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In this song, we are introduced to flamboyant director Roger DeBris (Gary Beach) and the rest of his production team. They are at first reluctant about putting on Springtime, but Max and Leo manage to convince them, by allowing them to make it “as gay as anyone could possibly want!”

Keep It Gay

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Keep It Gay

The Producers Keep It Gay Lyrics

Listen, Roger: did you get a chance yet to read Springtime for Hitler? ROGER: Read it? I devoured it! I for one, for instance, never realized that the Third Reich meant Germany. MAX: Yeah, how ‚bout that? Then you’ll do it? ROGER: Do it? Of course not. The theatre’s so obsessed With dramas so depressed It’s hard to sell a ticket on Broadway Shows should be more pretty Shows should be more witty Shows should be more… What’s the word? LEO: Gay? ROGER: Exactly! No matter what you do on the stage Keep it light, keep it bright, keep it gay! Whether it’s murder, mayhem or rage Don’t complain, it’s a pain Keep it gay! CARMEN: People want laughter when they see a show The last thing they’re after’s a litany of woe ROGER & CARMEN: A happy ending will pep up your play… ROGER: Oedipus won’t bomb… CARMEN: If he winds up with Mom! Keep it gay! ROGER: Keep it gay… ROGER & CARMEN: Keep it gay! MAX: Couldn’t agree with you more. And you have our blessings, Roger, to make Springtime for Hitler just as gay as anyone could possibly want. So, c’mon, do it for us, please. ROGER: No, sorry, Max, but it’s simply not my cup of tea. Still, fair is fair, perhaps I should ask my production team what they think. This is my set designer, Bryan. BRYAN: Keep it glad, keep it mad, keep it gay! ROGER: And here’s my costume designer, Kevin. KEVIN: Hello… Keep it happy, keep it snappy, keep it gay! BRYAN & KEVIN: We’re clever, creative It’s our job to see That ev’rything’s perfect for Mr. De Bris! ROGER: Next, Scott, my choreographer… SCOTT: Hi there… ROGER: And, ah, finally, last and least, my lighting designer, Shirley Markowitz. SHIRLEY: Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay LEO: I don’t think we’re getting to them, Max. What do we do now? MAX: Watch this. Roger, listen. I think that Springtime for Hitler would be a marvelous opportunity for you. I mean, up to now, you’ve always been a__ociated with frivolous musicals. ROGER: You’re right. I’ve often felt as though I’ve been throwing my life away on silly little entertainments. Dopey showgirls in gooey gowns. Two-three-kick-turn! Turn-turn-kick-turn! CARMEN: Oh, Roger. ROGER: It’s enough to make you heave. Nonetheless, sorry, Max. I just couldn’t do Springtime for Hitler MAX: Why not? Think of the prestige. ROGER: No. MAX: Think of the respect. ROGER: No, no, no. MAX: Think of … the Tony! CARMEN & THE TEAM: ! ROGER: Ngaaaaaahhhhh! MAX: What’s the matter? LEO: Is he all right? CARMEN: He’s having a stroke… MAX & LEO: What? CARMEN: .. genius! ROGER: I see it! I see it! At last. The chance to do something important! CARMEN: Roger de Bris presents History! ROGER: Of course that whole second act has to be rewritten. They’re losing the war? Excuse me. It’s too downbeat. CARMEN: Roger de Bris presents History! ROGER: But ;s a wild idea, but it just might work… I see a line of beautiful girls Dressed as storm troopers, each one a gem With leather boots and whips on their hips It’s risque, dare I say, S & M! CARMEN & THE TEAM: Love it! ROGER: I see German soldiers dancing through France Played by chorus boys in very tight pants And wait, there’s more – they win the war! And the dances they do will be daring and new Turn-turn-kick-turn, turn-turn-kick-turn One-two-three-kick-turn! Keep it sassy, keep it classy, keep it… MAX: That is brilliant. Brilliant! Roger, I speak for Mr. Bloom and myself when I sawy that you are the only man in the world who can do justice to Springtime for Hitler. Will you do it, please? LEO: Please. ROGER: Wait a minute. This is a very big decision. It might effect the course of my entire life. I shall have to think about it…I’ll do it. I’ll do it! Sabu, champagne! ROGER, CARMEN & THE TEAM: If at the end you want them to cheer Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay Whether it’s Hamlet, Othello or Lear Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay CARMEN: Comedy’s joyous, a constant delight Dramas annoy us… ROGER & CARMEN: .. ruin our night. ROGER, CARMEN & THE TEAM: So keep your Strindbergs and Ibsens at bay… ROGER: I’ll sign… KEVIN: Sign… BRYAN: Sign… SCOTT: Sign… CARMEN: Sign… SHIRLEY: Sign… MAX & LEO: Sign… ROGER: Roger Elizabeth De Bris! ALL: Keep it gay!!

