THE PRODUCERS


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Book by Mel Brooks
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Celebration Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
June 21 – August 12, 2019

 

“To say that Michael Matthews directs with high style would be accurate and yet hardly capture the clockwork quality of his staging, as if he were doing a jigsaw puzzle and getting the next piece spot-on every time. Added to this, it has a cinematic fluidity which gives the actors so much room to play around that when they move into that very place Matthews wants them to be, it doesn’t look like direction at all but rather as if was totally natural for the characters to get themselves into such knottily twisted physical arrangements. In short, the embodiment of finely tuned farce.”

-STAGE AND CINEMA

“Under the expert direction of Michael Matthews, the story re-imagines Mel Brooks’ original stage production with many new twists suited to the Lex’s space.  AMAZING!  FABULOUS! A visually exciting and GLORIOUS show!  it is as fresh and funny as ever, partly due to the relentlessly fiendish delight of the director…”

-SHOW MAG

“From top to bottom, the entire production was first class, perfectly cast with triple-threaters, going all out in production values as well.”

-BROADWAY WORLD

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
2019 OVATION NOMINATION: BEST PRODUCTION/MUSICAL
2019 OVATION NOMINATION: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
2019 OVATION NOMINATION: BEST SET DESIGN