August 5, 2015

Auditions for THE PRODUCERS on August 15th & 16th at The Barn!



Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Book by Thomas Meehan

Directed by Jason R. Smith
Musical Direction by Paul Morel
Choreography by Melia Stockham

August 15th from Noon to 4pm
August 16th from 2pm – 4pm
At St. Pius Church
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS

Auditions will be an open call both days, and will consist of singing a prepared 32 bar selection of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.

Please Provide: Sheet Music…no CDs & NO ACAPPELLA auditions
Headshot/Resume (if available)

Invited Callbacks will be held on…Saturday, August 23rd from Noon – 5:00pm. Please be prepared to read scenes and sing songs from the show (sides will be provided). Also, please dress appropriately to dance at callbacks. If you are auditioning, please make sure to clear your schedule that afternoon, as callbacks are critical to putting together the strongest ensemble for this ensemble piece.

Rehearsals will begin on September 21st. The typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 – 10pm. bConflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be kept to an absolute minimum during the rehearsal process (There is the possibility of afternoon rehearsals on Sundays, so please include Sunday afternoon conflicts). No conflicts will be accepted during dress / tech week (11/1 – 11/5)

November 6th – 22nd, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Industry Night is Monday, November 16th.

All performances take place at…
The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway in Mission, KS

SYNOPSIS: 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 humor. 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 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 con
struction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

We are looking for a multi-racial, high-energy cast of performers.

Max Bialystock – male, bari-tenor, 40 to 60
A fearless showman is required with excellent singing, acting, movement and comedic skills.
He's described as selfish and greedy – a man who is only interested in making money. Max's fiery and sarcastic nature can be very intimidating; however, he is also charming and nearly irresistible. He knows how to get what he wants.

Leo Bloom – male, tenor, 27 to 36
Must be a strong song and dance man with excellent comedic skills.
Leo Bloom is a mousey, nervous and fearful accountant, prone to panic attacks and who keeps a security blanket to calm himself. However, he dreams of bigger things, especially in show biz. A follower that possesses hidden ambitions.

Ulla – female, belt, 20 to 40
A strong singer/actress with excellent comedic skills is required. A good belt essential.
Ulla introduces herself as a Swedish actress looking for a part in Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom's production Springtime for Hitler. She is a stereotypical Swedish woman: tall and beautiful with blonde hair. She's uninhibited and very industrious.

Franz Liebkind – male, baritone, 30 to 50
Strong comic singer/actor required. Must have good German accent.
Franz Liebkind (whose name in English means "Frank Lovechild") is a former Nazi who has penned an admiring musical tribute to Adolf Hitler, titled Springtime for Hitler. Max and Leo purchase and produce this "worst play ever written" as part of a plot to defraud investors by overselling and staging a sure-fire flop.

Roger de Bris – male, baritone, 40 to 60
Strong singer/actor with excellent comedic skills.
Roger Elizabeth De Bris is a gay theatre director, described by Max Bialystock as the worst director to have ever lived. He lives with his over-the-top flamboyant partner Carmen Ghia and his production crew in a gayer than gay Upper East Side town house in New York. He's chosen by Bialystock to direct Springtime for Hitler to ensure that it will flop.

Carmen Ghia – male, tenor, 25 to 40
Strong singer/actor with excellent comedic skills.
Carmen Ghia is Roger De Bris' "common-law assistant". They are both gay and they love to flounce around their Upper East Side town house. Carmen possesses lots of attitude, but is completely devoted to Roger and his career.

The Ensemble
Excellent singer/dancer/actors
The large ensemble will play a variety of roles, many of them with lines, including Roger's staff, Usherettes, Theatre patrons, Stormtroppers (who tap), old ladies with walkers and many more roles.

For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of
The Barn Players, at

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.

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