons. DOUBLES SHELLY, a random girl who Scott picked up drunk at a bar three days ago.

LINDA: Female, Early 20’s (Range: Soprano, A3-E5)
Also works at S-Mart and dating Ash. Never thought she would meet the man of her dreams at S-Mart. The voice of reason. Always concerned about the other people in the cabin, especially Cheryl.

SCOTT: Male, Early 20’s (Range: Tenor, D3-G4)
Doesn’t care about anyone other than himself, unless they can get him laid. Constantly demeaning. Makes fun of people for being scared of obviously creepy things (like talking trees). Blatant and straight to the point.

ED: Male, Mid 20's (Range: Bass, A2-F#4)
Deeply in love with Annie. Nothing special about him. Longs to be more than just an extra character within the musical. DOUBLES MOOSE, a possessed moose head on the wall of the cabin.

JAKE: Male, Mid 30's (Range: Baritone, G#2-F#4)
Good, old, and reliable. Seems to know far too much about the musical. Spends his time wandering the woods around the cabin.

FAKE SHEMP: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
This role is basically all of the small roles in the show - the severed hand, the headless body, etc. It is also optional, and if the director desires, these small roles can be divided up amongst the other actors in the show.

Some roles may not be doubled as written

We are always looking for talent behind the scenes as well! Stage crew, builders, electricians, painters, fund raisers etc are encouraged to contact us!