‘The funniest musical of all time’
'A comic free-for-all’
New York Times
Book by MEL BROOKS & THOMAS MEEHAN
Music and Lyrics by MEL BROOKS
Original Direction and Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN
By Special arrangement with Studio Canal
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australia)
Director and Choreographer: JOSEPH SIMONS
Musical Director: JACQUI DEVEREUX
Producer: ADAM GARDNIR
Associate Producer: SAM KLINGNER for SK Entertainment
Presented by Altitude Theatre at Brisbane Powerhouse
Outrageous. Zany. Hilarious. An equal opportunity offender!
Winner of a record twelve Tony Awards, The Producers is the blockbuster hit musical written by comedic genius Mel Brooks. A fading Broadway producer and his mousy accountant devise a brilliant scam:
to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway,
guaranteed to close on opening night…
Leave your prejudice at the door and prepare to laugh out loud with this fresh, made-in-Queensland season of a classic!
Matt Young as MAX BIALYSTOCK
Mark Hill as LEO BLOOM
Rachael Ward as ULLA
James Lee as ROGER DE BRIS
Alex Watson as CARMEN GHIA
Patrick Conolly as FRANZ LIEBKIND
Chloe Taylor as HOLD ME TOUCH ME
Jackson Reedman as STORMTROOPER
Ensemble includes Gabriella Boumford, Maddison Coleman, Austin Cornish, Shay Debney, Jasper Filshe,
Lachlan Griffith, Stephen Hirst, Dominique Milne, Kurt Myhill,
Dhuruva Padmanabhan, Melissa Russo,
Tyson Stuetz and Emma Whitefield
Director and Choreographer
A graduate of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Joseph Simons is a director, choreographer and performer in the forms of ballet, contemporary dance, physical theatre and music theatre. He has created new works for West Australian Ballet, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc., Force Majeure, Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Joseph’s Director and/or Choreographer credits include the musicals Miss Saigon, Company, Carousel, Peter Pan, The 20’s and All That Jazz and Fame!
After winning Outstanding Emerging Artist at the Australian Dance Awards in 2010, Joseph was selected as the 2013 Tanja Liedtke Fellow to undertake residencies at Ufer Studios, Berlin, the International Choreographic Laboratory, Frankfurt and the Margot Fonteyn Academy of Dance, New York, where he premiered his first full-length solo work, First Things First.
As part of a national 2019/2020 tour, Joseph was most recently seen at Brisbane Powerhouse in a sold-out season of his second solo show titled 100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale.
As a celebrated vocal specialist, Jacqui Devereux has over twenty years of experience in teaching voice. Across her extensive career, Jacqui has musically directed performances, master classes, ensembles and seminars throughout Australia and is currently Head of Musical Theatre at the Queensland College of Dance.
For the 2019 Brisbane Festival, Jacqui was vocal coach for Rhonda Burchmore’s Bang Bang! at The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent.
In performance, Jacqui is a versatile Mezzo Soprano and is highly accomplished in opera, musical theatre, recital, revue and cabaret. Jacqui has appeared in numerous musical theatre productions, ranging from the classics to contemporary and new works. Jacqui's distinguished voice can be heard on the original cast recordings of Bolivar! and The Red Devil.
At the Brisbane Powerhouse, audiences will remember Jacqui’s renowned portrayal of Margaret White in Carrie for Wax Lyrical, directed by Zoë Tuffin. In 2019, she was a lead vocalist in Oscar Theatre’s Killer Queens, having been cast in the company’s original production of Boy & Girl, plus the highly acclaimed Rat Pack revue, Seven On Sinatra, produced by Troy Armstrong for the 2017 Queensland Cabaret Festival.