By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Directed by: Ken Urso
Musically Directed by: Thomas Kasdorf
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.
With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”
Produced by Middleton Players Theatre at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol Street, Middleton
Performances: August 14-22, 2009
Performance Times: Friday, August 14 @ 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 15 @ 7:30 pm, and Sunday August 16 @ 2:00 pm. Friday, August 21 @ 7:30 pm, Saturday August 22 @ 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $20.00 for Adults, $15.00 for Students and Seniors
Call 831-2521 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions are Sunday, May 17 at 7:00 pm and Monday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. Auditions will be held at Middleton Alternative Senior High, across the parking lot of the Middleton PAC.
Please prepare a song from the show. Be prepared to read from the script and a dance combination will be taught for roles required to dance.
Auditioning the following roles:
ULLA INGA HANSEN BENSON YONSEN TALLEN-HALLEN SVADEN-SVANSON
MALE ENSEMBLE: (15)
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: (15)
Any questions, please contact the director, Ken Urso via email - firstname.lastname@example.org.