Saturday, October 25, 2008

"The Producers"


I finally managed to go and see "The Producers" at the Palace in Georgetown. I've been trying for a while, but what with "Romeo and Juliet" and other distractions, I've been running late on this one.

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are in the area, go and see this.

I took Chandra and Vanessa with me, and it did my heart good to hear them laugh out loud!

The only criticism I have is that the set changes are a bit awkward. I'm not sure how they could be expedited, given the space and the many changes required, but, as that's the only thing I didn't like, it really doesn't matter.

The role of Ulla is played by two girls, and tonight it was Sara Burke.

Sara has a voice. A very special voice. Somebody who can go from Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar," to Ulla in this one, is a force to be reckoned with.

And the Matts--Matt Gauck as Max Bialystock, Matt Connely as Roger DeBris, and Matthew Burnett as Carmen Ghia, absolutely rocked the house.

Larry Frier as Leo Bloom, has a sort of Clay Aiken charm, as well as a hell of a voice.

Barb Jernigan has done something very special with the sets, and I've heard that the pictures of Shakespeare in the yarmulke are to be auctioned off as a fund raiser for the Palace. Roger's house, all pink marble, is beautiful, as are all the drops.


If you can, go and see it. It has four more performances. If you miss it, you will regret it.


  1. I agree--this is a great show. I love the line, "May I take your hat, your coat, your swastika?"

  2. Oh, God! And Carmen Ghia's great floating leaps across the stage!

    I still have not stopped laughing!

  3. Of course the contributers and their walkers was fabulous!!

  4. Looks as though you had a really busy weekend, Ronni. Nice to get out with the girls, though.

    The weather here on Saturday was simply appalling. Driving rain and sixty mile an hour winds. Of course, I had to be out of the house more than usual.

    By the way, Susan is gorgeous!