The Producers

July 12-27, 2019

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!”

Cast & Creative Team

Max Bialystock: Josh Mele
Leo Bloom: Cole LaVenture
Franz Liebkind: Eric Feldstein
Roger DeBris: Christopher James Lupia
Carmen Ghia: Chris Toia
Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden-Svanson: Calico Yaworski

Ensemble: Dylinn Andrew, Bear Bailey, Cameron Brown, Emily Carello, Ilianna Cohen, David Dean, Gabriella Giacovelli, Christopher James, Maddie Marie, Piper Markowski, Toby Martin, Jesse Navagh, Shane Reed, Liz Stanistreet, Mookey Van Orden, Morgan Williamson

Director: Dustin M. Czarny
Music Director: Abel Searor
Producer: Kate Crawford
Choreographer: Lauren Puente
Set Design: Dustin M. Czarny and Christopher James Lupia
Sound Design: Robert G. Searle
Lighting Design: Liam Fitzpatrick
Costume Design Team: Dylinn Andrew, Diane Bates, Harlow Kisselstein, Liz Stanistreet, Barbara Toman, Calico Yaworski
Stage Management: Rachel Briscoe
Back Stage Management: Paul Cayen
Assistant Director: Mookey Van Orden
Run Crew: Emily Harrington & Sara Harrington
Scenic Painting: Karen Greenfield & Dana Jane Comfort
Props: Emily Buss & Heather Rosenthal
Sound Board Operator: Michael J. Dougherty