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The Producers

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
By special arrangement with StudioCanal
New York run: 2001-2003

Plot Synopsis

Max Bialystock was once one of Broadway's most successful producers, but a string of flops has thrown his career into a tailspin, and now he struggles to raise the cash to stage new shows by playing gigolo to lonely old ladies. While going over his books, accountant Leo Bloom notices that Bialystock raised more money than he spent for one show, and points out that if one raised enough money for a show that closed in one night, you could make more off a flop than a hit. This strikes Bialystock as a brilliant scheme, and he decides to give it a try, persuading Bloom to join him in staging the world's greatest flop. After discovering a truly vile script -- "Springtime for Hitler," a musical set in the Third Reich written by neo-Nazi pigeon fancier Franz Liebkind -- and giving a key role to the secretary Ulla, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with only a tenuous understanding of the English language, Bialystock and Bloom are certain they have the disaster they need for their plan to work. But the scheme unexpectedly goes wrong when "Springtime for Hitler" becomes a "so bad it's good" hit.

Songs from the Show - Act One

Opening Night Ensemble
The King of Broadway Max Bialystock and Ensemble
We Can Do It Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom
I Wanna Be a Producer Leo Bloom and The Accountants
We Can Do It (Reprise) Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom
In Old Bavaria Franz Liebkind
Der Guten Tag Hop Clop Franz Liebkind, Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom
Keep It Gay Roger De Bris, Carmen Ghia, Bryan, Kevin, Scott, Shirley, Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom
When You Got It, Flaunt It Ulla
Along Came Bialy Little Old Ladies and Max Bialystock
Act One Finale Max Bialystock, Leo Bloom, Franz Liebkind, Ulla, Roger De Bris, Carmen Ghia, Bryan, Kevin, Scott, Shirley and Ensemble

Songs from the Show - Act Two

That Face Leo Bloom, Ulla and Max Bialystock
Haben Sie Gehoert Das Deutsche Band? Jason Green and Franz Liebkind
Opening Night (Reprise) The Usherettes
You Never Say 'Good Luck' on Opening Night Roger De Bris, Max Bialystock, Carmen Ghia, Franz Liebkind and Leo Bloom
Springtime for Hitler Lead Tenor, Roger De Bris, Ulla and Ensemble
Where Did We Go Right? Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom
Betrayed Max Bialystock
'Til Him Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock
Prisoners of Love The Convicts
Prisoners of Love (Reprise) Roger De Bris, Ulla and Ensemble
Leo and Max Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock
Goodbye! The Company

 

2009-2010 Production

The Producers 2010 LogoPresented June, 2010 at Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa

 

Capital Critics Awards

  • Best Community Theatre Production (2009-10)
  • Best Set Design - Community Theatre (Jennifer DOnnelly)
  • Special Jury Award for group performance
    (Kodi Cannon, Réjean Dinelle-Mayer and Shaun Toohey)


 

Cast of Characters

Max Bialystock Shaun Toohey
Leo Bloom Kodi Cannon
Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden-Svanson DeeDee Butters
Franz Liebkind David McLaughlin
Roger DeBris Réjean Dinelle-Mayer
Carmen Ghia Bryan Jesmer
Ensemble Alex Beraldin, Barb Seabright-Moore, Dana Schneider, Debbie Kaplan, Erica O'Reilly, Erika Sequin, Erryn Paton, Linda Webster, Madelaine Saginur, Maria Mepolet, Maureen Speer, Melanie Mastronardi, Mychele Lebrun, Nicole Tishler, Rachael McAuley, Stephanie Crepin, Tanya Chang, Tanya Guimond, Andrew Galligan, Bob Lackey, Delaney Hinds, Gordon Guest, Jesse Gervais, Jim Morrison, Jim Tanner, Justin Hills, Keith Goranson, Lawrence Evenchick, Mark Merredew, Matt Easterbrook, Mitchell Rouble, Richard Clement, Roger Weber-Taylor, Sean Brennan, Shaun Erb, Tim Hillock

 

Production Personnel

Executive Producer Steve Jones
Artistic Director Richard Elichuk
Musical Director Brian Boggs
Choreographer Joan Scarcella-Kovacs
Producer Drum Hudson
Production Assistant Gabriel Leury
Stage Manager Lena Triebe
Technical Director Steve Jones
Set Designer Jennifer Donnely
Scenic Artist Robin Riddihough
Costume Designer Cynthia Sanoy
Wardrobe Mistress Janet Quirt
Cutter Judy Froome
Costume Production Manager Karole Kidd-Witiuk
Lighting Designer David Magladry
Sound Designer John Cybanski
Properties Designer Anne McGuire
Make-up/Hair Designer Kerry Price
Master Carpenter Steve Jones
Accompanist Greg Akeson
Social Convenor Joy Lackey
Apprentice Artistic Director Jim Robertson
Apprentice Stage Manager Caitlin Moore
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Schilder
Volunteer Co-ordinator Maureen Speer

 
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