The Producers opens at BLT tomorrow

Published 9:58 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bainbridge Little Theatre’s spring musical production, “The Producers,” is a satirical comedy written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Mechan.

Anyone familiar with Brooks’ sense of humor should know what to expect from the Broadway hit musical that was also a movie starring Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Will Ferrell and Uma Thurman.

It is the story of a Broadway producer who is down on his luck. When he teams up with a nerdy accountant, they conspire to raise thousands of dollars from backers of a show, then put on a flop, which would close right away. They would keep the rest of the money and be rich.

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Only one thing goes wrong with their plan. What they conjured up as a failure, turned out to be a great success.  Such songs as “Springtime for Hitler” and other “politically incorrect” scenes were meant to be offensive, but people actually found them very amusing and entertaining. Their whole devious plan backfires. They have a huge hit on their hands.

The BLT version is being directed by Jacob Jones of Columbus, with Edward Self as musical director and Ariel Brock as choreographer.

This production has many new faces in the cast list, along with some well-known veterans.

Mike Inlow, who is usually the musical director and plays the piano for these shows, has taken on the leading role of Max. Kyler Singletary, a former student of Mike’s, plays Leo the accountant. Bainbridge’s own Austin Rowe is Franz. Robert Stuart, a guest artist is artistic director of Young Actors Theatre in Tallahassee.

He plays a flamboyant director Roger DeBris. Eli Poche’ is Carmen Ghia. Leading lady, Ulla is portrayed by Shelley Fisher, another former student of Inlow. Jenna Chambless has dual roles as judge and Miss Marks. The storm trooper is played by Logan Moorhead. The Little Old Ladies on walkers are: Brandi Adkins, Jenna Chambless, Regan Cutchin, Devon Poole, Alaiya Schuyler, Sarah-Michael Farrington, Malaysia Taylor and Kimberly Thomas.  Many of these actors play multiple roles.

The show opens on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. and runs two weekends, concluding with a matinee on Sunday, May 10.

Tickets are available by calling 246-8345 or email