A Community Theatre Production of
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Candi & Lawrence Badanai
as presented by
Badanai Theatre, Paramount Live, Paramount Theatre
Magic 99.9 & Country 105
Feb. 7, 8, 9, 10 & 14, 15, 16, 17, 2018
Curtain 7:30 pm
Opening Night Special $10
Available for sale at Maple Tops
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.