Arts and Entertainment
March 26, 2015From: Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Based on the 1968 Film
A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' laugh-out-loud spectacle.
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!"
Tim Perrino, Director; Damon Stevens, Music Director; Maggie Perrino, Choreographer; Jenny Lutes, Production Stage Manager
Date: June 3 – June 21, 2015
Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday, Satruday: 8:00pm
Tickets: $26 Adults, $23 Seniors And Students
Location: Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 4990 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45238
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