Thursday, August 14, 2008

Go. Here. Now. -- THE PRODUCERS at Beef & Boards

Last night, I had the opportunity to enjoy great conversation, great food, and a terrific performance of the Mel Brooks musical, "The Producers" at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

One of the shows stars, Eddie Curry wrote several blogs about the production leading up to the show's opening (from which I swiped the pic at right).

What Eddie didn't mention is how awesome he is! In his role as Leo Bloom, the mousy-accountant-turned-flashy-Broadway-producer, Eddie shines as the show's highlight. His comic sense and superstrong singing voice support this production of the bawdy, rowdy musical and provide great leadership to the other strong performers.

The performance was great all around, with hilarious singing and acting throughout. From Doug Stark's downtrodden Broadway producer Max Bialystock, to Curt Dale Clark's, um, shall we say, flamboyant director Roger Debris, to Jeff Stockberger's Nazi-turned-playwright Franz Liebkind, the cast is top-notch and hilarious. The talented and beautiful Elizabeth Broadhurst rounded out the featured cast as (deep breath) Ulla Inga Hansen Bensen Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden-Svanson. The show was really great -- well acted, well sung, well done!

Of course, at Beef & Boards, the other part of the evening is the eating experience. The pre-show buffet was great, as were dessert (I had the berry tiramisu, which was awesome) and intermission drinks (the Burnt Almond is a definite winner).

"The Producers" is not your momma's night out at musical theatre. If you're looking for the wholesome Marian the Librarian, you'll need to look elsewhere. But if you're up for a fun, hilarious, irreverent evening, check out "The Producers" at Beef & Boards -- and bring a friend! You'll be glad you did.

1 comment:

K.T. said...

I LOVE The Producers! But, I had to give up my ticket for this coming Sunday. :-(