Auditions for “The Producers” and “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”

April 16, 2016 7:00 pm @ 7:00 PM – April 17, 2016 5:00 pm @ 5:00 PM
NMU's Black Box theater

Lake Superior Theatre will be holding auditions for the start of their 2016 summer season which includes productions of “The Producers” directed by Dave Dagenais, and “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? ” directed by Amy Malaney. The casting calls for both male and female roles from ages 16 to 105. We are looking for a mature cast for “The Producers” and “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”.

Audition times are as follows: 7:00pm-9:00pm on Saturday, April 16 and 2:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday, April 17. Auditions will be held in the Black Box Theatre, 105 McClintock on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Those auditioning are asked to sign up for a time at or call (231) 622-5578 walk-ins are also welcome. Those unable to make the scheduled audition times may submit a video audition by April 14, instructions are available at: please contact Jalina Olgren at or (231) 622-5578 before auditions if you have any questions.

A pianist will be available at the auditions. Those auditioning will be given a two minute time slot and are asked to prepare a short monologue and a song. Resumes and headshots are encouraged. Callbacks will occur on Sunday, April 17 following auditions and on Monday, April 18.

“The Producers” A New Mel Brooks Musical based on the 1968 film is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who thinks that it may be possible to make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway. The catch is that they need to raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they then plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes. However unfortunately for Bialystock & Bloom the show is a total hit! With dozens of big and bit parts alike, this show has no shortage of show stopping musical numbers, and Brooks’ signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, The Producers is definitely far from a flop!

“Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” written by John R. Powers based on the book of the same name is a delightfully funny coming of age musical involving the 1950s Catholic education of eight Chicago children. We are sent on a journey with them from the start of elementary school through their senior prom and beyond. This wonderfully charming musical captures the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence. Every musical number is sure to tickle your funny bone!
Those wishing to serve on Tech Crew can contact Jalina Olgren at: or (231) 622-5578.
For more information, call (231) 622-5578 or email Performances for The Producers are July 6-10 and July 13-17. Performances for Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? are August 3-7 and August 9-13.

All performances will take place at Lake Superior Theatre!

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