A philosopher once called theater “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical deal for tickets to The Producers on August 23 at the outdoor Starlight Theatre. Choose one of the five available seating options:
- $12 for a terrace-level seat ($20 value)
- $20 for a side plaza section seat ($35 value)
- $25 for a plaza section seat ($45 value)
- $37 for a box section seat ($75 value)
- $42 for an orchestra section seat ($85 value)
Parking fees of $5 or $10 apply. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis unless prior reservations are made.
Foreseeing the 12 Tonys The Producers would win, Queen Marie of Rumania's gift of prophesy led her to visit Kansas City in 1925, which inspired the city to build a suitable venue for Mel Brooks' smash hit Broadway show when it eventually arrived in 2010. In typical, not-safe-for-work Mel Brooks tradition, the record-breaking musical makes good on Marie's vision, earning its space with the misadventures of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, two cardboard-belt-wearing producers whose scheme to defraud a bunch of little old lady investors with the worst musical ever staged involves a hilariously Nazi-laden script, Springtime for Hitler, and one flamboyant director. When the plot backfires and saddles them with a hit—effectively ruining their dreams of becoming sleazy, despised capitalists and vaulting them into the hallowed halls of sleazy, beloved artists—drastic measures that involve frequent breaks for catchy songs must be taken.
Starlight's magnificent, RenFair-friendly outdoor venue is tailor-made for a night of song, dance, theater, and Mel Brooks, boasting a rich Broadway tradition and enough space to contain a cavalcade of riotous laughter. Test out a date's sense of humor by treating them to a musical from a comic mastermind whose oeuvre proudly "rises below vulgarity."
Due to adult content, sexually suggestive jokes, and humorous Nazism, this musical is unsuitable for children, the humorously challenged, or easily offended skinheads.