The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks's 1967 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks, music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful.
Max Bailystock (Julius D'Silva) and the Ensemble
Max Bailystock who was played by Julius D'silva was an old-time producer who already knew what it was like to be a producer. D'silva showed great passion toward his character and seemed to be really committed in playing the role.
Leo Bloom who was portrayed by Stuart Neal was a comedic character. Neal did a brilliant job in showing the different areas of stress involved in producing. Neal showed a great range of facial expressions and body language this helped him demonstrate a more developed character.
Franz Liebkind played by Dale Meeks was one of the funniest characters throughout the performance. Meeks was able to make the audience laugh whilst still keeping a serious tone. I loved Meeks' character because he brought life and joy to the performance in a strange way.
Ulla was played by Emily Mae. I particularly like Ulla because she brought a comedic atmosphere as she interacted with other characters due to her charms and beauty. Mae did a good job in being able to show how in love she was.
I would like to mention the cast who were absolutely outstanding. I loved the dances by rest of the cast because they broke up long scenes and I also thought that they were really talented singing wise.
I love the set because I thought it worked really well in the round as it was simple and viewable from every angle. The costumes used throughout the performance were very extravagant and colourful making the show even more exciting.
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Overall, The producers was a fabulous, creative and imaginative show with fun, exciting and vibrant cast