Springtime for Eusog

Sep 10 2018 | By More

Open auditions for The Producers

The Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group has put out an open call for its production of The Producers, which will run at the end of November 2018 at the Pleasance Theatre.

Although Eusog is an Edinburgh University society, producer Grace Dickson emphasises that these amateur auditions are open to everyone and that the company is also looking for people who would like to be involved backstage.

The production will run Tuesday 27 November to Saturday 1 December under the direction of Kirsten Millar, who has a strong track record as a performer. Choreography will be by Kathryn Young, who was particularly impressive in Eusog’s production of Oliver! last year. Musical direction will be by Caitlin Morgan.

Auditions consist of two parts – an individual 10-minute acting and singing slot, involving an unaccompanied song of the auditionee’s choice and a monologue from the preset selection. These will run Thurs 13/Fri 14 from 4-11pm and Sat 15 from 12-11pm.

Each auditionee will also take part in a 45-minute group workshop, in which they’ll do theatre games, simple dance techniques, and learn a short routine. These will take place Saturday 15 at 4-4.45pm; 5-5.45pm; 6-6.45pm; 7-7.45pm and 8-8.45pm. Callbacks will be on Sunday 16 September.

Based on Mel Brooks’ 1967 movie, The Producers follows producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom who conspire to over-finance a musical they will know will flop. Despite being in insanely bad taste, Springtime for Hitler is taken as irony and becomes a massive hit.


The 2001 Broadway production written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan adds big tunes and Broadway pizzazz to Brooks’ zany ideas. It won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.

Dickson told Æ: “EUSOG are extremely excited to be putting on their largest production in many years, with huge Broadway-scale song and dance numbers, and massive opportunities in both lead roles and the ensemble.

“With a stellar production team at the helm, and a society with multiple five-star sell-out runs under its belt, you’d be crazy to miss this opportunity!”

Anyone wanting to audition should email eusogproducers2018@gmail.com to reserve a spot. There is an audition pack available to download here and further details on the facebook event page here. Anyone interested in working backstage on the production should fill in the form here.

Listings and links

The Producers open auditions
Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TL
Thurs 13 & Fri 14: 4-11pm; Sat 15: 12-11pm
Workshops Sat 15: 4-4.45pm; 5-5.45pm; 6-6.45pm; 7-7.45pm; 8-8.45pm.
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/333098990592311/

The Producers
Pleasance Theatre, The Pleasance, EH8 9TL.
Tuesday 27 November – Saturday 1 December 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm

Eusog website: www.eusog.org
Twitter: @EUSOG.
Facebook: @eusavoy.

The 1967 movie, OCR of the 2001 musical and 2005 film version of the musical are available through Amazon. Click for details:


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.