Fri, 05 June|
A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' laugh-out-loud spectacle, The Producers.
Time & Location
05 June 2020, 7:00 pm – 14 June 2020, 11:00 pm
Schonell Theatre, Schonell Theatre, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
About the Event
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 humour. It is a true 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!
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!"
Recommended for 16+ audiences.
Dates: 5 to 14 June 2020 Venue: Schonell Theatre, University of Queensland Saint Lucia Campus
I'll be playing: Flute, piccolo and alto saxophone