Gord and I saw The Producers this afternoon at Stage West.
Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film is turned into a Broadway musical about a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and his mild mannered accountant, Leo Bloom, who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! At the core of this insanely funny adventure is an emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.
Gord and I had seen the big splashy Mirvish production a couple years ago and enjoyed it.
The last few plays we've seen at Stage West haven't been that great so I wasn't really expecting much.
But I was pleasantly surprised ... it's good.
My only complaint is that the quality of the food (we do the brunch buffet) has gone downhill.