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Candlelight to present Broadway send-up ‘The Producers’

The Candlelight Pavilion will present Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud musical “The Producers” beginning on February 27. 

The story follows down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, who come up with an outrageous moneymaking scheme. They will cozy up to “little old ladies” with deep pockets, procuring financial backing for a production so terrible, it is sure to be the most notorious flop in history. The show, they reason, will close after one night, leaving them free to skip town with millions of dollars.

When their plan backfires, hilarity ensues. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

In 2001, “The Producers,” based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 film, debuted on Broadway. Featuring a book co-written by Mr. Brooks and Thomas Meehan (“Annie”) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, the production garnered 12 Tony Awards, the most in Broadway history. It is a show that skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender.”

A preview performance—show only, no dinner—will be held on Friday, February 27 for $20. Desserts and beverages will be available for purchase in the lobby.

Regular shows, complete with a dinner and dessert, are held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with seating at 6 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m., and Sunday evenings with seating at 5 p.m. and curtain at 7 p.m. Matinees are held on Saturdays and Sundays with lunch seating at 11 a.m. and curtain at 12:45 p.m. Tickets range from $58 to $65 for matinees, $64 to $73 for evening shows.

For information, call the Candlelight box office at (909) 626-1254 or visit www.candlelightpavilion.com.

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