BABIRRA MUSIC THEATRE Inc.
Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. It ran for more than 6 years on Broadway and won an un-precedented 12 Tony Awards, a record that still stands today.
Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousey accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesises that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit.
Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock and Bloom that, against all odds, the show is a total hit!
With dozens of big and bit parts alike, no shortage of show-stopping musical numbers,
and Brooks’ signature humour keeping audiences in stitches, The Producers is definitely far from a flop.
Director: Karl McNamara
Musical Director: Vicki Quinn
Choreographer: Steve Rostron
Director’s Assistant: Bec Ginsberg
Highfield Rd Uniting church hall, Highfield Rd, Canterbury.
Wednesday 12 June, 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Monday 17 June, 8pm to 11pm
Thursday 20 June, 8pm to 11pm
Dance and Movement Audition (by invitation):
Sunday 23 June from 2pm
Please wear comfortable shoes and comfortable, close-fitting clothes.
Ladies and candidates for Leo – please bring tap shoes.
Monday 24 June from 8pm
Monday and Thursday evenings 8pm to 10:30pm and Sunday afternoons 1pm to 5pm.
First rehearsal: Sunday 30 June 2019 at 1pm.
Rehearsal venue is the Highfield Rd Uniting church hall, Highfield Rd, Canterbury.
Friday 11 to Saturday 19 October 2019 (8 performances)
At The Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading.
To book your audition, please send an email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Babirra Audition Line on 0433 846 856.
Further information, including audition requirements and character descriptions can be found on our website: www.babirra.org.au/html/audition.htm