“The Producers” come to BU

For immediate release: Oct. 15, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s 2007-08 Celebrity Artist Series continues with the national tour of the musical, “The Producers,” on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

“The Producers” is the story of a down-on-his-luck theatrical producer, Max Bialystock, and his mousy accountant, Leo Bloom, who hatch a scheme to raise more money than needed for a guaranteed Broadway flop and pocket the difference. Described by The New York Times as “a sublimely ridiculous spectacle that will leave you delirious,” Mel Brooks’ musical won a record 12 Tony Awards during its six-year Broadway run that ended in April.

The character of Max Bialystock will be performed by Brad Nacht, who has previously performed in the national tour of “The Full Monty.” His other musical appearances include “Kiss Me Kate,” “The Fantasticks” and “South Pacific.” Austin Owen will play Leo Bloom in his national tour debut. He has previously performed in regional performances of “CATS,” “Godspell,” “Oklahoma” and “Footloose.”
“The Producers” contains adult subject matter and some profanity and is not recommended for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are $25 for adults.

Other programs in the Celebrity Artist Series’ 22nd season are listed below. All will be presented in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

  • Illusionist Mike Super, Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults.
  • Poinsettia Pops, Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults.
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company, Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults.
  • “Evita,” Sunday, April 13, 2008, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults.
  • BU Jazz Festival, featuring Bobby Zankel & The Warriors of Wonderful Sound, Friday, April 25, 2008, at noon. Tickets are $5 for adults.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.