Mel Brooks’ outrageous Tony-winning musical comedy The Producers tells the story of broke Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom. Desperate for cash, these two schemers hatch a plan to produce a musical that’s sure to be a failure so they can cut and run with the unspent production money. But when their “big flop” turns out to be a huge hit, they’re in trouble. Based on the classic 1968 film, and featuring a show-within-a-show – the hilariously tasteless Springtime for Hitler – The Producers skewers the over-the-top absurdities of musical theater while delivering a heartfelt tale of the true friendship that develops between two would-be con artists. Catch this Nightblue Performing Arts Company production of the classic comedy at Stage 773 in Chicago.