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Mel Brooks

'The Producers' Makes Two CT Stops

'The Producers' Makes Two CT Stops

When "The Producers" first went on tour after winning 12 Tony Awards and becoming the first Broadway sensation of the 21st century, the show was such a big deal that it visited two major theaters in Connecticut (the Bushnell and the Oakdale) back to back.

Well, that's happening again, although on a much smaller scale. The musical, adapted by Mel Brooks from his landmark 1968 film, remains a crowd pleaser. The latest tour of the wheeling-dealing show-about-a-horrible show ("Springtime for Hitler") has two one-night-stands in the state: 7 p.m., Friday Oct. 30, at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury; and 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State St.,...