Cody Musical Theatre Company

25th-29th March 2014

Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film. 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 and wowing capacity crowds night after night.

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime For Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (ANNIE) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks , THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”

Production Team

Creative Team

DirectorSue Sampson
Assistant DirectorSophie Fryer
Musical DirectorGraham Hix
ChoreographerGraham McCarron
Stage ManagerMike Davall
Assistant Stage ManagersRobert Phillips & Andy Piercy
Lighting Director/ DesignerMelvyn Fryer (Prism)
Lighting Technican/ OperatorStuart Armes
Lighting AssistantsLuke Dudley
Sound ManagerIan Sutton (Omega Productions)
Sound EffectsGraham Hix
PromptSheila Main
Stage Crew & Get-In WeekendStephanie Appleyard, Becky Armes, Chris Armes, David Barnes, Clive Bolton, Sandra Bolton, Graham Davidson, Andy Harding, Steve Howard, Jim Prescott, Paul Tickner, Stephen Williams, Leah Mcbean-Willis
Box Office ManagersRon Walker & Dawn Stephens
Rehearsal PianistGraham Hix
Front of House ManagerGiga Philips assisted by Martha Grawford
Front of House HelpersTracy Crawford, Louise Mileham, David main, James Prescot, Kirsty Pierce, David Timpson, Peter Taylor, Shirley Tickner, June Thomas, Mike Williams, Christine White, Darren White
Williams, Christine White, Darren White
Make-up ManagerVictoria Taylor
Make-up TeamDiane Bedford, Alison Bedford, Kim Nichols & Jenni wood
Costume ManagerHelen Dayson
Costume TeamSue’s Costumes & Ruth Hepworth
SeamstressRuth Hepworth
PropertiesSandra Bolton, Christine Bean, Lynda Taylor
PhotographsDavid Hosie
Publicity ManagerLaura Cross
Publicity TeamLisa Fletcher, Lucy Paynter, Mike Lehman, Keving Long, Richard Young, Sian Tickner, Rob Tickner, Leah McBean-Willis
Sian Tickner, Rob Tickner, Leah McBean-Willis
WebsiteTim Canfield
ArtworkTim Canfield
ProgrammeLaura Cross, Thomas Bennett, Tatum LaPetarol
SceneryEcenary Hire Ltd, Newport, South Wales
Publicity BannersAura Print
Programme PrintingSatzuma Business Development
Handbill PrintingAdvent Print Group, Andover
Rehearsal tea ladiesLynda Taylor & Martha Crawford
The Orchestra
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Sax
Flute, Alto Sax, ClarinetAlison Hoyland
Clarinet, Tenor Sax, FluteZoe Phillips
Baritone Sax, ClarinetPaul Summers
Trumpet 1Martyn Hayward
Trumpet 2Lawrence Warburton
Trombone 1Paul Harris
Bass TrombonePaul Goodwin
HornPaul Dodge
ViolinAustin Pepper
CelloTessa Welford
BassNeil Charlton
KeyboardsJonathan Williams
PercussionDavid Perkins
Derek Vickers


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