'Fuhrer Furor': Worth it for that joke alone . . .
Starlight Theatre Association
It was a beautiful night for a musical comedy at Starlight, and "The Producers" doesn't disappoint. Brad Oscar as Max Bialystock and Roger Bart as Leo Bloom were--quite deservingly--the big stars of this show, but talented local actress Cathy Barnett stole the audience's attention when she came onstage as "Hold Me-Touch Me" and the "Showgirl Reject." Kilty Reidy (Roger De Bris) and Dan O'Conner (Carmen Ghia) are hilarious in their roles as a gay director and his "assistant," although the stereotypes are laid on a little thick with a parody of The Village People during one of their numbers. The "flop" musical "Springtime for Hitler" that turns into a hit is hilarious to see; make sure to watch for the swastika-shaped chorus line. Lots of slapstick, good acting and enjoyable songs. Starlight says the show is not for youngsters, but aside from a man in drag and some racy dialogue scattered here and there--when it is funny, not gratuitous--it doesn't seem to be much to worry about.
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