LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH’S FALL MUSICAL THE PRODUCERS
By Shayne P. Daniel, LSN, Director of Theatre
We start our season off with the Mel Brook’s comedy musical, THE PRODUCERS. Outrageous, hilarious, a teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards are just a few things that this show can claim. But it is never boring and you will find yourself holding your sides with laughter as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom sing and dance their way through the greatest show biz scam that there ever was! (This show is not suitable for children or patrons who are offended by Mel Brook’s humor.)
Max Bialystock was once one of Broadway’s most successful producers, but a string of flops has thrown his career into a tailspin, and now he struggles to raise the cash to stage new shows by playing gigolo to lonely old ladies. While going over his books, accountant Leo Bloom notices that Bialystock raised more money than he spent for one show, and points out that if one raised enough money for a show that closed in one night, you could make more off a flop than a hit.
This strikes Bialystock as a brilliant scheme, and he decides to give it a try, persuading Bloom to join him in staging the world’s greatest flop. After discovering a truly vile script “Springtime for Hitler,” a musical set in the Third Reich written by neo-Nazi pigeon fancier Franz Liebkind, and giving a key role to the secretary Ulla, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with only a tenuous understanding of the English language, Bialystock and Bloom are certain they have the disaster they need for their plan to work. But the scheme unexpectedly goes wrong when “Springtime for Hitler” becomes a “so bad it’s good” hit.
SHOW TIMES: 7 p.m., Nov. 12,13,19, 20, Noon - Nov. 14
Advance tickets are $7, or $8 at the door.
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