Theatre is gearing up to present Mel Brooks' multi-Tony award-winning musical production of The Producers. This is the final production in Village Theatre's 2011-2012 Mainstage Season. It previews Wednesday, May 9; opening night is Thursday, May 10 at 8PM.
At the 2001 Tony Awards, The Producers won 12 out of its 15 nominations, including Best Musical, making it one of the few musicals to win in every category for which it was nominated. The New York Times reviewed the Broadway show in 2001 and said, "Everybody who sees 'The Producers' -- and that should be as close to everybody as the St. James Theater allows -- is going to be hard-pressed to choose one favorite bit from the sublimely ridiculous spectacle that opened last night."
Village Theatre's production is directed by local veteran and artistic director, Steve Tomkins, recently named "Most Influential" by Seattle Magazine. Tomkins has teamed up once again with Seattle-gone-New York choreographer Kristin Hollard Bohr (previously Kristin Culp; choreographer for 42nd Street; Annie Get Your Gun) to take The Producers to the next level, complete with tap dance numbers, and, of course, a coop full of singing and dancing pigeons!
Village Theatre's original production of The Producers is co-music directed by Tim Symons (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Bruce Monroe (42nd Street); scenic design by Steven Capone (The Full Monty; Meet Me in St. Louis); lighting design by Aaron Copp (Anne of Green Gables; 42nd Street); sound design by Brent Warwick (It Shoulda Been You; Annie Get Your Gun).
The Producers plays May 9-July 1 in Issaquah, and July 6-29 in Everett (press opening is May 10 at 8PM in Issaquah). Tickets are on sale now in Issaquah (general seating starting at $43) and tickets go on sale in Everett on May 2 (general seating starting at $38).
For more information, visit http://www.villagetheatre.org/TheProducers_tickets_showtimes.php.
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