THE PRODUCERS Comes To The Gem Theatre In Garden Grove

THE PRODUCERS Comes To The Gem Theatre In Garden Grove

THE PRODUCERS opens on September 27 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies.

Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks's musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he find an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit.

With dozens of big and bit parts alike, no shortage of show-stopping musical numbers, and Brooks' signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, The Producers is definitely far from a flop.

The cast includes Damien Lorton as Max Bialystock; Alex Bodrero as Leo Bloom; Claire Perry as Ulla; Robert Edward as Roger De Bris; Chris Harper as Franz Liebkind; and Peter Crisafulli as Carmen Ghia. The Producers is directed by Damien Lorton and Nicole Cassesso.

This is the first time in the history of this Production Company that both co-founders are co-directing a show together. This musical is backed up by a 15-piece orchestra on stage, with over 200 costumes, and a new $150,000 lighting system brought in just for this show.

Performances run from Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, October 21 at The GEM THEATRE. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm, at the Gem Theatre in Garden Grove, CA. On Saturday, October 13, there will be a matinee show at 2 pm. For ticket information, visit www.onemoreproductions.com or call 714-741-9550 X 221.

General admission tickets are $30 each, $26 for seniors (60 and over), and $26 for Children (12 years old and under). $20 Student Rush (Thursdays & Fridays only) may be purchased 30 minutes before the show with valid student identification card. Opening Gala Night Event Tickets, for Saturday, September 29, are $45 each and ticket holders receive an exclusive invitation to attend the post-show catered champagne Gala with the cast.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call One More Productions at (714) 741-9550, ext. 221, or visit the website at www.onemoreproductions.com. The Producers contains sexual situations, excessive language, and Nazi imagery. Parental discretion is advised.

About One More Productions

ONE MORE PRODUCTIONS is one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies. In residence since 2008 at the 158-seat THE GEM THEATRE in Garden Grove, One More Productions (OMP) has been lauded for its quality productions of Broadway musicals.

In 2017, One More Productions received several awards and recognitions. Co-founder Nicole Cassesso was named L.A. Times Woman of the Year. Orange County Tribune announced One More Productions as winner of five categories in a Musical or Comedy including Best Actress (Nicole Cassesso, Cabaret); Best Supporting Actor (Danny Diaz, Cabaret); Best Ensemble (Cabaret); Best Musical or Comedy (Cabaret); and Best Director (Damien Lorton, Cabaret). OMP's Larry Watts received Broadway World's Best Costume Design for his work on Sweeney Todd. The production also received six nominations for Broadway World Regional Awards (Los Angeles) including Best Local Musical, Best Leading Actresses (Dee Shandera and Nicole Cassesso), Best Musical Direction, Best Choreography and Best Lighting Design.

One More Productions was voted one of the top five theaters in all of Southern California by the Los Angeles Times. They were awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and The Saint James Family Honors Award by the Board of Directors of the Orange County Imperial Court. They received a Resolution from the City of Garden Grove, and an official recognition from the County of Orange.

THE GEM THEATRE, recently underwent a major reconstruction, adding a state-of-the-art sound system, newly refurbished theater seats, and a reconfigured stage. The theater also boasts a new $80,000 lighting system, three separate lobbies, and two separate concession areas and is ADA accessible. THE GEM is just moments away from the Garden Grove Freeway (22) and offers plenty of free parking.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call One More Productions at (714) 741-9550, ext. 221, or visit the website at www.onemoreproductions.com.

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