THE PRODUCERS - Edmonds Driftwood Players Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 8, 2020
Audition Location: Edmonds, WA

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AUDITION NOTICE

The Producers

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

 

Original Direction and choreography by Susan Stroman

By special arrangement with StudioCanal

Based on the 1968 film

 

Director Dan Posluns

Music Director Josh Pulley

Choreographer Elizabeth Posluns

 

Audition Dates

Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and

Monday, January 27, 2020 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

 

Audition Location

The Wade James Theatre located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds.

 

Callbacks (By invitation only)

Saturday, February 1, 2020 between the hours of 1:00 and 8:00 pm.

 

Rehearsal Dates

February 10 – April 16, 2020.

Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and one weekend day TBD. Actors cast in the show may not be called to every rehearsal.

 

Performance Dates

April 17 – May 10, 2020 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm) for a total of 15 performances.

 

Synopsis

Holding the record for the most Tony Awards for a musical, The Producers is Mel Brooks’ groundbreaking and subversively dark comedy about two men attempting to pull off Broadway’s biggest con. When washed-up producer Max Bialystock finds out from fledgling accountant Leo Bloom that a Broadway flop can make more money than a hit with the right bookkeeping, the two set out to produce the worst play they can possibly find. Their search ultimately leads them to German loyalist Franz Liebkind and his tribute to the Nazi regime, Springtime for Hitler. Their frequently crass and crude adventure is forever immortalized in one of Broadway’s most brutally iconic spectacles.

 

Audition requirement

Song: Prepare 32 bars (no longer than a minute) of a song from a comedic, big-Broadway musical (think Guys and Dolls or How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) that shows your strongest vocal and character range. Don’t be afraid to make strong choices- the show is very spectacle-heavy, so be big!

Note for actors auditioning for Leo and Ulla: on top of this, please prepare 16 bars from a softer ballad in case we need to hear more.

Note – an accompanist is provided. Please bring in sheet music clearly marked. No recorded music please.

Monologue: prepare a monologue that is two minutes or less, and not from The Producers. Contemporary monologues are preferred. Comedic monologues are welcome but not required.

Dance: no dance at the initial audition, but both tap and jazz combinations will be taught at the callback for ensemble and most principal roles.

Headshot and Resume: please bring one copy of each.

 

Casting

The following character descriptions and breakdowns are obtained from the licensing agency for the play, and do not necessarily reflect how decisions will made in casting. Actors of all ethnicity, gender and identity are encouraged to audition. Age ranges are a guideline only; however, it is recommended that actors be 18 years of age or older if auditioning.

 

Max Bialystock (The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo.)

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Leo Bloom (An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max.)

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Franz Liebkind (German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender.)

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: F2

 

Rogers Debris (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.)

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 60

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G#2

 

Carmen Ghia (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.)

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-hallen Svaden-svanson (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.)

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Ensemble

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

 

Edmonds Driftwood Players is an inclusive community that is committed to providing opportunities for actors from culturally diverse backgrounds. We are not associated with AEA and do not participate in union contracts.

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