A Truly Classic Mel Brooks Musical…
Belfast School of Performing Arts is delighted to announce their first Senior Summer Youth Project since the spectacular production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 2019 with the comedy Mel Brooks “The Producers”
Based on the classic cult comedy film this Broadway musical set the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humour. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night.
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 manoeuvre 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.”
This summer project will be Directed by Peter Corry who is thrilled to be reviving this hilarious show, one of his favourites. Peter first directed “The Producers” as the Northern Ireland premiere , in Theatre at the Mill in 2012, also as a Summer Youth Production to much acclaim.
The rehearsals will be held at Breda Academy and will then move to The MAC where we will be performing at least 4 shows.
Age : 15-24 years old
Rehearsal Dates & Venue : Breda Academy
Wednesday 3rd – 5th August
Monday 8th – 12th August
Monday 15th – 19th August
Times: 10am – 6pm
**Please note that times for licensed age students ie 16 years and under will be 10am – 4.30pm tbc **
Principals may be required in evenings and on Saturday by arrangement with the production team
Theatre week – Mac Theatre
Monday 22nd August ( Tech rehearsal in evening)
Tuesday 23rd August ( dress rehearsal mid afternoon and Evening
Wednesday 24th August ( dress rehearsal or Performance tbc)
Thursday 25 & Friday 26th August Performance 7.30pm
Saturday 27th Matinee 2.30pm and evening 7.30pm
*Please keep Sunday 28th free as we may opt for a performance on that day if ticket sales dictate
The Producers Production Team
With over 20yrs experience in musical theatre both on stage and behind the scenes, he is the perfect person to bring our show to life.
As a performer, he has appeared throughout the world and as a director, he has staged shows which have toured the UK, USA and Europe.
Peter also runs his own company, Peter Corry Productions which is one of the leading theatre producers in NI.
Peter and his team can’t wait to get started on The Producers.
Ashley has worked in Musical Theatre and singing for over 20 years as an award-winning vocal coach, musical director, performer and producer.
He is the most successful vocal coach in Northern Ireland. To date, he has had 80 students go onto study at Drama School. This record is unprecedented and the highest number of students to go onto professional training by any individual teacher in the UK.
Ashley is the director of BSPA Voices and was musical director for 3 of BSPAs former summer productions
Since training at the acclaimed Urdang Academy in London and graduating in 2016 with BA Hons degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre, Adam has worked as a professional dancer and singer in the UK and USA.
Now he’s been introduced to teaching young dancers of all skill sets, from beginners to advanced, he’s able to communicate with them and explain the techniques from today’s dancing generation.
Please note that as usual our BSPA Senior Summer Youth Project is open to everyone
(not just BSPA)