Mel Brooks’ The Producers
Directed by Henry Avery, with choreography by Larry Aguilar and musical direction by William W. and HB Williams
Based on Mel Brooks’ classic film, this big Broadway musical sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a massive hit, winning a record 12 Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. 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 out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom are a lesson in broad comic construction. THE PRODUCERS takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”
**Auditions will be held at Albuquerque Little Theatre in the second-story rehearsal hall.
*Saturday, March 16, 2013
Individual Vocal Auditions, 1-4 pm, by appointment*
Group Dance Audition, 4-5 pm
*Sunday, March 17, 2013
Individual Vocal Auditions, 5-6:30 pm, by appointment*
Group Dance Audition, 6:30-7:30 pm
*Monday, March 18, 2013
Callbacks at 6:30 pm
*Vocal auditions: to schedule, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your preferred day and time. Please prepare 32 bars (measures) of a Broadway-style song, and bring sheet music with you (accompanist provided). Alternatively, you may bring an instrumental-only recorded track, along with your own playing device.
*Everyone will be asked to attend BOTH vocal AND dance auditions. There is no preparation necessary for the dance audition, but please dress appropriately in clothes that allow you to move freely.
*Performances of THE PRODUCERS will be May 23-June 16;
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, plus two Thursday performances on May 23 and June 6 at 8 pm. Everyone hoping to participate must be able to attend ALL performances.
*Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on Sunday, March 24 and will generally be Sun-Thurs evenings, subject to change at the director’s discretion.
Max Bialystock: 40s-50s, down-on-his-luck Broadway producer. Strong singer, must move well and have excellent comic timing
Leo Bloom: 30s-40s, mild-mannered accountant. Strong singer and dancer, must have excellent comic timing
Franz Liebkind: 30+, former Nazi, pigeon-keeper, and author of “Springtime For Hitler,” the worst play ever written. Singer/comedian who must move well and be able to pull off an exaggerated German accent
Roger DeBris: 30s-50s, flamboyantly gay theatrical director. Singer who moves well and has excellent comic timing
Carmen Ghia: late 20s-30s, flamboyantly gay, Roger DeBris’ “common-law assistant.” Singer who moves well and has excellent comic timing
Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen Hallen Svaden Swanson (Bloom): 20s-30s, stereotypical Swedish would-be showgirl. Tall, sexy singer and dancer with a strong belt
PLUS! A large ensemble that features many roles for a variety of types, including sexy showgirls. Lots of opportunities for everyone to shine as singer, dancer, actor or triple threat!!!
*AGES 16 AND UP ONLY, PLEASE.