“Archie’s Weird Parody” is an unofficial Archie Comics and Riverdale musical parody adaptation by Neil Klein.
Jughead just realized that he is trapped in a doomed narrative, and that the killing of Jason Blossom is what starts Riverdale's descent into madness. So, with help from Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Cheryl, he adventures through the story to try to stop it. But with a guilty audience that is always watching, can anyone ever really escape?
With a rock musical theater score, Archie’s Weird Parody uses Archie characters to make audiences ponder questions of suburbia. How safe is suburbia for marginalized people? Are generational cycles escapable? What happens when we demand more?
Archie’s Weird Parody is created with love for these characters, and for everyone who has ever wondered what happens when the curtain falls.
Jack is more than excited to join the "Archie's Weird Parody" cast. As a lover of all things weird and whacky, Jack is thrilled to bring the part of Jughead to life. He is an actor and comedian from the San Francisco Bay Area with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Cal Poly SLO. Jack has taught acting, improv, and character analysis to students all over the central coast. He is also the Co-Creator and Director of Project HALO a sci-fi comedy audio-drama coming soon to Spotify. Since coming to NYC, Jack has acted in commercials, short films, and improv shows. When he's not performing on stage, he's likely hanging on the grid above the stage focusing a light. In his free time, Jack loves seeing theatre shows and exploring NYC.
Max “August” Raymond (he/him) is a trans actor-writer and NC State University graduate (B.A. Media Studies, Vocal Performance) based in NYC. Selected stage credits: The Member of the Wedding, Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde, Hay Fever, It Shoulda Been You. Film credits: "Possessive Nature," "Capricious Company," "The Hat Box." Recent projects also include Frailty, Thy Name, a virtual adaptation of Hamlet, for the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, in which he played a nonbinary Hamlet, and Burning Coal Theatre Company’s annual New Play Festival, KidsWrite. Literary Advisory Council, The PlayGround Experiment. @lovecorecowboy / maxraymond.org
Delaney Ager is an actor, singer and social media guru raised in Miami. She recently graduated from The Hartt School with her BFA in Musical Theatre in May of 2022 and is now based in NYC. Between her overachieving personality and traditionally girly style, Betty hits close to home and Delaney is thrilled to bring her to life.
Ariana Montoya is incredibly thrilled to be joining the Archie's Weird Parody team! She is a multi-hypenated artist (actor, singer, director and anything else she puts her mind to) from Elizabeth, NJ, currently working towards her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch. She grew up loving Veronica in the comics and is so excited to be getting the chance to bring Veronica to life!
As a recent St. Johns's University graduate, Jillian Doherty is very excited to be performing her first out of college show as Cheryl Blossom in Archie's Weird Parody. Jillian wants to thank her mom and friends for the constant support as she continues pursuing her passion. Big congrats to the cast and crew on this amazing show!
Jordan Lemus (she/her) is an actor originally from the Los Angeles area who now lives in New York City! She is currently studying drama at New York University and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Selected stage credits: Jo in “Little Women,” Esperanza in “Our Mango Street” (NYU/Playwrights Horizons). When she’s not acting, you’ll find her either facetiming her mom, stress baking, or watching a horror movie. She has seen every single episode of Riverdale that has ever aired. Congrats to this wonderful team and a big thank you to her family and friends <3 @jordanelemus
Discovering his love of acting in Musical Theatre with The Sound of Music and Annie, Connor continually searches for ways to tell unique stories. Training with the Atlantic Acting School in New York City this past summer, his top credits include A Time Travelers' Dilemma, which won several awards in various festivals for best sci-fi short, Welcome to Hope (a tv series), as well as just wrapping a 3 week run of Double Happiness in Chinatown. He can't wait to bring Archie's Weird Parody to life!
Max Harrison Vaupen is an actor, writer, and musician from Los Angeles. He graduated from NYU Tisch in May of 2021 with a BFA in Drama. Max is an avid piano player and lover of music and has started creating songs of his own. He hopes to release them on streaming platforms one day. At NYU, he studied staged acting with the Atlantic Acting School and film acting with Stonestreet Studios. Relevant stage credits include Shakespeare’s Romeo, Treat from Orphans, and Tom from Skylight.
Francisco Alegria is an on again off again actor, who has been in TV shows, Film, and Stage. Native New Yorker, he loves calling this city that never sleeps, home. As a lover of all things villainous, dramatic, and musical, he is thrilled to help bring Hiram to life in what he hopes to be a fun and energetic way. When he is not menacing troubled teens at Riverdale, Francisco works at the oh so amazing Hinge Dating App, recruiting engineering folks to become a part of the app that is designed to be deleted. He is truly excited to be one of the many talented cast members bringing this parody to Don’t Tell Mama…what a PERFECT CRIME!
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