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Auditions: The Producers
January 14 @ 1:00 pm - January 15 @ 6:30 pm
Auditions – The Producers
The Producers the Musical Audition Dates:
Sunday, January 14 at 1pm
Monday, January 15 at 6:30pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30pm
Waterville Opera House Dance Studio, 93 Main Street, Third Floor
The Producers the Musical Performance Dates:
April 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
April 8 and 15 at 2:00pm
MAX BIALYSTOCK (Late-30s to mid-50s) The consummate Con Man – a Broadway producer who has fallen from grace. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and deviousness. He either intimidates others with sarcasm and a fiery temper or placates them with seductive or confusing “mile a minute” wordplay. Although far from athletic looking, he is a pure ball of energy from the moment the curtain goes up until he takes his final bow. He is the kind of person you would hate to meet in real life, but love to watch on stage. Definitive triple threat.
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2
LEO BLOOM (Mid-20s to early-40s) A mousy, nervous, and generally pathetic accountant who wants to be a Broadway producer. Lovably boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Introducing him to anyone and anything new or unusual sends him into a full-blown panic attack. He’s the underdog of the show we all root for. If you look beyond his wretched demeanor and lack of presence, he’s actually kind of good-looking. Strong dance skill required. Tap dance experience preferred.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
ULLA (ULLA INGA HANSEN BENSON YONSEN TALLEN-HALLEN SVADEN-SVANSON
Mid-20s to late-30s) A Swedish actor hoping to make her big break. She is strikingly tall, conventionally beautiful, and unapologetically sexual. She speaks with a distinct Swedish accent, which occasionally affects her ability to communicate with others, but she is not stupid. She knows exactly what she wants and she is going to get it. She is frank in her discussion of sexuality, but she is not perverse. She’s European. Strong tap dancing skills required. NOTE: MUST HAVE A STRONG BELT.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3.
FRANZ LIEBKIND (30-40s +) An unrepentant Nazi/sensitive playwright and active member of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II. While that is a pretty terrible character trait, it is doubtful he was allowed to participate in anything important, or that he had the intellectual prowess to fully understand anything beyond the basic jingoism of the movement. He has an absurd romantic view of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler, which forms the basis for his stage play Springtime for Hitler. It’s hard to take him seriously, a fact which is completely lost on him. Others regard him as unstable and dangerous, but it has a lot more to do with his being a loon than with his being a Nazi. BARITONE/BASS. German accent required.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: F2
ROGER DE BRIS (late-20s to mid-50s) The most flamboyant and worst working director in New York. Everything about him is over the top . He doesn’t’ stand out in a crowd because he IS the crowd. As a narcissist, he’s proud of everything he does. The comedy of playing Roger doesn’t come from his sexuality, but rather from his ludicrousness. Although his career path has led him down the road of directing, he subconsciously longs for the spotlight and drama of being the leading lady. He has absolutely no idea how ridiculous he is. Strong tap dancing skills required.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G#2
CARMEN GHIA (late-20s to mid-40s) Roger’s significant other. In addition to being Roger’s partner, he is also his personal assistant. He is prissy, caustic, squeaky, effervescent and just as bizarre as Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons. The two of them have a tumultuous relationship made up of equal parts Bugs & Daffy, George & Martha, and Laverne & Shirley.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
ENSEMBLE (8-10 women and 6-8 men) All members of the ensemble will play multiple roles, including but not limited to: accountants, ushers, Nazis, old ladies, prisoners, police officers and Broadway actors/dancers. Several members of the ensemble will perform in drag. There are roles available for actors of any gender and race. Strong singing and dancing skills required. Tap dancing experience preferred. All ensemble members must be 16 years old before June 1, 2017.
FEMALE CHORUS (Plays 7 Singing/Dancing Characters) A few roles below:
BAG LADY CHORUS GIRL SHUBERT CAST MEMBER#7 (Rejected)
SHIRLEY SINGING HITLER
FOLLIES GIRL (VALKYRIE) FOLLIES GIRL (PRETZEL)
FOLLIES GIRL IN BATTLESHIP NUN #1 (speaking)
SWASTIKA STORM TROOPER #7 GLITZY CONVICT GIRL
HOOKER NUN #1 (DIALOG)
CHORUS GIRL LITTLE OLD LADY
SINGING HITLER BAVARIAN CHORUS
TAP DANCING STORM TROOPER COURT STENOGRAPHER
GLITZY CONVICT GIRL
MALE CHORUS (Plays 12 Singing/Dancing Characters) A few roles below
BUM ACCOUNTANT #1, #4
VILLAGE PEOPLE COP/INDIAN LITTLE OLD LADY #2,#4
SINGING HITLER #2 BAVARIAN CHORUS
DONALD (DIALOG) SWASTIKA STORM TROOPER (#1, #4)
ROLF (STORM TROOPER) (DIALOG) MEL (STORM TROOPER) (DIALOG)
TICKET TAKER (DIALOG) OFFICER O’RILEY (DIALOG)
BLIND VIOLINIST (DIALOG) MARKS (DIALOG)
POLICE SERGEANT (DIALOG) CHURCHILL
PRISON TRUSTEE (DIALOG) CONVICT #5
NAZI SOLOIST (early-20s to early-40s) A good-looking Nazi soldier who sings the main theme song from Springtime for Hitler. He looks like a formal army officer, but he has charisma and strong stage presence.
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