Here at Quincy Community Theatre we are very excited about Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” opening in just under a month now. This is the largest show QCT will have ever done. You may say, how is this possible when QCT has done shows like, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”? Well to answer that question you will have to come and see all the elaborate sets and costumes, the massive amount of dancing, the superior sound of the music and the extraordinary talent of the performers. This show contains over 100 costumes, over 50 set pieces, fun special effects, 19 unforgettable songs and laughter the old fashioned Mel Brooks way. “The Producers” was Mel Brooks’ first feature film in 1968 starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. Audiences fell in love with “The Producers” once again in 2001 when it was adapted to the stage as a Broadway Musical. On Broadway “The Producers” ran for 2,502 performances and won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. Whether you enjoy musicals or not, this is one show you do not want to miss! The only way you won’t like Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” is if you don’t enjoy laughing.
As Carmen says in the show…
“People want laughter when they see a show, the last thing they’re after’s a litany of woe.”
“Comedy’s joyous, a constant delight, drama’s annoy us … and ruin our night.”