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The Producers

Post Date: Nov 2, 2017

THE PRODUCERS

Director:  Keith Baker

Musical Director: Douglass Lutz

Choreographer: Stephen Casey

 

1st Rehearsal:  February 13, 2018

Opens:  March 6, 2018

Closes:  April 1, 2018

 

Max Bialystock – You must “blow us away” at auditions.  Max is an over-the-top, high-energy, Professor Harold Hill/Tevye-type.  Once known as the King of Broadway, he’s become a producer of Broadway flops.  He raises money for his shows by romancing wealthy little old ladies.  Should appear to be late 40’s/early 50’s…..stocky, but has to be able to move around a lot.  Always has an answer, always has a plan.  A quick-talker, but you don’t miss a word he says…Perhaps one of the best roles ever written for a comic lead.  Vocal Range – Bari-Tenor

Dance – Moderate.  Must be able to move and have good stamina.

 

Leopold Bloom – A lovable nerd that can sing, dance and act.  He is a meek (and wimpy at times,) law-abiding and courteous accountant….believes he should do everything by the book.  Has always dreamed of being a Broadway producer.  An absolute contrast to Max, character-wise and physically.  Should appear to be in his 30’s, tallish, slender, neat and clean.  Vocal Range – Bari-Tenor.  Dance- Moderate-Heavy. Tap experience would be great. Big ballroom dance with Ulla.

 

Franz Liebkind – Yikes!  Franz is a German nazi who now resides in New York and has written the play, “Springtime for Hitler” a tribute to his hero.  This is the play that Max hopes to produce that will be a sure-fire flop.  When we first meet Franz, he is seen wearing lederhosen, army boots and an army helmet while singing to his collection of singing carrier pigeons.  He is a nut!  Franz must be able to do a German accent that we can understand clearly.  Can appear to be in his 30’s-40’s.  Vocal Range – Baritone.  Dance- Light-Moderate. More character dancing than anything else.

 

Roger DeBris – The over-the-top flamboyant director that Max has chosen to direct Springtime for Hitler (he’s looking for the worst director to create the biggest flop.) When we first meet Roger, he is wearing a silverish gown that he’ll be wearing to a costume ball (he’s going as the Grand Duchess, Anastasia).  He at first declines to direct the show because it’s too serious, but eventually agrees, providing they can “Keep It Gay” (he wants to rewrite the play so that Hitler wins and it has a happy ending…!)  Roger should appear to be late 30’s/early 40’s.  Must show over-the-top stereotypical flamboyant director traits.  Vocal Range – Tenor.  Dance-  Light – Moderate

 

Carmen Ghia – This is Roger’s common-law assistant….and is as flamboyant as Roger… Together, he and Roger make for an hysterical couple, arguing cattily yet exchanging winks from time to time.  Carmen should appear to be about the same age as Roger, perhaps a bit smaller in stature than Roger.  Vocal Range – Second Tenor. Dance- Moderate.

 

Ulla – A knock-out, sexy, tall blonde Swedish woman.  (we can work on the blonde…might have to make concessions for the tall…but MUST be sexy) Must be able to read with a stereotypical Swedish accent…She comes to audition for the show, Max & Leo hire her as a receptionist/secretary, though her limited English allows her to say little more than “Bialystock and Bloom..”  Her song, “When You Got It, Flaunt It’ characterizes her quite nicely!  Vocal Range – Second Soprano.  Dance- Moderate-Heavy. Has a dance solo (If you can do splits that would be great) Big ballroom number with Leo.

 

Hold Me Touch Me – one of the many old ladies who help finance Max’s creations.  She has a very funny scene with him in his office.  She needs to be able to look and sound as if she’s 75-80 years old…great character part.

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How to Apply

Email david@brtstage.org for an audition slot.  Auditions willbe held November 20 and 21, 2017 at BRT Rehearsal Studio.