3-D's 2014 Musical Theatre Season Kicks Off with THE PRODUCERS January 31 - March 2, 2014
"I wanna be a Producer..." That's what everyone will be singing after experiencing 3-D Theatricals' (3DT) production of Mel Brooks' 12-time Tony Award winning hit The Producers. Kicking off 3-D's 2014 musical theatre season, The Producers will be presented January 31 at the historic Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, with the show's official press opening set for Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm. Performances will continue in Fullerton through Sunday, February 16. 3DT will then move the production to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center for its first season of "extended" performances February 21 - March 2. After being honored by the prestigious LA Stage Alliance with 15 Ovation Award nominations and 5 wins (including Best Musical) for their 2013 production of Jason Robert Brown's Parade, 3DT's Executive Producer/Artistic Director T.J. Dawson said "What better way to begin a new year season than with the musical that has won more Tony Awards than any other show in history."
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the hit 1968 film of the same name, this Mel Brooks masterpiece chronicles the hilarious adventures of washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, as they scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in the history of showbiz. What they don't know is that after all their hard work, the musical ends up being a smash hit! It's a comic tour-de-force that spoofs the big, old-fashioned Broadway musical while paying tribute to it at the same time. The classic score contains such gems as "I Wanna Be a Producer," "When You Got It, Flaunt It," "Springtime for Hitler," and "Prisoners of Love." With a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, The Producers will have audiences howling.
"The Producers unites the audience with its jokes, sight gags and over-the-top musical numbers," says 3DT Producer Gretchen Dawson. "Leave it to Mel Brooks to create an outrageous musical comedy featuring tap dancing old ladies," adds Daniel Dawson. "Oh!" chimes Jeanette Dawson, "And we mention a kick line of German soldiers, and leggy show girls... all on one stage?
This uproarious comedy stars Jay Brian Winnick* as down-and-out producer Max Bialystock; Jeff Skowron* (2013 Ovation Award-winner Best Actor in a Musical/Parade) as Max's timid accountant Leo Bloom; and Hilary Michael Thompson* as Ulla, the Swedish bombshell that Bialystock and Bloom hire as their receptionist. Also featured is David Engel* as Roger DeBris; Norman Large* as Franz Liebkind, and Leigh Wakeford* as Carmen Ghia.
The ensemble includes Kim Arnett*, Danny Blaylock, Katelyn Blockinger, Chris Duir, Jessica Ernest, Casey Garritano, Annie Hinskton, Bonnie Kovar, Tracy Lore*, Adam Mantell, Leslie Miller, Eric Michael Parker, Justin Matthew Segura, Caleb Shaw, Laura Thatcher, and Stephanie Wolfe.