Join us for our Fall Main Stage Production of The Producers!|
(cast members under the age of 17 must have permission slip signed by parent or guardian to participate.)
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.
June 23 - June 30, 2014 & July 7,8,9, 2014
Callbacks: July 10, 2012
Rehearsals: Begin July 12, 2014
For Ages 12 to Adult
Saturday, August 30-Thursday, September 4
Performances: dates to be chosen from
September 5 - 14, 2014
Not all cast members will be called for all rehearsals.
There is a tuition fee for participation in MTC's Main Stage Production Workshops. Please see below for more details.
Audition Information: Special Audition Criteria for The Producers! Please read carefully.
Auditions are open to actors age 12 through adult.
All minors must have written permission from a parent or guardian to be able to participate in this MTC production.
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 construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (ANNIE) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks , THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"
Please arrive 30 Minutes before your audition time to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.
Please come prepared with 1 minute of a Broadway musical song of your choice with backing tracks.
Closed toe shoes are required. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.
NO FLIP FLOPS or BARE FEET!
Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.
Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.
Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.
Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.
All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast - Many featured roles, Ethnic Roles, Older Role(s), Star Vehicle - Male, Strong/Large Chorus
Dance requirement: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional)
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,looks like 18-35 yrs old
Range: C3 - A4
ENSEMBLE: ACCOUNTANTS; BAVARIAN PEASANTS; CONVICTS; FIRST NIGHTERS; LITTLE OLD LADIES; STORM TROOPERS; CHORUS GIRLS; GIRL PRISONERS; USHERETTES;
ROGER DEBRIS' CREATIVE TEAM: Assists the famous directors productions. Hair, makeup, set, costume designers.
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, looks like 25-55 yrs old
Range: F2 - G4
LEO BLOOM: An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max.
Male, Looks like 18-35 yrs old
Range: A2 - F4
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, Looks like 30-55 yrs old
Range: A2 - F#4
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, Looks like 20-40 yrs old
Range: G#2 - G4
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, Looks like 16-25 yrs old
Range: A3 - G5
All Musical Theatre Workshops Include:
Team Building Emphasis is placed on the importance of team work, respect and working together in a musical theatre setting. Participants are groomed and encouraged to, help others and contribute to the overall success of the production through promptness, preparedness and a positive attitude. This includes arriving at rehearsals prepared to work and maintaining a positive demeanor before, during and after all rehearsals and performances. Participants will have many opportunities to build collaborative and team based skills to last a lifetime and create lasting friendships with fellow actors and team members.
Dance Training Introduction to dance, including movement, common steps, dance routines, stage movement, team work and participation in production numbers used in performance.
Vocal Training Basic instruction/vocal coaching including, voice projection, vocal support, proper singing techniques, pronunciation, warm-ups, harmony and participation in musical numbers used in performance.
Acting Training Basic instruction on acting, stage movement, theatrical terms and definitions, blocking, character analysis, voice projection, anatomy of a theatre, respect for the art of performing, dialogue and diction, and of course, team work, respect and having fun on stage.
Each Mini, Jr. and Main Stage Production requires a participation fee.
Each participant will Receive:
*Workshop instruction in team building, dance, voice and acting.
*Use of all major costume pieces (Jr. and Main Stage Productions only)
*All instructional materials (refundable script/Libretto deposit is required at time of registration for Jr. and Main Stage Productions)
*Full production performances (open to the public)
*Tech rehearsal week refreshments
Family Member/Cast Member Commitment:
Homework assistance work with your cast member, friend or family member to memorized lines and music.
Provide assistance with costume creation as needed work with our costume coordinator to help construct costumes for the production.
Fund raising help we are a nonprofit educational corporation and depend on your help to support the workshops by agreeing to sell a minimum of 20-50 (varies by show) tickets for each family/cast member enrolled.
Volunteer time one family member, friend or cast member (adult) per participant is required to volunteer to help staff (back stage and front of house for at least one of the performances). In addition, volunteers are needed for set building, costume construction, advertisement sales and raffle prizes, and concession sales.
Production Workshop Tuition
Mini Musicals: Ages 4-14
$125 (requires parent made costumes)
Jr. Productions: Ages 6-17
$335.00 (Payment plan deposit $112.00)
Multiple Participant Discount: $285.00
Main Stage Production Ages (varies with production)
$385.00 (payment plan deposit $128.00)
Multiple Participant Discount: $315.00
McLaughlin Theatre Company understands that maintaining family budgets can be very challenging. We are pleased to offer an easy payment plan. Simply pay the non-refundable deposit prior to the first session. Then sign up for automatic payments for the two remaining payments. We will automatically charge the payment on the first of the month for the next two preceding months in which the production falls. Please note: Payment plans and multiple sibling participant discounts are only offered on full tuition rates. Additional costs may be incurred due to personal costume supplies, makeup, shoes etc. All financial commitments, including tickets, must be paid in full before the start of Tech Week. The tuition is non-refundable once the show has been cast. Emergency refund request will be considered by the Producer and handled on an individual basis.
McLaughlin Studio Theatre (View)
3470 Swetzer Road
Loomis, CA 95650
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|