The first Sierra Stages production I got to see was “INTO THE WOODS. I was able to take my two young grandsons and we all loved it. My second favorite Sierra Stages production came out a few years later …A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM” It was excellent!!! I think I’m about to see my third favorite Sierra Stages production with “THE PRODUCERS.” The Sierra Stages production is directed by Susan Mason, with dance direction by George Jayne and musical direction by Ken Getz, who conducts the live theatre orchestra.
Based on the hit 1968 film of the same name, “THE PRODUCERS” chronicles the hilarious adventures of washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, as they scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in the history of show business. Unfortunately, after all their hard work, their scheme does not go quite as planned.
Here is a sampling of the many raves already received from audience members:
- “Run, don’t walk to experience this! Great show, great cast, excellent production values.
- “One of the best productions I have seen. A must see! Especially if you are a Mel Brooks fan.”
- “Wow! What a great show this is! Funny, totally entertaining, never a dull moment, brilliant orchestra. .I was so engaged from the first line to the final bows. Go see it!”
- “Truly one of the best performances I have seen in recent history.”
- “OMG!! It is sooooo funny!! I was crying at times, I was laughing so hard. Our friends from Sacramento were with me and they were falling into each other with laughter.”
- “We loved every minute of this hilarious show. Brilliant acting, music, costumes, set design, etc. I can’t say enough good things about this show! It is one of my favorites ever! Watch out Broadway. You have nothing on Nevada City!”
- “What a stunning production! Truly one of the best productions ever staged in our county.”
- ”The Producers exceeded all expectations. To say that it was great does it an injustice! It was superb!!! We so enjoyed it, including especially our guests from Boston and Sacramento, who were flabbergasted at how excellent theater is here in our little town. Great evening!!”
- “Oh, my goodness. What a fantastic production! Irreverent, hilarious, beautifully staged and sung and danced and… I laughed until my face hurt. Don’t miss this one. One of the best productions ever – on the stage of the Nevada Theatre! EVER!!! You’ll love it, too.”
Performances of “THE PRODUCERS” continue at the Nevada Theatre through August 8.