Composer: Mel Brooks
Lyricist and Librettist: Thomas Meehan and Mel Brooks
PRE-AUDITION DANCE WORKSHOP
What: Learn the choreography that will be used during auditions for "The Producers."
When: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Wagner Theatre, 1570, Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH PLEASE BRING TAP SHOES WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE THEM
OPEN AUDITION TIMES
Vocal & Acting Auditions, Friday, March 29th, 2013, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Group Dance Auditions 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Vocal & Acting Auditions, Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Group Dance Auditions 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
POSSIBLE CALLBACKS: April 5th, 2012, 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Call for an Audition Time Beginning Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
PHONES WILL BE STAFFED Weekdays Noon – 4:00 P.M.
(740) 654-6711, extension 650
(Or stop by the OUL box office to reserve your time)
July 21st, 2013, 2:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M., Lancaster Festival Premiere
Additional Performances: August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.,
August 4th, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
AUDITION INFORMATIONVocal and Dance auditions will be on March 30th & March 31st, you can sign up for 10 minute audition times at the OUL Theatre box office beginning Tuesday, March 12th, 2012, weekday noon until 4:00 P.M. You can also call the box office to request a time, (740) 654-6711 ext. 650. If you decide not to audition after you have committed to an audition time, it is your responsibility to call and release your slot for other actors to sign up.
Prepare 16-32 bars of a song from the musical; use as much range as possible. The song should be choreographed or staged. If you are auditioning for a specific role, choose a song that the character sings in the show. If you are auditioning for the chorus/dancer, sing one of the production/chorus numbers in the show. An accompanist will be provided. Sing the song
in the original key. No A Capella Singing! The vocal score for the musical will be on reserve in March at the OUL library for your viewing.
The dance auditions will follow your vocal auditions and be done in groups. You must complete the vocal audition AND the dance auditions to be cast in the show. Dress appropriately for the dance audition: dance attire, character shoes, sweats, t-shirts, etc. You will be taught 16-32 bars of choreography.
Women should wear character shoes or a comfortable heel, and a solid colored leotard, an above-the-knee skirt, or dance tights. Men should wear jazz or soft dress shoes, a form-fitting white-colored t-shirt or tank, sweat pants, jazz pant or tights. No shorts or bulky, oversized sweatpants. Tennis shoes or sneakers should be avoided.
All races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please arrive early for warm-ups.
The libretto/script and vocal book is on reserve at the OUL library.
Possible callbacks for The Producers are April 5th, 2013, 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. The callback list will tell you what roles(s) you need to sing and read for. Actors and singers will be asked to sing songs from the show. There may need to be additional callbacks. TBA
*Rehearse your song in the shoes and the clothing that you will be auditioning in.
*Please have your audition music in a 3-ring binder so it is easy for the accompanist to read and turn the pages.
*Make sure your music is clearly marked with all cuts and changes. Set the tempo for the accompanist by singing the first few notes of the song.
PRELIMINARY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, April 6th, 2012
April and May Rehearsals will be Saturday, 8:45 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. (Dance Rehearsals), Noon – 5 P.M. (Acting and Vocals) and Sunday 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Not all cast members will be needed at all music and dance rehearsals.
Rehearsals begin Friday, May 3rd, 2013, Principals TBA
July 12th – July 20th, rehearsals will be every day, late afternoon into early evening/TBA. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions.
Additional rehearsals: Sunday, July 28th, noon – 4:00 P.M., and Wednesday, July 31st , 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
We are also looking for talented local musicians. Musicians must be able to read music and be available to attend select rehearsals and ALL show dates. If you are interested contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lancaster Festival Premiere, July 21st, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M., with additional shows August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, at 7:00 P.M., and August 4th, at 2:00 P.M.
As a cast member, you are expected to participate in events that promote the show: radio interviews, parades, festival events, and many more activities. Not everyone will be expected to be at all events.
All costumes, personal make-up, and personal props must be provided by the actor. Some costumes and props may be provided.
OUL has an open audition policy. We are always looking for new talents and are excited to welcome new actors, singers, dancers and crew members. Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is a teaching theatre company where the growth and interest of our students comes first!
If you are not cast, we encourage you to participate in one of our production crews. You can help out with costumes, props, set construction, ushering, box office, publicity, or many other aspects of putting on this major musical production.
All cast members must abide by the rules and regulations established by Ohio University Lancaster. Cast members will be asked to sign a photo release, a confidentiality agreement, and a morality clause. All of which will be explained with more detail after auditions.
The Producers is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
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