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The Producers Keep It Gay Lyrics

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“The Producers”Aug. 9 – 25Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre 

Kilpatrick’s Max Bialystock is an old-school Broadway producer whose latest show is a critical and commercial dud, closing after one performance.

“He is down on his luck,” Kilpatrick says. “He can’t produce a hit.”

Max is not deterred, though. When naïve accountant Leo Bloom visits him the next day, he convinces Leo to work together. Their plan is to raise two million dollars to produce a show, hire the worst creative people they can find, make the worst musical ever, have it close and keep the profits. The play they decide to pursue is “Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden.”

A very prominent subplot of “The Producers” involves Roger De Bris, the outlandishly gay director — the worst in the city, Max feels — who Max and Leo hire to stage the musical. Roger lives with his male lover Carmen (his “common law assistant”) and they are surrounded by all sorts of flamboyant gay men in their home.

When Leo and Max go to visit, it’s a culture shock for Leo.

“Max has probably seen this before, but not Leo,” Kilpatrick says.

Brooks has deliberately made the scene, and the signature number “Keep it Gay,” over the top.

“It’s a juxtaposition between the feel of 1959 and the feel of 2013,” Kilpatrick says. “We tend to be politically correct now but the show is not politically correct and that is one of the things I love about it. That scene is sort of a spoof of how the straight community perceived gay people at that time.”

The rest of the cast includes Christopher Kent as Leo, Vatican Lokey as Roger and Meg Gillentine as Inga, the sexy blonde who enters Leo’s life. Gillentine has moved back to the area after a considerable amount of time in New York, including starring in several Broadway productions.

Kilpatrick first took on Max as few years back when the Gainesville Theatre Alliance staged the musical.

“This show is so big,” he says. “The first time was about learning everything. I came in before uptight but now that I’ve done it I’m able to relax and explore the character more. I’ve found that I’m better prepared to offer myself.”

“This is exhausting, but you leap in with both feet,” he admits. “You don’t worry about the energy level.”

The performer took on an administrative role with the Lyric three years ago. He is now the company’ associate artistic director.

He has been content for a while to split his time between acting and directing. He still loves both, even when it is time-consuming.

“I can go from doing administration to grabbing a bite to eat to doing a show,” Kilpatrick says. “You can get overextended if you’re not careful. But this is the life I chose. I can’t complain.”

After several years at the Strand Theatre in downtown Marietta, the Lyric has moved to a new location: the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre, a 600 seat venue. This is their 34th season and their 2013-2014 slate includes “Guys and Dolls,” Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies,” “Annie,” Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and Monty Python’s “Spamalot.”

Kilpatrick will star in “Guys and Dolls” and direct “Spamalot.” “The Producers” is directed by Brandt Blocker, the company’s artistic director.

