Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 5:00PM
1215 Connecticut Avenue, NW 4th
Washington, D.C., 20036
Music and Lyrics By Mel Brooks
Directed By Kristofer Kauff
Presented by The Sandy Spring Theatre Group
June 13 – June 29, 2014
At The Gaithersburg Arts Barn
-Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.\
The Audition begins at 5:00 PM.
-Bring a head shot and a resume to the audition.
We will take pictures for those who do not have head shots.
-You will sing a portion of a song, a cappella for initial auditions that best shows off your voice.
-Be dressed in comfortable clothing and ready to move.
-You will learn simple choreography, and then be asked to perform it.
-Ensemble rehearsals will be held in DC.
Tech week and performances will be at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn.
Max Bialystock was once one of Broadway’s most successful producers, but a string of flops has thrown his career into a tailspin, and now he struggles to raise the cash to stage new shows by playing gigolo to lonely old ladies. While going over his books, accountant Leo Bloom notices that Bialystock raised more money than he spent for one show, and points out that if one raised enough money for a show that closed in one night, you could make more off a flop than a hit. This strikes Bialystock as a brilliant scheme, and he decides to give it a try, persuading Bloom to join him in staging the world’s greatest flop. After discovering a truly vile script, “Springtime for Hitler,” a musical set in the Third Reich written by Neo-Nazi pigeon fancier Franz Liebkind and giving a key role to the secretary Ulla, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with only a tenuous understanding of the English language, Bialystock and Bloom are certain they have the disaster they need for their plan to work. But the scheme unexpectedly goes wrong when “Springtime for Hitler” becomes a “so bad it’s good” hit.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (Dancers)
3 CHARACTER ACTRESSES (Females, 25-45) Several featured roles, including Hold Me-Touch Me, Lick Me-Bite Me, Kiss Me-Feel Me, usherettes, and Shirley Markowitz. Strong comic actresses who sing. Vocal range: Alto-mezzo.
ENSEMBLE (6 MEN, 6 WOMEN) Must be able to dance and sing well. Will play various roles, including little old ladies, chorus girls, Roger’s team, auditioners, prisoners, accountants, etc.