Director Mark Martino explains what has made the beloved musical such a smash hit
By Mark Martino, Director
When the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s audiences settle into their seats in January for The Producers, they’ll be enjoying one of the handful of shows (in the last 25 years that list would include Rent, Angels in America, The Book of Mormon and Hamilton) that truly rank as unqualified, runaway smash hits. But just what is the elusive brew that cooks up a show that breaks awards and box office records and causes normally-rational people to willingly pay $400 a seat for a couple of hours of belly laughs? Well in the case of The Producers, the recipe is as follows:
I can’t wait to direct The Producers for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. I know from my past happy experiences at the Theatre that we can – and will – offer our own spectacularly produced version of this once-in-a-lifetime musical. I am so looking forward to sharing this show with you in January; I’ll be the one in the back laughing long and loud at the outrageous antics, and shedding a quiet happy tear for the sweet sincere love of show business that informs all of those laughs.
January 10 – 29
Sponsored by Jane Napier and William W. Napier