May 232017
 

AUDITION CALL FOR
“The Producers”, Mel Brooks’ musical.

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AUDITIONS MUST BE REGISTERED
Download a detailed AUDITION PACK at www.savoyards.com.au/auditions for all information about audition requirements and instructions on how to register.
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INFORMATION SESSION:
Monday, 19 June @ 7:30pm
The Imperial Playhouse, Wynnum State High School, Peel Street, Manly Q 4179

AUDITIONS:
Friday, 23 – Monday 26 June
The Imperial Playhouse, Wynnum State High School, Peel Street, Manly Q 4179

AUDITIONS MUST BE REGISTERED
Download a detailed AUDITION PACK at www.savoyards.com.au/auditions for all information about audition requirements and instructions on how to register.

PERFORMANCES
23 Sept – 7 October 2017
8 performances
Iona Performing Arts Centre

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WHAT’S IT ABOUT:
Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS, once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humour. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve 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 (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 manoeuvre 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.

With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender”!

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Director – Gabriella Flowers
Choreographer – Hannah Crowther
Musical Director – Mark Beilby

CHARACTER DETAILS:
MAX BIALYSTOCK (Male)
Character Notes: The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo. Flair for comedy.
Stage Age: 30+
Vocal range: Bari/Tenor – A2-F#4
Special requirements: Able to move/handle simple choreography. New York/Brooklyn accent.

LEO BLOOM (Male)
Character Notes: An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max.
Stage Age: 25+
Vocal range: Bari/Tenor – A2-F4
Special requirements: Some dance training an advantage. Standard American accent.

FRANZ LIEBKIND (Male)
Character Notes: German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender.
Stage age: 25+
Vocal range: Bari/Tenor – F2-G4
Special requirements: Stereotypical German accent. Able to learn choreography an advantage.

ROGER DE BRIS (Male)
Character notes: 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.
Stage Age: 30+
Vocal range: Baritone – G#2-G4
Special requirements: Standard American accent. Simple movement abilities.

CARMEN GHIA (Male)
Character notes: 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.
Stage Age: 18+
Vocal range: Tenor – C3-A4
Special requirements: General American accent. Dance training an advantage.

ULLA (Female) – Must also attend separate ‘Ulla’ Dance Call
Character notes: A young and hopeful Swedish actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways.
Stage Age: 20 – 30 years
Vocal range: Mezzo/Soprano – A3-F5. Broadway belt.
Special requirements: Strong dance ability. Over the top Swedish accent.

ENSEMBLE (MALE AND FEMALE) GROUP AUDITION
Vocal range: All vocal ranges required
Dance: Ability to move.
Details: The many and varied characters within the show will be chosen from the ensemble: Accountants; Bavarian Peasants; Convicts; First Nighters; Little Old Ladies; Chorus Girls, Storm Troopers; Girl Prisoners; Usherettes, and more.

INFORMATION SESSION:
Monday, 19 June @ 7:30pm
The Imperial Playhouse, Wynnum State High School, Peel Street, Manly Q 4179

AUDITIONS:
Friday, 23 – Monday 26 June
The Imperial Playhouse, Wynnum State High School, Peel Street, Manly Q 4179

AUDITIONS MUST BE REGISTERED
Download a detailed AUDITION PACK at www.savoyards.com.au/auditions for all information about audition requirements and instructions on how to register.

Type of production
Musical

Company Name and Suburb
Savoyards Brisbane (Wynnum)

State
Queensland