Cat Call Brings Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” to the Tower

Cat Call Brings Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” to the Tower

Cat Call Productions returns for a fourth year of all local, professional quality musical theater, this time with Mel Brooks’ Tony Award-winning musical farce, The Producers. A washed-up Broadway mogul and neurotic accountant decide they can make more money with a bomb than a hit. They set out to produce the worst show in Broadway history, a sure-fire flop. But somewhere along the way things go horribly—and hilariously—right!

“We have an incredibly talented cast who can’t wait to take over the Tower with this irreverent comedy,” said Tifany LeGuyonne, co-creator and co-executive producer of Cat Call. The production is directed by Sandy Silver with choreography by Michelle Mejaski. It stars David Simpson as scheming Max Bialystock, Brad Ruder as cook-the-books bookkeeper Leo Bloom, Kimmie Fountain as Swedish bombshell Ulla, Rick Johnson as Nazi songwriter Franz Liebkind, Scott Carroll as New York’s worst director Roger De Bris, and Quin Mansfield as his “common law-assistant” Carmen Ghia.

The musical adaptation of Brooks’ film of the same name won a record 12 Tony Awards. This is the first time the production has been staged in Central Oregon. “With Chicago, Cabaret and Little Shop of Horrors under our belts, we’re ready to deliver all the outrageousness and laughs of The Producers,” concluded LeGuyonne.

Stacey Dodson, U.S. Bank Regional President, added: “U.S. Bank is honored to sponsor the Marquee Series, and to support Cat Call’s creative talents. We are delighted to partner with the Tower Theatre Foundation in their mission to bring the performing arts to our community, enriching the lives of all those who call Central Oregon home.”

BendBroadband is a supporting sponsor of the Marquee Series. The Producers is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians.

Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.

What: “The Producers” – A Mel Brooks Musical
When:    September 14-15 ~ 8 pm 
            September 16 ~ 4 pm 
            September 19-22 ~ 8 pm
Where: Tower Theatre ~ 835 NW Wall Street ~ Bend, Oregon
Tickets: $30 / $35 ~ Reserved seating 
            541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org

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