Opened Aug 11, 2008
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Theatre at the Center presents the Tony-award winning musical comedy The Producers. This outrageously funny musical from the incomparable Mel Brooks won 12 Tony Awards--more than any other show in history - and is based on the 1968 Academy Award-winning cult film classic of the same title. Jeff Award winner William Pullinsi will direct. The Producers stars Norm Boucher as "Max Bialystock", and Michael Mahler as "Leo Bloom". New York, 1959. Once the king of Broadway, downtrodden Max Bialystock is now the infamous producer of dreadfully unsuccessful shows. Leo Bloom, his neurotic accountant, tells Max he could actually get rich by producing a flop! Together they hatch a get-rich-quick scheme to raise more money than they need for a sure-fire Broadway flop. With plans to pocket the leftover funds when the show bombs, the pair creates the ultimate box office fiasco: a musical called "Springtime for Hitler." Of course... not everything goes as planned. This uninhibited and irreverent romp features a hit score including, "When You Got It, Flaunt It," "We Can Do It," "I Wanna Be a Producer," and "Prisoners of Love." Starring with Boucher and Mahler in The Producers are Sean Fortunato as the Crazed Playwright; Laura Taylor as the Sexy Secretary; Jamie Baron as the Infamous Broadway Director; and Chris Walsh as his Right-Hand Man, so to speak.
Featured in the large ensemble cast are: Lauren Creel, Stephane Duret, Lauren Fijol, Erica Haynes, Phil Higgins, Michelle Lagroue, Nicole Miller, Reid O'Connell, Caryn Ott, Adam Jeffrey Pasen, Frank Paul, Megan Simmons, Scott Stratton and Tom Moore. The artistic team for The Producers is led by director, William Pullinsi, with musical director Bill Underwood, choreographer Stacey Flaster, scenic designer Nick Mozak, lighting designer Denise Karczewski and costume designer Brenda Winstead. Ann Davis is the technical director. Chuck Gessert serves as production manager, with Rita Vreeland as stage manager.
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