Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film.
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! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they manoeuvre their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler"), 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.
IT'S NEARLY THE PRODUCERS TIME……………
THE PRODUCERS (A new Mel Brooks Musical)
Alan Royal (pictured left) as Roger Debris, is the director hired by Max Bialystock (Tim Page) to stage his musical flop.
Alan has a long an extensive career in all aspects of theatre, including touring Australia with The Black & White Minstrels, played opposite Jon English and Marcia Hines in Jesus Christ Superstar and played Oscar in the hit musical See Saw with Bunny Gibson.
His common law assistant, Carmen Ghia, will be portrayed by Mat Dunstan (pictured right)
Opening night is at The Cavern Theatre, Sunshine Beach on Friday July 4th (as part of The Noosa Longweekend) and runs till Saturday 12th.
It moves on to The Events Centre, Caloundra 18th to 20th July and then Redcliffe Cultural Centre on Saturday 26th.
The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they manoeuvre their way recklessly through finding a show, hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is classic Mel Brooks humour.
Booking can be made by calling Noosa on 5448 0055, Caloundra on 5491 4240 and Redcliffe on 3283 0407.
Starring Tim Page as Max Bialystock and Scott Patzwald as Leo Bloom.
Also starring Allan Royal as Roger DeBris, Frank Wilkie as Franz and Sonia Petrack as Ulla
Grapics to the right:
- Tim Page as Max Bialystock and Scott Patzwald as Leo Bloom
- Alan Royal (pictured left) as Roger Debris, is the director hired by Max Bialystock (Tim Page) to stage his musical flop.
- Frank Wilkie as Franz
Coast News 'The Producers' Giveaway
Congratulations to Lynda of Ilkley who will be enjoying the 6th July performance of 'The Producers' on the house, courtesy of Jally Productions. There are very few tickets left to see this brilliantly funny musical which runs at Sunshine Beach until the 12th of July so get in quick and don't miss out!
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