KD Staff and Students Star in The Producers

August 7, 2012  |  Posted by: Kathy Tyner

Uptown Players proudly presents the regional premiere of the musical comedy, The Producers. This musical won a record 12 Tony Awards in 2001.

In The Producers, a Broadway producer who is down on his luck, and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history and scheming 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 through finding a show, 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.

Written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Michael Serrecchia (KD Conservatory Faculty)
Music Direction by Scott A. Eckert
Choreography by Megan Kelly Bates (KD Conservatory Faculty)

Starring

Max Bialystock – B. J. Cleveland
Leo Bloom – Brian Hathaway
Franz Leibkind – Tony Martin
Roger DeBris – Brad Jackson
Carmen Ghia – Peter DiCesare
Ulla– Whitney Hennen

Ensemble

Mikey Abrams, Michael Albee, Jonathan Bragg, Kellie Carroll (KD Conservatory Acting Alum and Faculty), Ryan Cowles, Caitlin Darby, Emily Ford, Zach Gamet, Mary Jerome (KD Conservatory Musical Theatre Alum), Ivan Jasso (KD Conservatory Musical Theatre Alum), Kelly McCain, Thomas Renner (Imagination Players Alum), Calvin Roberts, Ashton Mckay Shawver, Jennie Titiryn (KD Conservatory Musical Theatre Student), Shannon Walsh, Lisa Ward

The Official Opening:

Official Opening Night is Friday, August 24, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. The show is open through Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Kalita Humphries Theatre.

Performance Times:

 

  • Regular Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m., and Thursday August 30th and Thursday September 13th at 8:00 p.m.

 

Ticket Prices: Regular Run: $30 – $50

Tickets may be purchased online here or by calling 214-219-2718.
To Contact Uptown Players:
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75219
Phone: 214-219-2718