Mel Brooks Hit Musical "The Producers" North West England
Heywood Amateur Operatic and Dramatic society are happy to be back at Heywood Civic Centre after the success of both shows presented in 2011, "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" and Heykids our junior section's Production of "Back to the 80's"
Our 2012 HAODS production is Mel Brook's Smash Hit musical "The producers"...
The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (ANNIE) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks , THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"
Winner of a record 12 Tony awards. Audiences will be sure to laugh until they cry at this outrageous, hilarious, teeny bit shocking, off the wall, but never, never boring masterpiece of Musical Theatre.
The production is on from Tuesday the 6th March through to Saturday 10th March at 7.30pm each evening, with a Matinee performance at 2.15pm on Saturday. ** As a guide the movie of the show is a certificate 12, due to its content.**
Tickets are available now at www.heywoodaods.co.uk
Or by contacting our ticket Secretary Aileen Greenwood by emailing: Haodsticketsales@hotmail.co.uk
or by calling her on 01706 368904