Producers Auditions

Auditions for The Producers will take place on Sunday September 10th from 2pm, and are open to all.  There will be audition prep on Wednesdays, starting on August 23rd.

Max Bialystock is described as selfish and greedy – a man who is only interested in making money. Though this is later proven untrue, Max’s fiery and sarcastic nature can be very intimidating. He is willing to do anything to make money (including “shtupping every little old lady in New York”) and is often angry, short-tempered and unwilling to cooperate nicely.

Leopold “Leo” Bloom is a mousy, nervous and fearful accountant, prone to panic attacks and who keeps a fragment of his childhood blue blankie in his pocket to calm himself. Nevertheless, it is Leo who has the idea of how to make money from a failed play.

Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yansen Tallen Hallen Svaden Swanson Bloom is a young Swedish woman who becomes Max and Leo’s secretary. Ulla is the one who comes between Max and Leo and she runs off with Leo to Brazil.

Roger Elizabeth De Bris is a flamboyantly gay theatre director, described by Max Bialystock as the worst director to have ever lived, and was chosen by Bialystock in an attempt to ensure that Springtime for Hitler would flop. He lives with his equally flamboyant partner Carmen Ghia and his production crew in a house described as an Upper East Side town house in New York.

Carmen Ghia is the partner of Roger De Bris. Another gay and flamboyantly part.

Franz Liebkind is a former Nazi who has penned an admiring musical tribute to Adolf Hitler, titled “Springtime for Hitler”. The two protagonists, Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, purchase and produce this “worst play ever written” as part of a plot to defraud investors by overselling and staging.

Pinocchio Auditions

The audition pieces for Pinocchio can be found below.  There is a description of each character at the top of each of the pieces – have a read, and contact Hay (or comment below) if you have any questions!  Full script coming soon…

The auditions will take place at Hook Village Hall from 2pm on Sunday July 23rd.

WBLOS Awards 2017

Congratulations to the WBLOS Award Winners 2017!

Brian Taylor Award for Outstanding Performance

Amanda Harper, for Lina Lamont

WBLOS Award for Contribution to the Society

Kate Davidson, for Costumes

Linda Worth Award for Development in Performance during Pantomim

Simon Blake, for Gadget

REA Award for Under 25 Performance

Alex Davies, for Snap

This year we also awarded the WBLOScars, a set of more informal awards, which were lots of fun – each winner got one of the golden statuettes pictured above!

Dinner Dance

The WBLOS Dinner Dance is on June 9th at the Hilton.  It costs £35, and is a black-tie event with a disco and the WBLOS Awards, open to all WBLOS members and friends of the society.

You can choose your menu online, as well as sending money electronically.

This year for the first time we are having some more frivolous awards too – the WBLOScars!  These are currently at the nomination stage, and you can make your nomination using this form.