Auditions and sing throughs are under way for Centre Stage Company’s summer production.
Following their successful pantomime ‘The Pied Piper’, the amateur thespians’ group will be performing Mel Brookes’ ‘The Producers’ for its June musical.
‘The Producers’ is based on the character of Max Bialystock, a down-and-out Broadway producer whose latest work flopped on opening night.
Max, plagued by his former success and scrabbling to stay afloat, experiences a change in fortune when downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom discovers there is money to be made in Max’s theatrical failure.
As a result the two formerly defeated business men form an unlikely union with the goal of creating the world’s worst musical.
The plot develops as the duo enlists the help of ridiculous and often farcical characters on the way such as former-Nazi and on-going Third Reich enthusiast Franz Liebkind, Ulla the blonde bombshell secretary and the flamboyant gay director Roger De Bris.
As a result of the characters combined brainpower and ludicrous behaviour, ‘Spring Time for Hitler’ is born in Broadway.
There will be a sing through at Samuel Ward Academy tomorrow (Tuesday, February 11) from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
There is another at the same venue next Tuesday (February 19) from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, followed by an audition until 9.30pm.
There will also be an audition that Friday (February 21) at 7.30pm at the school
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (February 13) Echo.