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Archive for The Producers

THE PRODUCERS at Celebration Theatre

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Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

I’ve always admired Celebration Theatre for its expert staging of technically demanding plays in tiny venues. The company’s musical productions — last year’s Cabaret, the Boy from Oz (2016)and Women of Brewster Place, the Musical (2010) — have been especially impressive.

Now comes The Producers, Mel Brooks’s wacky stereotype-laden show about an unethical Broadway producer…
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Now running through August 12

 

THE PRODUCERS at Plummer Auditorium

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Photo by Isaac James Creative

Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

Preposterously silly, Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan’s  comes to Fullerton and Redondo Beach via 3-D Theatricals season opener. It is another hit in the theater company’s chain of musicals that last season included Shrek the Musical and Parade. In this one, Max Bialystock’s (Jay Brian Winnick) Broadway play, Funny Boy: A Musical Version of Hamlet, has opened and closed in one night, as have his other recent efforts.
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Now running through February 15.

THE PRODUCERS at the Norris Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Photo by Ed Krieger

 

Dany Margolies – Arts In LA

The Norris Center for the Performing Arts wanted to be a producer of a great big Broadway smash. It found one: a splashy, slightly raunchy tuner. Yes, the ambitious folks at Norris got themselves The Producers. And because they got it, they thoroughly, totally, flaunt it.
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Now running through October 6.