The famous Mel Brooks musical THE PRODUCERS to open in Estonia, November 2020
Some writers, directors, practitioners, performers or musicians are legendary. But Mel Brooks, a comedy genius, has become legendary in many different areas of the show business world. He is not only a clever, intelligent writer, performer and director - he is also a talented musical theatre creator.
His famous movie comedy THE PRODUCERS was produced on Broadway in 2001, as a new fully musicalised version. It won the record-breaking 12 Tony Awards out of the 15 Tony Awards it was nominated for. THE PRODUCERS did something new to Broadway shows, brining comedy and Adolf Hitler to the front row. Now, this musical has been produced in almost every major theatre in the world - and next year Estonian audiences will get the first look at this hilarious musical.
I will be returning to the famous Vanemuine Theatre to direct the Estonian premiere of THE PRODUCERS, opening November 28th, 2020. My previous Estonian musical - LES MISÉRABLES - begins its 3rd sold out year this September, and I am so happy to return to this theatre and community of theatre lovers.
THE PRODUCERS flirts intelligently towards our profession, making fun of almost every single area and element of theatre making, and the theatre world. My fantastic team will include Karmo Mende (Set & Costume Design), Gunilla Olsson (Choreography), Matthew Jordan (Associate Choreography), Taavi Kull (Music Direction), and Toomas Paidra (Sound Design).
Look out, Estonia - here comes THE PRODUCERS!