Uptown Players’ “The Producers” opens

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 at 4:29am

Uptown Players presents the regional premiere of the musical comedy, The Producers.

The Producers won a record 12 Tony Awards in 2001. In The Producers, 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, 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.

DEETS: Kalita Humphries Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Through Sept. 15. Buy tickets online here.

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