Mel Brooks is surely one of the zaniest comic genius’s ever, and in the musical version of his hit movie The Producers we see just how zany he really is.
Who would have thought that a musical with the song Spring Time for Hitler would prove to be an all time Broadway classic?
Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’s musical, The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 Broadway debut.
Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Scott Radburn) is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom (Sam Hamilton), who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit.
Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance.
Too bad for Bialystock & Bloom that, against all odds, the show is a total hit! With dozens of big and bit parts alike, no shortage of showstopping musical numbers, and Brooks’ signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, The Producers is definitely far from a flop.
This musical is sure to offend anyone without a funny bone and bring nothing but child-like glee to everyone else.
Director Bob Peet said the Miranda Musical Society can’t wait to present the 12-time Tony Award winning Broadway smash hit to local audiences.
“We have an incredible cast of performers who I guarantee will knock your socks off,” Peet said.
“This show is an hilarious ‘equal opportunity offender’ that promises to leave people both speechless and rolling in the aisles!”
Leonie Johnson from Cronulla plays the role of Hold Me Touch Me.
“She is a fantastic comedic character and I love these types of roles,” Johnson said. “I’m also excited to be performing with two of my daughters, Madeleine and Grace.”
Fellow cast member Mark Gardner said he first fell in love with Mel Brooks as a kid watching Blazing Saddles and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
“But then when the Matthew Broderick/Nathan Llane movie adaptation of The Producers was released I knew I wanted to be singing those songs one day,” Gardner said.
“It remains the funniest musical I’ve ever seen.”
Miranda Musical Society will present Mel Brooks’s The Producers at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre from September 19-23.
- Tickets: mirandamusicalsociety.com.au