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The Producers

By Eric Traugott
Event Date and Time
2011-11-03T19:00:00 - 2011-11-06T14:00:00
Based on the hit 1968 film of the same name, this Mel Brooks masterpiece chronicles the hilarious adventures of washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, as they scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in the history of showbiz. What they don't know is that after all their hard work, the musical ends up being a smash hit! It's a comic tour-de-force that spoofs the big, old-fashioned Broadway musical while paying tribute to it at the same time. The classic score contains such gems as "I Wanna Be A Producer," "When You Got It, Flaunt It," "Springtime for Hitler," and "Prisoners of Love." With a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, THE PRODUCERS will have audiences laughing out loud. "The Producers” unites the audience with its jokes, sight gags and over-the-top musical numbers," "Leave it to Mel Brooks to create an outrageous musical comedy featuring tap dancing old ladies, a kick line of German soldiers, and leggy show girls- all on one stage!" said the NY Times. This uproarious comedy stars Steve Valvano as down-and-out producer Max Bialystock, Cal Young as Max's timid accountant Leo Bloom and Tara Conroy Kaczarowski as Ulla, the Swedish bombshell that Bialystock and Bloom hire as their receptionist. The cast of THE PRODUCERS also features Eric Zwald (Roger DeBris), Paul Gunderson(Franz Liebkind), and Derrick Belkin (Carmen Ghia). The ensemble includes Paul Spiotta, Carl Lewis, Joe Snyder, Andy Rich, Trevor Lee, Alex Cloy, Ben Neuman, Blake Carter, Michael Rivers, Bob Knipe, Charles Gould, Aryn Bielski, Cassie Grice, Colleen Hofmaster, Jeanette Elia, Karleigh Chatt, Linda Knipe, Lizz Barcomb, Lucy Dadd, Maureen Edwards, Nicole Beardsley, Amanda Mclaughlin, Rosalie Maguire, Sherry Szemplenski, Susan Bateman, Sydney Moag, Erica Parker. The creative team includes Lynda Hodgins (Director) Eric Traugott , (Music Director), Denise Le Blanc Chatt, (Choreographer), Kevin Mclaud, (Orchestra Conductor). Tickets for THE PRODUCERS are priced…..12.00 for Nov 3 Thursday, 7:30 Performance. 15.00 For Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30 and Sunday 2:00 Matinee. Purchase online at, or in person at Lawley Insurance, Jefferson Square, Batavia or The Insurance Center 50 Main St, Batavia during normal business hours. THE PRODUCERS is recommended for theatergoers high school age (PG 13) and over. When it comes to outrageous comedy, Mel Brooks is a self-proclaimed equal opportunity offender. This musical is not recommended for audience members who are easily offended by bawdy comedy based on race, religion and sexuality. Contains adult language and adult humor.

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