ARIZONA ONSTAGE PRODUCTIONS Presents THE PRODUCERS by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman
Five shows only. Saturday, August 19 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 20, 2:30pm; Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 and 7:30pm; Sunday, August 27, 2:30pm. At the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd., with free, secured, well-lit parking.
Tickets Available at www.arizonaonstage.org. Student/teacher: $25.00; Senior/military: $35.00; General admission: $42.50. Open seating.
Directed by Annette Hillman, with Music Direction by Josh Lamoreaux, Choreography By Carrie Silverman and Karrie France. Featuring Jacob Brown as Carmen Ghia, Liz Cracchiolo as Ulla, Matt Holter as Leo Bloom, Jim Klingenfus as Franz Leibkind, Steve McKee as Roger DeBris and Dennis Tamblyn as Max Bialystock, with an ensemble of 22 of Tucson's favorite singers & dancers.
THE BIGGEST HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY OF ALL TIME! Winner of 12 Tony Awards. 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 outrageously 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.
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