If you saw “The Producers” at Paris Las Vegas about five years ago, you didn’t really see “The Producers.”
Following a long-standing Strip tradition, that 90-minute version chopped more than an hour of songs and scenes from the Tony-winning Broadway musical.
But Super Summer Theatre’s about to change all that, concluding its 38th season with the Las Vegas debut of the original “Producers,” which opens a nine-performance run Thursday at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.
(The original musical version, that is — based on the original original, the Oscar-winning 1968 comedy that marked writer-director Mel Brooks’ big-screen debut.)
Joe Hynes , who’s directing the Super Summer production, first experienced the musical version of “The Producers” at Paris Las Vegas.
“Even when I saw it, I thought, ‘This is really great — but something’s missing,’ ” he recalls.
Not this time.
Super Summer audiences will see the same version of “The Producers” that captivated Broadway audiences in 2001 — and captured a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards (out of 15 nominations), including best musical.