Edinburgh Music Theatre is proud to announce casting calls for THE PRODUCERS
22nd – 26th March 2016, Church Hill Theatre, Morningside
Based on Mel Brooks’ much loved Academy Award-winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.
Featuring the all-time classic Springtime For Hitler, the production will be directed by Joel Mason, with Musical Direction by Linda Stewart and Choreography by Rebecca Wallace.
Auditions to take place at
Barclay Viewforth Church Hall, 1 Wright’s Houses,
Edinburgh EH10 4HR
Wednesday 23rd September, 7pm-10pm: Welcome Night and Introduction with Company Casting Workshop
Be prepared to learn a dance and a musical number during this session which you will then perform in small groups for the production team as an audition for a place in the Company.
You may also be asked to learn a song from the show during the evening and sing in small groups.
If you hope to audition for a principal part/named role at the second casting session please bring a copy of your performance resume if you have one with you on Wednesday, email us for a form to capture details of past productions and directors you worked with. Please include contact information for two recent references, plus a headshot if you can (headshot doesn’t have to be professional, just recognisable).
Saturday 3rd October – Principal Auditions
Following a successful audition for a place in the Company, you will be eligible for a PRINCIPAL audition. For this, you should prepare a monologue and a song. Your song choice should include notes at the very top of your range and MUST be sung to a piano accompaniment which the MD will play for you. Please bring sheet music. Backing tracks will NOT be allowed. You may also be asked to read from the script.
Audition slots between 10am and 5pm will be available. You will have a chance at the Welcome Night on Wednesday 23rd September to secure your slot, pending confirmation after Wednesday 23rd that you have been successful in gaining a place in the company.
You may or may not be recalled for a further audition. If you are not recalled, this is NOT necessarily an indication that you have been unsuccessful. Often the production team is able to make a decision based on the qualities you present at the first audition and may not need to see further evidence of your talents. If you ARE recalled, this will usually be to confirm the team’s assessment of your initial audition and they may also wish to hear you alongside another candidate for reasons of vocal balance/look, etc. You will be told what to prepare for this audition.
Recalls, if necessary, will take place on October 4th between 3pm and 5p mso if you are auditioning for a principal part, please also keep this time free.
For queries or further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and be part of the EMT family!
Edinburgh Music Theatre Company, or EMT, was formed in 1982, to perform large-scale musicals in major theatres. Our aim was to produce shows that none of the other companies in the capital would attempt, achieving the highest possible standard in performance, while appealing to as broad a range of audience as possible.
Whilst company members are all amateur, the shows are all professionally directed both dramatically and musically. Testament to this policy are our rave reviews, and the fact that several members of the company have moved onto the professional scene, performing on the West End stage, and internationally.
Historically, the Company has performed in many theatre venues, throughout Edinburgh. Over the last 10 years we have performed annually at the prestigious Kings Theatre. Our contribution to theatre in the Lothians has been, and hopefully will continue to be, significant.
The company annually performs one principal large-scale musical in the spring of the year. Past productions have included West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof, Pirates of Penzance (Broadway version) and the World Premier of the Robert Louis Stevenson musical Teller of Tales. From time to time we stage Revues or small shows and have been invited to stage our productions in the excellent Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy.
We are one of the youngest musical theatre companies in Edinburgh, we do, of course, cater for a wide spectrum of ages – indeed, many members have been with the company since inception. In rehearsal, and on stage, we adopt a completely professional approach, while off-stage we are very sociable. Our members have the opportunity to contribute, whether on- or off-stage, to the success of a performance on one of the largest stages in Edinburgh. Our rehearsal period whilst intense leading up to the show is relatively short (5 months or less).