Article Posted -- August 24, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2012 • 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2012 • 2 pm & 7:00 pm
Admission: $8–$15 • Performing Arts Center
SCCC’s Dramatic Arts Option and Performing Arts Club present: THE PRODUCERS, the Musical
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Based on the 1968 Film. Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman
By special arrangement with StudioCanal
Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with theMel 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 PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”
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. The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show, hiring a director and raising the money 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.