The Department of Theatre and Cinema and the School of Fine Arts at Missouri Western State University will hold open auditions for Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” on Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Potter Hall Theater at Missouri Western. Individual monologue and vocal auditions will be scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All prospective cast members must also attend one of two group dance auditions, from 3 to 4 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sign up for a time slot at

“The Producers,” with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Mehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, is directed by Dallas Henry, assistant professor of theatre and cinema. Kathleen Holeman, instructor of music, is musical director. Marla Heeler is choreographer.

Those wanting to audition should prepare a one to two minute contemporary monologue and 16 to 32 bars from a musical. Those auditioning for a principal singing role are encouraged but not required to sing from the show. An accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks will be held Monday, Feb. 3 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Formal rehearsals will begin Feb. 17. “The Producers” will be performed April 3-13.

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