The Producers Reviews

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"I cracked up all night - it's one hole-in-one after another!" and "Laughs are in full Bloom!"
-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
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STAGE AND CINEMA
"Gloriously revived in a painfully funny revival by Chicago’s Mercury Theater, with scathing sets by Jeffrey D. Kimec and skewering costumes by Frances Maggio, The Producers is theatrical catnip!"
-Lawrence Bommer, Stage and Cinema
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CHICAGO CRITIC
“This show incorporates humor in every movement, every entrance, every costume, and every dance. It is nonstop, in-your-face satire. They try to offend everyone in a shamelessly glorious production.
-Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
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AROUND THE TOWN CHICAGO
“There is no doubt in my mind that you will fall in love with this production! The greatest ‘escape’ show one can see. You will forget any problems during this one!”
-Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago
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CHICAGO THEATRE REVIEW
“There’s never, ever a dull moment in this dazzlingly directed and produced show!” and “A flashy, resplendently produced, funny and honest version of Mel Brooks’ musical satire. Filled with clever dialogue, unrestrained profanity, politically incorrect plot points, titillating characters, adult humor, catchy songs and snappy choreography, all performed by a terrifically talented cast, Mercury Theater’s latest offering is a winner!”
-Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
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CHICAGOLAND THEATER REVIEWS
"...The Mercury revival validates “The Producers” as one of the great musicals in the American theater, far more than just a collection of Mel Brooks ethnic verbal and musical wisecracks and one-liners. Brooks is responsible for the music and lyrics and co-authored the book, as well as the script of the movie. Enhancing the brilliance of the show is the breakout performance by Bill Larkin. For all this comic bounty audiences should give much thanks."
-Dan Zeff, Chicagoland Theatre Reviews
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CHICAGOLAND MUSICAL THEATRE
"...his production of The Producers is all it should be. Indeed, Chicagoland patrons should make plans now for a fabulous Lakeview afternoon or evening’s entertainment at the coolest neighborhood theatre venue in town."
-Barry Reszel, Chicagoland Musical Theatre
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CHICAGO READER
“Bill Larkin and Matt Crowle remake the show’s leads (a crooked producer and his timid accountant) in their own image, finding new laughs in the old material while making their partnership seem less contrived.”
-Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader
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WINDY CITY TIMES
The Producers constantly lavishes audiences with gleefully infectious fun.”
Scott Morgan, Windy City Times
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PERFORMINK CRITIC'S PICK
"THE PRODUCERS had me riveted in my seat and awing at the comedic talent on display all the way through!"
-Rachel Weinberg, Performink
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NEW CITY STAGE - RECOMMENDED
“Done to a hectic perfection under the direction of L. Walter Stearns, Eugene Dizon and Brigitte Ditmars..."
-Irene Hsiao, New City Stage
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BROADWAY WORLD
“It's a master class in comedy!”
-Misha Davenport, Broadway World
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LE BON TRAVEL & CULTURE
“Even more irreverently captivating and more off-the-wall laughable than it’s ever been!"
-Betty Mohr, Le Bon Travel & Culture
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THIRD COAST REVIEW
“This whirlwind adventure left everyone raving on the way out of the theater!”
-Andrea Palm, Third Coast Review
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PLALIST HQ – MUST SEE!
“This show is what musical comedies are all about! Even after two and half hours, the audience was left wanting more.”
-Quinn Delaney, Playlist HQ
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