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Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks

June 28 – August 2, 2014

Directed and Music Directed by Anne Gesling
Choreographed by Lauren Blair
Produced by Meredith Wright & W. Joseph Anderson

 

Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. 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 maneuver 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.
 
With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (ANNIE) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks , THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!” 
 
Talkbacks are scheduled for Friday, July 11th, and Sunday, July 20th.
 
Featuring

Silas Benjamin as Max Bialystock
Jack Riordan as Leo Bloom
Lauren Blair as Ulla
Aric Martin as Roger De Bris 
Robert Francis as Carmen Ghia
Matt Harrison as Franz Liebkind

Ensemble:

Holly Childers
Steven Flowers
Annie Claire Hudson
Andrew Mackin
Joy Martin
Dana Mazarin 
Danielle Miller
Kelsey Nisbett
James Olivas
Eileen O’Donnell
Marc Ostroff
Shaina Ostroff
Scott Senior
Christian Soto
Robin Twitty
Steve Weber
Grace Yoo
Justin Yu