Humor Guaranteed with "The Producers" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
N.J. - The outrageously funny, highly irreverent Broadway hit, "The
Producers - The Mel Brooks Musical," will be presented
by Pierrot Productions at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey
Theatre. The curtain rises Fridays, Nov. 13 and 20 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays,
Nov. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the
cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Nov. 13.
Pierrot Productions will unleash its own brash take on Mel Brooks
and Thomas Meehan's adaptation of Brooks' 1968 film of the same
name. Down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and his
timid accountant, Leo Bloom, hatch a scheme to produce the worst
musical in Broadway history, thereby swindling investors out of
millions of dollars. When their sure-to-offend musical becomes a
surprise sensation, they they find themselves looking down the path
to financial ruin - and prison!. At the center of this insane adventure
is the emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
The original production, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick,
opened on Broadway in 2001, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards.
Known for its ribald adult content and off-color humor, the show
is one of the few musicals to win in every category for which it
members include (left to right, front to back): Melissa Rittmann
as Ulla, John Zimmerman as Max Bialystock, Jim Petro as Leo Bloom,
Allwyn Baskin as Carmen Ghia, Mike Schiumo as Roger DeBris, and
Kevin Palardy as Franz Liebkind.
features headliners John Zimmerman as Max Bialystock, Jim Petro as Leo
Bloom, Kevin Palardy as Franz Liebkind, Melissa Rittmann as Ulla, Mike
Schiumo as Roger DeBris, and Allwyn Baskin as Carmen Ghia. Ensemble members
include Stephen Anzuini, Lee Benson, Judy Berwick, Amy and Tom Bessellieu,
Mike Fabian, Susan Fowler, Joe Kraher, David Nixon, Jaci D'Ulisse and
Dancers include Haley Ackermann, Jeffrey Branin, Caroline Fabian, Johnny
Ragazzo, Dominick Sanelli, Talia Shumsonk, Kate Skelly, Dani Tucci-Juraga
and Stephanie Venanzi.
show is directed by Pete LaBriola, with choreography by Kat Ross, musical
direction by Lou Woodruff, and vocal direction by Pam Sharples.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students and
children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is
wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.
For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:
Teen and Youth
Performing Arts Workshops
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