MISSOULA, MT — MCT Community Theatre’s first offering of the 2010-2011 season kicks off with Mel Brooks’ “The Producers.” Guest directed by Dan Sharkey, ”The Producers” brings Max Bialystock (played by Howard Kingston) a down on his luck producer with a string of flops to his name together with Leo Bloom (Don Mogstad) a shy accountant with dreams of grandeur, and a plan to get rich quick is born. The idea: get one very wealthy backer, produce Broadway’s biggest flop, close after the first curtain and make off with the dough!
Originally written for the screen and starring Gene Wilder in 1968, “The Producers” was re-written as a musical for Broadway in 2001. A Tony Award winner the original cast was headed by Nathan Lane as Max and Matthew Broderick as Leo. The two later reprised their roles for the movie version that was released in 2005.
Not a show for the whole family, but sure to make you laugh in the irreverent tradition of all things Mel Brooks, grown-ups won’t want to miss this show! You’ll laugh until you cry, and be humming tunes for weeks to come.
All performances will be held at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets ($15 to $20) are available by phone at (406) 728-7529, online at www.mctinc.org, or in person at 200 North Adams Street, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on show dates one hour prior to the show.
Media Contact: Amy Farrington / (406) 728-1911