"The Producers," The Musical Descriptive Essay

"The Producers," The Musical
A review of the characters and the plot in the musical, "The Producers," which was adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.
# 117060 | 737 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 11, 2009 in Drama and Theater (American) , Music Studies (General)


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Description:

This paper reviews and discusses the musical, "The Producers," which was adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film with the same name. The paper discusses the plot and the characters in the musical. The writer also discusses her experience in watching the musical in Las Vegas and the profound effect that it had on her.

From the Paper:

"On opening night, Bloom and Bialystock can hardly wait to sneak off with the money; they are convinced that the production will be a flop. Surprisingly, "Springtime for Hitler" is an absolute success. All the critics love it, believing that the play's primary aim was to make fun of Hitler. Max and Leo are stunned with disbelief; both men know that they face a serious dilemma. Soon after, Max Bialystock is arrested. Leo, on the other hand, takes off with the two million dollars and his blonde, attractive assistant, Ulla. After Ulla and Leo spend some time in Rio; Leo returns. Realizing the importance of friendship, Leo Bloom turns himself in. The two men are together again and face a five year sentence in Sing Sing prison. Towards the end of the musical, set in the Sing Sing prison; Max and Leo produce a musical entitled "Prisoners of Love.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brooks, Mel "The Producers Script - Screenplay from the Mel Brooks movie." Drew's Script-O-Rama: free movie scripts and screenplays. 20 Apr. 2009 <http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/p/the-producers-script-screenplay.html>.
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  • "What is a Musical?." Musicals101.com - The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musicals. 20 Apr. 2009 <http://www.musicals101.com/musical.htm>.

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