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'The Producers' scores high by aiming low
'The Producers' scores high by aiming low

Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is a good show about a bad show. Based on his own 1968 movie, this Tony Award-winning 2001 Broadway musical remains as cheerfully vulgar as ever in the entertaining production by Silhouette Stages. Where appalling taste is concerned, it would be difficult to top a tune called "Springtime for Hitler." The show's ingeniously lowbrow premise is that a struggling producer realizes it's possible to make more money from a flop than a hit. All he needs is a clever accountant who knows how to cook the books. The two naturally assume that a festive showgirl-populated musical celebrating Hitler will be guaranteed to close on opening...

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