The Producers won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards after its 2001 debut on Broadway and has toured the world since then. On Saturday, the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson will open the first Florida-produced version of Mel Brooks' irreverent musical, to run through Feb. 22.
The show stars Michael L. Walters, right, as conniving show producer Max Bialystock, Show Palace music director Michael Ursua, left, as his mousy accountant Leo Bloom, and Erin Romero, center, as Ulla, their voluptuous receptionist.
Bialystock and Bloom con elderly females into investing in a politically incorrect Broadway show that is doomed to fail and, thanks to tricky accounting, make the guys rich. Instead, the musical succeeds — and gives them nothing but headaches.
The show features Matthew McGee (A Tuna Christmas) as the fey director Roger DeBris and Candler Budd (A Tuna Christmas) as the bird-loving Nazi, Franz Liebkind. Choreographers are Chris and Shanna Sell (national tour of Cats).
See The Producers in matinee and evening performances Saturday-Feb. 22 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip. Not recommended for ages 15 and younger. (727) 863-7949 or toll free 1-888-655-7469; showpalace.net.