Murdered by Horror Team Page

WELCOME TO THE MURDERED BY HORROR TEAM PAGE!

“Murdered by Horror” will be a musical parody of 1980s horror movies with 1980s music.

There will will have a minimum of three performances

  • Friday, August 23 at 7pm
  • Saturday, August 24 at 3pm
  • Sunday, August 25 at 3pm

If tickets sell well, we may add a fourth performance either Saturday early evening or Sunday evening.

This page will have all of the important music, script, schedule, and more.  READ IT!

SAVANNAH CABARET GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • We will always strive to create a positive, friendly, supportive, and fun environment.
    • We are not getting rich, going to Broadway, or winning any awards for these shows so if we can’t have fun, why are we doing it?
  • We adhere to a strict “no assholes” policy.
    • The only drama we want is the one we’re putting on the stage.
  • We will always be on time for rehearsal, meetings, and shows.
    • Being late is not only detrimental to the production, it’s inconsiderate of your fellow cast members and crew who did what they needed to do to be on time.
  • We will always come prepared.
    • The small amount of time we have to rehearse together must be supplemented by your own work on your own time working on your lines, lyrics, songs, and characters.
  • We will pitch in to help wherever it is needed.
    • Everyone does everything including promoting the show since the more butts in seats, the more most cast and crew gets paid.

SCRIPT

First Draft PDF.

How It Works:

  • At intermission, the audience will vote on who they want to be the Killer, who they want to be the Survivor, and on how they want the victims to die.
  • Unlike past years, the monologues and songs in Act 2 are the same regardless of whether the character lives or dies.  The only difference is the murder weapon with which they are killed and whether or not they are die on stage or off.
  • However, the order of the scenes will change, with the Survivor’s monologue and scene moving to the end after everyone else has been killed.
  • The Survivor and the Killer then have a scene and song (megamix) that EVERYONE has to learn

 

MUSIC

Music files will be coming soon, but for now here’s a Spotify Playlist of all the songs.

ACT ONE

  • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk 1980s Megamix (Ensemble)
    • includes as many of these songs as I can fit in to a 6-ish minute mix
    • Vacation by The Go-Gos
    • Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
    • Kids in America by Kim Wilde
    • Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles
    • I’m So Excited by The Pointer Sisters
    • Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung
    • All Night Long by Lionel Richie
    • Love Shack by The B-52s
  • Sweet Dreams Are Made of This by Eurythmics (Annie)
  • I Want Your Sex by George Michael (Steve)
  • Janet Jackson Medley (Nancy)
    • Control
    • Miss You Much
    • Pleasure Principal
    • What Have You Done for Me Lately?
    • Escapade
  • Blockbuster Commercial (Gloria by Laura Branigan Parody) (Joey/Ted and Heather/Pamela)
  • She Bop by Cyndi Lauper (Cindy)
  • She’s a Beauty by The Tubes (Burt)
  • In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins (Marcie)
  • 976-B-U-T-T Commercial (867-5309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone Parody) (Amber/Annie and Ashley/Nancy)
  • I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis & the News
  • Sheila/Chaka Mashup (Pamela)
    • Glamorous Life by Sheila E.
    • I Feel for You by Chaka Khan
  • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
    • includes as many of these songs as I can fit in to a 6-ish minute mix
    • I Ran (So Far Away) by Flock of Seagulls
    • Cruel Summer by Bananarama
    • Who Can It Be Now? by Men at Work
    • Maniac by Michael Sembello
    • Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo
    • What Have I Done to Deserve This? by Pet Shop Boys
    • Don’t Stand So Close to Me by The Police
    • I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany
    • Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell

