From Scottsdale Musical Theater Company:
SCOTTSDALE MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS
THE PRODUCERS – The Mel Brooks Musical
December 31st – January 5th, 2015
SMTC welcomes Valley theatre veteran Terry Gadaire to the cast as “Roger DeBris”, Marina Blue Jarrette as “Ulla”, Patrick Russo as “Franz Liebkind” and Sky Christian Donovan as “Carmen Ghia”. They join the previously announced award-winning actors Matt Newhard as “Leo Bloom” and Hector Coris as “Max Bialystock.”Matt Newhard and Hector Coris have created comedic fireworks together in previous SMTC productions A Funny Thing Happened…Forum, Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Music Man. Terry Gadaire was just seen in Phoenix Theatre’s Memphis and recently portrayed Prof. Henry Higgins in Phoenix Symphony’s concert version of My Fair Lady. Marina Blue Jarrette appeared in White Christmas at Phoenix Theatre and will also be seen in their Anything Goes later this season. Patrick Russo and Sky Christian Donovan have both appeared in numerous productions across the valley.
Rounding out one of the biggest casts ever assembled by SMTC are Rick Baldwin, Rebecca Brosnan, Jordan Canning, Jessica Cole, Todd Corbeil, Karen Crouch, Matthew Earnest, Brittnay Foster, Kelvin Harper, Michael LeSueur, Randy Lowell, Kelsey Metz, Matt McDonald, Ashley Nebeker, Madison Ottinger, Beth Pargas, Tanya Schoenwolf, Roy Thielen, Brittney Truman, Lindsay Urbank Newhard, Eric Williams, Sandra Foster Williams and Monique Young.
The Producers will be directed and staged by SMTC executive producer and theatre veteran David Hock, with choreography by Bill Hotaling and musical direction by Curtis Moeller.
SMTC is presenting a special New Year’s Eve Gala performance and party on Wednesday, December 31st @ 8:30PM with the party (including fully catered food/dessert stations; DJ; party favors; soft drinks, coffee and tea; hosted champagne service; cash bar for all other alcoholic beverages) immediately following the performance to ring in the New Year. Gala tickets (show and party) are $145/each; with couples’ pricing at only $260. Performance only tickets are also available at $65 per person. The January performances are also now on sale for $32.00-$42.00 with senior and student discounted tickets available.
With its New Year’s Eve Gala performance and party, SMTC’s production of The Producers marks the first time ever that Tempe Center for Arts will be open to the general public on New Year’s Eve.
In their new home at TCA, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is now one of the biggest theatre companies in the Phoenix area, offering Broadway-sized entertainment at very affordable prices.