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Win a walk on role in ‘The Producers’

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

BEAVER CREEK ” When you’ve got it, flaunt it! Win a walk on role in the hit Broadway musical comedy “The Producers” when it comes to the Vilar Performing Arts Center Nov. 12. “The Producers” is the most Tony Award-winning musical in Broadway history, and now you have the opportunity to be part of it. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on backstage during a show ” here’s your chance to find out …

In a decidedly local twist on the production of a huge Broadway play, “The Producers” at the Vilar will feature two locals as guest stars in the play. One role will be played by Tony Mauro, local radio celebrity and GM of KZYR the Zephyr. Another lucky Valley resident will also be featured in a walk-on role, chosen from a pool of registrants at

“This is an incredible way to open up the Vilar Center stage, and to get everyone excited about what is sure to be an unforgettable production,” said the Vilar Center’s Kris Sabel. “We love the idea of our audience being involved in a show of this magnitude, and we know that everyone will be excited to see some familiar faces on the stage Nov. 12.”

Candidates for the walk-on role must be at least 13 years of age, but are not required to have any acting experience to win the part. Tune into KZYR 97.7 FM to learn more or log onto to register yourself or a friend to win the role.

The winner must be available at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 for a short rehearsal, and the role’s ideal “costume” is a dark suit for men, and a dress or dark dress suit for women.

The New York Times raved that “‘The Producers’ is a blissful spectacle that will leave you delirious!” and USA Today said that “Mel Brooks has put the comedy back into musical comedy… ‘The Producers’ is the funniest, most fearlessly irreverent thing ever seen on stage!”

Based on Brooks’ Academy Award-winning 1968 film, “The Producers,” tells the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. Together they hatch the ultimate scam: raise more money than needed for a sure-fire Broadway flop and pocket the difference. What is their theatrical fiasco? None other than the musical “Springtime for Hitler,” which foils their scheme by becoming a runaway hit!

Tickets are $78/$88/$98 based on seating and are available by calling the Vilar Center Box Office at 845-TIXS or by visiting

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