By Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Based on the 1968 Film
Directed by Shannon Plunkett
The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
Produced by Verona Area Community Theater at Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St. Verona
Performances: January 11-19, 2013
Performance Times: Performances: January 11-19, 2013
Performance times: January 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm, January 13 at 2pm
Ticket Prices: Ticket prices: $12 ($8 for students through High School and senior citizens)
Call 608-845-2383 or www.vact.org for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions will be held October 22 & 23 at 6:30 PM with callbacks October 24 at 6:30 PM. Auditions will be held at the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center. Please arrive early to fill out forms and meet the production staff.
The show calls for five men 20s-50s and one woman 20s-30s as well as an adult chorus of approximately 20 people. Those auditioning under the age of 18 will require parental permission.
Auditions will consist of singing, dancing, and an optional tap audition. Please prepare 32 bars of song, preferably from a musical comedy (i.e. Young Frankenstein, Avenue Q, A Funny Thing Happened..., etc.). An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music. Dress comfortably for dance; proper footwear is required on the PAC stage.
For more information, check the website, www.vact.org