It’s for springtime Malaysia!
Writer: Dominic Luk
Published: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
PAN Productions, one of the most exciting new production companies in Malaysia that has produced a succession of critically acclaimed shows such as Cabaret in 2011, and The Wizard of Oz in 2012, returns this year with the Mel Brooks’ smash hit musical, The Producers.
Based on the 1968 film of the same name, the show follows the story of Max Bialystock and Leopold Bloom who have discovered a surefire way to make a fortune on Broadway: raise millions from little old lady “investors”, produce the worst play in a long history of flops, and then run off with the money when the play closes on opening night. With songs including I Wanna Be A Producer and the infamous Springtime for Hitler, The Producers is a hilarious, glittering and irreverent spoof of traditional Broadway musicals that will delight audiences with it’s trademark comic moments and slapstick humor!
The Producers went on to win a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards on the Broadway stage, including Best Book, Best Score, and Best Musical, before it was turned into the 2005 hit movie starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Uma Thurman. This is the first time The Producers will be staged in Southeast Asia. The two would-be producers Max Bialystock and Leopold Bloom will be played by Peter Ong who played The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, and Vince Chong, winner of Akademi Fantasia Season 1.
This production, directed by Nell Ng and choreographed by Farah Sulaiman, is proudly presented by Berjaya Corporation Berhad and sponsored by AmPrivate Banking, KLK Holdings and OCBC Bank. Other supporters include Zoos Advertising and M.A.C. Cosmetics.
Dates: April 26 – May 11
Venue: Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center (KLPAC)
8.30 pm (Tuesdays - Saturdays)
3.00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
RM125, RM105, RM85 (call KLPAC Box Office at 03-4047-9000 for tickets)