April 19-28, 2024
Rodenbaugh Theatre, Willow Bend Center of the Arts
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!"
Artistic Director: Ashlee Elizabeth Bashore
A Mel Brooks Musical | Book by MEL BROOKS & THOMAS MEEHAN | Music and Lyrics by MEL BROOKS | Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman | By special arrangement with StudioCanal | The Producers Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2:30 PM
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Friday, April 26, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2:30 PM*
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2:30 PM
*ASL interpreted performance. Recommended seating to see the interpreter is on the stage right side (right side of the screen).
SUGGESTED AUDIENCE AGE
Content Warnings: Adult Themes, Drinking, Drugs and Smoking, Mild Language, Depictions of Violence/Death, Sexual Humor and Content Negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures, Holocaust imagery
$20 Orchestra Side
$25 Orchestra Center