February 6 - March 17
Directed by Jim Corti
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
A New Mel Brooks Musical
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than he could with a hit. And so begins one of the most hilarious cons in musical theatre history. Max Bialystock used to be the king of Broadway, but after producing one too many flops, he’s now just a has-been forced into seducing little old ladies for money. After an off the cuff comment from his accountant Leo Bloom, dollar signs go off over his head (as well as “beautiful girls wearing nothing but pearls”). With the reluctant help from Bloom, Max goes in search of the worst musical ever. Will it be a flop? It better, or they might find themselves in prison.
The Producers is an uproariously funny musical with hilarious songs that will have you grinning from ear to ear throughout. Nobody does comedy like Mel Brooks, and nobody does shows like the Paramount. Don’t miss it.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
|“Who doesn’t love a backstage musical comedy, and nowadays we all sure could use a laugh. The Producers is outrageous and over the top, and no stereotype is spared!”
-Jim Corti, Artistic Director
- You may remember the movie with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, but did you know the original movie dated back to 1967 and starred Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder?
- The challenge with this show is how to keep pace with the madness of this story, which is the true definition of a farce: “a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.”
- This show is really big and will look spectacular. Moving from the office, to the street, to the stage, you’ll feel like you’re in the hustle and bustle of Broadway New York right on the Paramount stage.
RATED PG-13 FOR STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL HUMOR & ADULT CONTENT
Out of respect for our patrons, children ages 2 and under are not permitted in the theatre.
Out of respect for the artists and in adherence to the union rules we are contractually obligated to enforce, all photography and video recordings of the stage, as well as of the production itself (including audio recording) are strictly prohibited. This policy will be enforced.