Musical theatre returns to the Players with a production of Mel Brook’s The Producers, made possible thanks to the generous support of many friends of the Players theatre.
Today a cult classic, the 1968 film, The Producers, written and directed by Mel Brooks, introduced the world to Leopold Bloom and Max Bialystock. In 2001 The Producers moved to Broadway garnering a record 12 Tony Awards over 2502 performances.
The formula is simple:
Step 1: We find the worst play ever written.
Step 2: We hire the worst director in town.
Step 3: We raise two million dollars. … One for me, one for you. There’s a lot of little old ladies out there!
Step 4: We hire the worst actors in New York and open on Broadway and before you can say
Step 5: We close on Broadway, take our two million, and go to Rio.
Musical production written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Directed for the Peterborough Players by Gus Kaikkonen; Choreographed by Peggy Hickey (Broadways’s Tony Winning Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Anastasia). Musical Direction by Michael Sebastian.