Theater auditions: ‘The Producers’ in DeLand

Here’s an audition notice for a community-theater production of The Producers:

Sands Theater Company will hold open auditions for Mel Brooks’ The Producers on January 4 and 5 at the Athens Theatre at 7 pm. An additional Call Back Date is yet to be announced. The Athens Theatre is located at 124 N. Florida Avenue in Downtown DeLand.

Performances will be held on March 25, 26, 27*, 31 April 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9 at the Athens. All shows start at 7:30 pm except for Sunday *Matinees at 2:30 pm.

The Producers tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show. With all the money that will be leftover, the pair will be rich! Only one thing goes wrong: the show is a gigantic hit!

(Show description and more information about characters, including age range and vocal style, may be found at

Julie Schmitt will direct this production and the Musical Direction will be announced shortly.

For questions please contact:

Music rehearsals will begin in mid January with rehearsals held 4 times per week, for 8 weeks. Rehearsals will be held at Athens Theater Annex located at 108 N. Florida Avenue, near the theater.   The last two weeks of rehearsals will be held in the Athens Theater.

NOTES/WHAT TO BRING:  Please prepare 16-32 bars of classic/standard musical theatre song that showcases both range and acting ability. Please, no pop/rock. Singing from the show is welcome. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Have resume/headshot.

Also, please prepare a 1 to 2 minute monologue.

No appointments. Sign-ins are accepted starting at 630 pm. Auditions on January 4 and 5 will begin at 7:00 PM. Actors will be seen in the order in which they arrive. Callbacks will be held on January 6 and will begin at 7:00 p.m.


  • Max Bialystock (Male, late 40s) – A sometimes charming producer who can be a bit selfish and opportunistic.  (Tenor)
  • Leo Bloom (Male, late 20s) – A somewhat shy and innocent young accountant who learns how to be a  “producer.” (Tenor)
  • Franz Liebkind (Male, late 40s) – A budding German playwright whose admiration of the Nazi party knows no bounds. (Baritone)
  • Roger DeBris –  (Male, late 40s) A talent-less Broadway director who is also gay and likes to wear women’s clothes. (Baritone)
  • Carmen Ghia (Male, late 20s) – This is Roger’s “common-law” assistant.  Where Roger goes, Carmen goes.  (Tenor)
  • Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen Hallen Svaden-Swanson (Female, early 20s) – A young, beautiful, Swedish woman with dreams of being an actress (Belt)

There are numerous other speaking/singing parts that will also need to be cast.  In addition, a chorus in this production will be multi-functional serving as several different groups throughout the show including usherettes, theatre attendees, old ladies, storm troopers, convicts, etc. Ideally, we’ll be looking to have an ensemble cast that numbers between 20 and 25 people.

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