Auditions!


AUDITION NOTICE

Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, will be having open auditions for the Mel Brooks musical, The Producers, on Sunday, June 21 and Monday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.  Callbacks by invitation will be held on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The show dates are September 11 – 27, 2015.  All shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

The show will be directed by Tom Frascatore, with musical direction by Rory Chalcraft and choreography by Shona Roebuck.

Please prepare 16 bars of an uptempo song that is similar to the style of the show. You may not use a song from The Producers.  Your sheet music must be in the correct key, clearly marked, and easy to read. No a capella. An accompanist will be provided.

Character Breakdown:

MAX BIALYSTOCK The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo. Male, 40-60 yrs old.  Stocky but amazingly energetic. Range: A2 – F#4

LEO BLOOM An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max. Male, 25-40 yrs old.  MUST be a dancer and have at least some ability to Tap. Range: A2 – F4

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. Male, 40-60 yrs old Range: G#2 – G4

FRANZ LIEBKIND German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender. Male, 35-60 yrs old Range: F2 – G4

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. Male, 25-35 yrs old. Range: C3 – A4

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. Female, 25-35 yrs old.  MUST be dancer and able to belt (move the theater back wall belt) Looking for Tall* (*or Tall with heels–And must be able to move in them) Range: A3 – G5

ENSEMBLE Approx. (15-20–all ages)  Onstage in various guises for most of the show playing:  ACCOUNTANTS; BAVARIAN PEASANTS; CONVICTS; FIRST NIGHTERS; LITTLE OLD LADIES; STORM TROOPERS; CHORUS GIRLS; GIRL PRISONERS; USHERS.

Be prepared for short dance audition. Wear comfortable clothes and dance shoes for dance audition. Please bring your calendars. Weekday evening and weekend conflicts for entire rehearsal period will be requested.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in July and run throughout the summer.

Playhouse 22 is a non-profit, community theater troupe.  No paid stipends will be available.

Questions can be emailed to producers@playhouse22.org or by calling (732) 254-3939.  For more information about Playhouse 22, please visit www.Playhouse22.org.

Please watch this space for upcoming auditions for our 2015-2016 season!