ACT TWO

  • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
  • Every Breath You Take by The Police (Burt)
  •  Duran Duran Megamix (Steve)
    • Hungry Like the Wolf
    • Rio
    • View to a Kill
    • The Reflex
    • Is There Something I Should Know?
  • Life Alert Commercial (Saving All My Love for You by Whitney Houston Parody) (Martha/Marcie and Ruth/Cindy)
  • Maneater by Hall & Oates (Annie)
  • Alone by Heart (Nancy)
  • Let’s Get Out of Here Mashup (Marcie)
    • Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin
    • Pink Cadillac by Natalie Cole
  • Bust a Move by Young MC (The Whore)
  • Just Say No To Drugs PSA (Tainted Love by Soft Cell Parody) (Joey/Burt and Reggie/Steve)
  • Culture Club Megamix (Ted)
    • Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
    • Miss Me Blind
    • Karma Chameleon
    • I’ll Tumble 4Ya
    • Church of the Poison Mind OR It’s a Miracle
  • Like a Virgin by Madonna (Cindy)
  • Dare Me by The Pointer Sisters (Pamela)
  • Killer/Survivor Megamix (Everone Learns This)
    • Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
    • Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
    • Stand Back by Stevie Nicks
    • Obesssion by Animotion
    • I’m Still Standing by Elton John
    • Hurts So Good by John Mellencamp
    • Bad by Michael Jackson
    • Human Nature by Michael Jackson
    • King of Pain by The Police
  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

THE CHARACTERS AND THE SONGS THEY SING

NOTE: Songs are not finalized yet and I’m open to suggestion for changes.

Annie, the Slutty Cheerleader

  • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk Megamix (Ensemble)
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics (Solo)
  • 976-B-U-T-T Commercial  (867-5309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone Parody) (As Amber with Ashley/Nancy)
  • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
  • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
  • Maneater by Hall & Oates (Solo)
  • Killer/Survivor Megamix (as Killer or Survivor)
  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

Steve, the Horny Jock

  • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk Megamix (Ensemble)
  • I Want Your Sex by George Michael (Solo)
  • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
  • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
  • Duran Duran Megamix (Solo)
  • Just Say No to Drugs PSA (Soft Cell by Tainted Love Parody) (As Reggie with Joey/Burt)
  • Killer/Survivor Megamix (as Killer or Survivor)
  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

Cindy, the Religious Virgin

  • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk Megamix (Ensemble)
  • She Bop by Cyndi Lauper (Solo)
  • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
  • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
  • Life Alert Commercial (Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston Parody) (As Ruth with Martha/Marcie)
  • Like a Virgin by Madonna (Solo)
  • Killer/Survivor Megamix (as Killer or Survivor)
  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

Marcie, the Smart Girl Nobody Listens To

  • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk Megamix (Ensemble)
  • In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins (Solo)
  • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
  • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
  • Life Alert Commercial (Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston Parody) (As Mattha with Ruth/Cindy)
  • Let’s Get Out of Here Mashup (Solo)
  • Killer/Survivor Megamix (as Killer or Survivor)
  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

Burt, the Creepy Groundskeeper

  • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk Megamix (Ensemble)
  • She’s a Beauty by The Tubes (Solo)
  • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
  • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
  • Every Breath You Take by The Police (Solo)
  • Just Say No to Drugs PSA (Soft Cell by Tainted Love Parody) (As Joey with Reggie/Steve)
  • Killer/Survivor Megamix (as Killer or Survivor)
  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

          Nancy, the Hysterical Control Freak

          • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk Megamix (Ensemble)
          • Janet Jackson Medley (Solo)
          • 976-B-U-T-T Commercial (Saving All My Love for You by Whitney Houston Parody) (as Ashley with Amber/Annie)
          • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
          • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
          • Alone by Heart (Solo)
          • Killer/Survivor Megamix (as Killer or Survivor)
          • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

          Ted, the Sensitive Stoner

          • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk Megamix (Ensemble)
          • Blockbuster Commercial (Gloria by Laura Branigan Parody) (as Joey with Heather/Pamela)
          • I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis & the News (Solo)
          • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
          • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
          • Culture Club Medley (Solo)
          • Killer/Survivor Megamix (as Killer or Survivor)
          • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

          Pamela, the Pretty Idiot

          • Welcome to Camp Winimungkuk Megamix (Ensemble)
          • Blockbuster Commercial (Gloria by Laura Branigan Parody) (as Heather with Joey/Ted)
          • Sheila/Chaka Mashup (Solo)
          • 1980s Horror Movie Megamix (Ensemble)
          • We Are the Stabbed (We Are the World Parody) (Ensemble)
          • Dare Me by The Pointer Sisters (Solo)
          • Killer/Survivor Megamix (as Killer or Survivor)
          • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

