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The Producers

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July 6-10 and July 13-17 
The Producers directed by Dave Dagenais
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!” –

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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.

Act I  Set in New York in 1959, the show opens with Max Bialystock’s musical version of Hamlet, “Funny Boy” closing after one terrible performance [Opening Night]. Max tells a seedy crowd of his past achievements and vows to make a victorious comeback to his former glory [King of Broadway].
The following day a nervy accountant, Leo Bloom, visits Max’s office to assess his books however Leo is told to wait in the bathroom as an ‘investor’ of Max’s visits the office, leaving Max with a cheque to invest in his next play. 
Act II Ulla, having redecorated the office, finds herself alone with Leo in Max’s absence. The pair begin to fall for one another  Max returns and also succumbs to Ulla’s beauty .
During the auditions for the role of Hitler a string of questionable actors are rejected by Roger. In a burst of energy and inspiration Franz performs his own rendition of Haben Sie Gehört Das Deutsche Band which lands him the lead.

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