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The Producers to open at Stageworks

Houston - (February 20, 2017) Stageworks Theatre presents its fifth production of the season, The Producers, by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks. Directed by Dru Wiser, music direction by Chelsea Lerner, and choreography by Adam Delka, the show runs March 17 - April 9, 2017 on the Garza Mainstage.

When a scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway, you are guaranteed to have a laugh-out-loud spectacle! For anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film, the names Bialystock and Bloom should strike terror and hysteria. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards.

But comedy isn’t all The Producers has to offer. Director Dru Wiser is not only encouraged by the show, but uplifted as well.

“One might say the director's job is to define the emotion behind a show,” said Wiser. “If that is indeed true, my intent is to provoke joy among the audience. With all the darkness in the world, my hope is for your Stageworks’ theatre experience to be an escape from that darkness. I look at the stage as a creative outlet; a place to play a