Moraine Valley Community College is hosting open auditions for the Academic Theater Department’s fall production of “Reefer Madness” by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney. Auditions will be Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. Callbacks will be on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

For the audition, prepare a short monologue and up-tempo song. Dress comfortably for the movement audition. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script, movement and some singing from the score. People of all ethnicities, ages and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to audition. Students may get college credit if they are cast.

Sign up to audition in advance in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, Room F150, or contact Dr. Craig Rosen, professor of Theater and coordinator of the Academic Theater Program, at (708) 974-5432 or

Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.

Rehearsals will begin in mid-September, and the show will be performed on the weekends Nov. 6 to 15. For more information, contact Dr. Rosen.

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