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The ProducersUptown Players is very thrilled in announcing the cast and production team for their upcoming production, the Mel Brooks musical comedy smash, THE PRODUCERS. They are:


Max Bialystock – B. J. Cleveland

Leo Bloom – Brian Hathaway (COLUMN AWARD WINNER)

Franz Leibkind – Tony Martin (COLUMN AWARD WINNER)

Roger DeBris – Brad Jackson

Carmen Ghia – Peter DiCesare

Ulla– Whitney Hennen





Male Ensemble:

Mikey Abrams
Michael Albee
Jonathan Bragg (2012 COLUMN AWARD WINNER)
Ryan Cowles
Zach Gamet
Thomas Renner
Calvin Roberts
Ashton Mckay Shawver

Female Ensemble:

Kellie Carroll
Caitlin Darby
Emily Ford
Mary Jerome
Jennie Titiryn
Shannon Walsh
Lisa Ward


Directed by Michael Serrecchia (COLUMN AWARD WINNER)

Music Direction by Scott A. Eckert (COLUMN AWARD WINNER)

Choreography by Megan Kelly Bates

Equity Stage Manager – Cathy O'Neal

Equity Assistant Stage Manager – Adam Hughes

Set Design/Adaptation by Rodney Dobbs

Lighting Design by Jason Foster (COLUMN AWARD WINNER)

Costume Design/Adaptation by Suzi Cranford (COLUMN AWARD WINNER)

Wigs/Make Up Design by Coy Covington (COLUMN AWARD WINNER)

Sound Design by Virgil Justice

Props Design/Adaptation by Joanne Hull

Master Carpenter – Dennis Canright

Dance Captain – Kellie Carroll

The Producers won a record 12 Tony Awards in 2001. In The Producers, 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, 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.

The Producers runs August 24 – September 15, 2012 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

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