              The Whore

              • Bust a Move by Young MC (Solo)
              • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (Ensemble)

                CREATIVE TEAM AND CREW POSITIONS

                • Director – Rick Garman
                • Stage Manager – Position Open
                • Set Design/Construction Lead – Position Open
                • Lighting Design – Position Open
                • Sound Operator – Position Open
                • Light Operator – Position Open
                • Spotlight Operator – Position Open
                • Photographer -Travis Spangenburg
                • Sponsorship & Marketing – Position Open

                PAY AND BONUS

                All cast and crew will be paid as follows

                • All Cast – $75 per show ($225 if we do 3 shows, $300 if we do 4 shows) – Bonus Eligible
                • Stage Manager – $50 per show ($150 or $200) – Bonus Eligible
                • Set Design/Crew Chief – $150 flat fee
                • Lighting Design – $100 flat fee
                • Sound Operator – $40 per show ($120 or $160) – Bonus Eligible
                • Light Operator – $40 per show ($120 or $160) – Bonus Eligible
                • Spotlight Operator – $40 pers how ($120 or $160) – Bonus Eligible
                • Photographer – $100 flat fee
                • Marketing – 10% of sponsorships

                All cast members and crew as noted above are eligible for being included in the show bonus pool.

                IF the show makes a profit, all net profits from tickets sales only will be divided equally amongst the cast and crew participants in the pool (estimated to be 14 people).

                For illustrative purposes only:

                • Gross Profits: $12,000
                • Expenses: $6,000
                • Net Profits: $6,000
                • 50% of Net: $3,000
                • 50% of Net Divided by 14 participants: $214 each

                Total compensation is therefore dependent on ticket sales, but paid cast and crew members will receive their base pay even if the show loses money.

                SCHEDULE (subject to change)
                Note: 
                some things like costume fittings and set build will be added based on availability of needed cast and crew

                 

                Date Time Goal Required Conflicts/Notes
                Sunday, July 7 EOD Script Complete/Songs Selected
                Monday, July 8 Casting Submissions Open
                Monday, July 22 EOD Casting Submissions Closed
                Friday, July 26 EOD Casting Announced
                Tuesday, July 30 –
                Saturday, August 10
                Various 1:1 Rehearsals
                Every cast member will be required to do 2, 1-hour sessions to work their solos (may be back to back)
                All Cast
                Sunday, August 11 6-9pm Cast Table Read/Dinner All Cast
                All Crew
                Tuesday, August 13 7-10pm Group Numbers/Scenes (Choreo, Staging, Vocals, Blocking) All Cast
                Wednesday, August 14 7-9pm Killer and Survivor Songs  All Cast
                Saturday, August 17 2-6pm Full Run Through On Book All Cast
                Sunday, August 18 2-6pm Full Run Through On Book/Tech Development All Cast
                All Crew
                NO CONFLICTS
                Monday, August 19 7-10pm Full Run Through On Book All Cast
                All Crew
                NO CONFLICTS
                Tuesday, August 20 7-10pm Full Run Through Off Book/Tech/Dress (no makeup) All Cast
                All Crew
                NO CONFLICTS
                Wednesday, August 21 7-10pm

                Full Run Through Off Book/Tech/Dress/Makeup

                Photos will be taken this evening

                All Cast
                All Crew
                NO CONFLICTS
                Thursday, August 22 5-8pm Final Dress/Tech All Cast
                All Crew
                NO CONFLICTS
                Friday, August 23 5-10pm Performance – Call 5pm/Curtain 7pm All Cast
                All Tech Crew
                NO CONFLICTS
                Saturday, August 24 1-6pm Performance – Call 1pm/Curtain 3pm All Cast
                All Tech Crew
                NO CONFLICTS
                Sunday, August 25 1-6pm Performance – Call 1pm/Curtain 3pm All Cast
                All Tech Crew
                NO CONFLICTS
                NOTE:  If ticket sales warrant we will add another performance either Saturday early evening or Sunday evening

                 

                CAST & CREW SUBMISSION FORM

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                CONTACT

                  Rick Garman

                  info@savannahcabaret.com