The Stage Door at the downtown St. George Electric Theater will present “The Producers,” comedian and playwright Mel Brooks’ hilariously funny Broadway hit and winner of 12 Tony awards, on two weekends in February. Directed locally by Shari Jordan, performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on February 15-18 and again on February 22-25, 2017.
The storyline of this American satirical show follows the antics of the once-great Max Bialystock, a former toast of Broadway, now a washed-up, aging, fraudulent and greedy Broadway producer who barely ekes out a hand-to-mouth existence romancing well-to-do elderly women (“angels” in theatrical terms) in exchange for financial support for his next play. His newly-hired accountant Leopold “Leo” Bloom discovers a $2,000 discrepancy in the accounts of Max’s last play. Max persuades Leo to hide the relatively minor fraud, and while shuffling numbers, Leo has a revelation: a producer could make a lot more money with a flop by overselling shares in the production, because no one will audit the books of a play presumed to have lost money. Max immediately embraces the concept and puts it into action. They will oversell shares on a massive scale and produce a play – a musical called “Springtime for Hitler” – certain to open and close on the same night, leaving the duo free to flee to Rio de Janeiro with the profits.
If you haven’t seen “The Producers,” you’re in for a treat.This high-energy, laugh-a-minute production is certain to relieve your winter blahs and put a smile on your face. If you have seen this show – either on Broadway, TV or in the movie theater – you’ll want to see it again in the stunningly renovated Electric Theater.
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