Archive: The Producers
November 16, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Preview on November 15
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire)
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
at Virginia Rep Center
Part of the Signature Season
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Based on the 1968 Film
Directed by Broadway veteran Patti D'Beck
"Flashy and fun. VA Rep’s "The Producers" is sweet Broadway escapism at its most undiluted."
"Must see!... A great night spent with a great cast."
"The Producers comes barreling down Interstate 95 at us full-steam with all its Tony-Award-winning, Broadway-version bells, whistles, cornball jokes, and show-stopping musical numbers happily intact."
Richmond Family Magazine
"Directed here by Patti D’Beck, a longtime veteran of Broadway musical theater, the cast of 22 throws themselves into Brooks’ shtick."
"Fun, toe-tapping good show, that will leave you laughing and humming long after you’ve left the theater"
BROADWAY'S BIGGEST HIT! A record-breaking winner of 12 Tony Awards!
Read the Press Release
Max Bailystock (Jason Marks as a washed-up Broadway producer) and Leo Bloom (Scott Wichmann as a neurotic accountant) team up to make millions… by producing the biggest flop in Broadway history! They find the worst play ever written, obtain a large number of investors, hire a lead actor and director with absolutely no talent, and then sit back and wait for the bad reviews… but the plan doesn’t go quite as expected when the show becomes a smash hit! Featuring 16 new songs by Mel Brooks, a slew of colorful characters (including a sexy Swedish secretary, singing Hitlers, and dancing grandmas, The Producers entertains from the moment the curtain rises all the way through to the standing ovation! Don’t miss this spectacular show that has been credited with saving Broadway.
Interview with Scott Wichmann: Singing and dancing have some parallels in military life
In addition to our season sponsors, The Producers is funded by Altria.