The College of the Siskiyous Music and Theatre departments presents Mel Brooks’ hilarious musical The Producers, based on the hit movie of the same name, opening Friday night April 11 at 7 pm in the Kenneth Ford Theater.
“Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire Broadway flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? Springtime for Hitler (imdb.com).”
Calling for two hours of singing and dancing musical numbers featuring 19 actors, 16 pit orchestra musicians, 13 sets, and 150 costumes, The Producers is one of C.O.S.’ most ambitious production to date.
New Emmy Award-winning C.O.S. theater instructor Wendy James makes her Kenneth Ford Theater debut directing and designing choreography for the show. James’ theatrical credits include White Christmas (Broadway), Mary Poppins, (National Tour), Showboat (London), and the original Broadway and touring company of Sister Act. She’s taught dance, voice and drama since 1983. “We have an extremely talented cast of veteran actors who will be singing and dancing their hearts out.” said James.
C.O.S. head of vocal and choral studies Elaine Schaefer is onboard as musical director and pit orchestra conductor. “Everyone is having fun with Mel Brooks’ fantastic music and outrageous lyrics,” adds Schaefer.
Veteran C.O.S. theater student Katrini Stringari, who plays Ulla proclaims, "This role gives me a chance to really push the limits of my acting and singing abilities. The whole cast and crew is being held to a higher standard, and I am excited to show everyone what we can do!"
The Producers also plays Saturday April 12, Friday April 18, and Saturday April 19 at 7 pm, and Sunday April 13 at 2 pm. It is rated PG-13 for language and adult situations. For more information and to purchase tickets phone the C.O.S. public relations office at 530.938.5373.
April 11, 2014
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