Audition Notice: The Producers

Produced by Special Arrangement with: Music Theatre International

Author(s):
BOOK    Thomas Meehan, Mel Brooks
MUSIC    Mel Brooks
Based on the movie

Director: Rick Steinberg
Producers: Priscilla Losey, Rita McCaffrey
Choreographer: Miriam Durrie-Kirsch
Music Director: Michael Kronenberg

Audition Dates & Times: 

7:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday 12/28, Sunday 12/29, and Monday 12/30; callbacks (TBD)

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Performance Dates: 

March 6 - March 29, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm, one Thursday performance on March 12 at 8:00 pm, Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm on March 21 and 28.

Audition Requirements: 

DUE TO SUBJECT MATTER NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL BE CAST.  Because of the timing of auditions, video clips will be accepted.

VOCAL: Prepare at least 16 bars of a standard musical theatre song that demonstrates your vocal range and ability. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Alternatively, you may use a recorded accompaniment (with no vocals). Please do not sing a selection from this show.
DANCE: Please bring/wear appropriate clothing and footwear for choreography. A tap dance audition will also be held during auditions for roles where this skill is preferred. This is a tap heavy show although not all dancers will be required to tap.
READINGS: Sides will be provided.
Open call audition; no appointment necessary. No roles have been precast. Non-Equity; no pay.

Rehearsal Schedule: 

Weeknights and some weekend days starting IMMEDIATELY in January.

Plot Summary: 

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

For More Information: 

Priscilla Losey, producer, at pcillalosey@gmail.com

Character Breakdown: 

Max Bialystock - Gender: Male    Age: 40 to 55    Vocal range top: F#4
The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo.

Leo Bloom - Gender: Male    Age: 35 to 45    Vocal range top: F4
An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max.

Franz Liebkind - Gender: Male    Age: 35 to 55    Vocal range top: G4
German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender.

Rogers Debris - Gender: Male    Age: 50 to 60    Vocal range top: G4
New York's most famous and flamboyant stage director. Surrounds himself with deliciously beautiful clothing, people, and possessions. In a crowd, it would be impossible to miss him.

Carmen Ghia - Gender: Male    Age: 25 to 35    Vocal range top: A4
Roger Debris' faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons.

Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-hallen Svaden-svanson -
Gender: Female    Age: 20 to 30    Vocal range top: G5
A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways.

Ensemble
Accountants; Bavarian Peasants; Convicts; First Nighters; Little Old Ladies; Storm Troopers; Chorus Girls; Girl Prisoners; Usherettes