The Producers

MAX:Listen, Roger: did you get a chance yet to read Springtime for Hitler? ROGER:Read it? I devoured it! I for one, for instance, never realized that the Third Reich meant Germany. MAX:Yeah, how ‚bout that? Then you’ll do it? ROGER:Do it? Of course theatre’s so obsessedWith dramas so depressedIt’s hard to sell a ticket on BroadwayShows should be more prettyShows should be more wittyShows should be ’s the word? LEO:Gay? ROGER:Exactly!No matter what you do on the stageKeep it light, keep it bright, keep it gay!Whether it’s murder, mayhem or rageDon’t complain, it’s a painKeep it gay! CARMEN:People want laughter when they see a showThe last thing they’re after’s a litany of woe ROGER & CARMEN:A happy ending will pep up your play… ROGER:Oedipus won’t bomb… CARMEN:If he winds up with Mom!Keep it gay! ROGER:Keep it gay… ROGER & CARMEN:Keep it gay! MAX:Couldn’t agree with you more. And you have our blessings, Roger,to make Springtime for Hitler just as gay as anyone could possibly , c’mon, do it for us, please. ROGER:No, sorry, Max, but it’s simply not my cup of , fair is fair, perhaps I should ask my production team what they is my set designer, Bryan. BRYAN:Keep it glad, keep it mad, keep it gay! ROGER:And here’s my costume designer, Kevin. it happy, keep it snappy, keep it gay! BRYAN & KEVIN:We’re clever, creativeIt’s our job to seeThat ev’rything’s perfect for Mr. De Bris! ROGER:Next, Scott, my choreographer… SCOTT:Hi there… ROGER:And, ah, finally, last and least, my lighting designer, Shirley Markowitz. SHIRLEY:Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay LEO:I don’t think we’re getting to them, Max. What do we do now? MAX:Watch this. Roger, listen. I think that Springtime for Hitlerwould be a marvelous opportunity for you. I mean, up to now,you’ve always been associated with frivolous musicals. ROGER:You’re right. I’ve often felt as though I’ve been throwing my life away on silly little entertainments. Deopy showgirls in gooey ! Turn-turn-kick-turn! CARMEN:Oh, Roger. ROGER:It’s enough to make you heave. Nonetheless, sorry, Max.I just couldn’t do Springtime for Hitler MAX:Why not? Think of the prestige. ROGER:No. MAX:Think of the respect. ROGER:No, no, no. MAX:Think of … the Tony! CARMEN & THE ! ROGER:Ngaaaaaahhhhh! MAX:What’s the matter? LEO:Is he all right? CARMEN:He’s having a stroke… MAX & LEO:What? genius! ROGER:I see it! I see it! At last. The chance to do something important! CARMEN:Roger de Bris presents History! ROGER:Of course that whole second act has to be rewritten. They’re losing the war? Excuse me. It’s too downbeat. CARMEN:Roger de Bris presents History! ROGER:But ’s a wile idea, but it just might work…I see a line of beautiful girlsDressed as storm troopers, each one a gemWith leather boots and whips on their hipsIt’s risque, dare I say, S & M! CARMEN & THE TEAM:Love it! ROGER:I see German soldiers dancing through FrancePlayed by chorus boys in very tight pantsAnd wait, there’s more – they win the war!And the dances they do will be daring and newTurn-turn-kick-turn, turn-turn-kick-turnOne-two-three-kick-turn!Keep it sassy, keep it classy, keep it… MAX:That is brilliant. Brilliant! Roger, I speak for Mr. Bloom and myselfwhen I sawy that you are the only man in the world who can do justiceto Springtime for Hitler. Will you do it, please? LEO:Please. ROGER:Wait a minute. This is a very big decision. It might effect the course of my entire life.I shall have to think about it…I’ll do it. I’ll do it!Sabu, champagne! ROGER, CARMEN & THE TEAM:If at the end you want them to cheerKeep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gayWhether it’s Hamlet, Othello or LearKeep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay CARMEN:Comedy’s joyous, a constant delightDramas annoy us… ROGER & ruin our night. ROGER, CARMEN & THE TEAM:So keep your Strindbergs and Ibsens at bay… ROGER:I’ll sign… KEVIN:Sign… BRYAN:Sign… SCOTT:Sign… CARMEN:Sign… SHIRLEY:Sign… MAX & LEO:Sign… ROGER:Roger Elizabeth De Bris! ALL:Keep it gay!!

The Producers

MAX:Listen, Roger: did you get a chance yet to read Springtime for Hitler? ROGER:Read it? I devoured it! I for one, for instance, never realized that the Third Reich meant Germany. MAX:Yeah, how ‚bout that? Then you’ll do it? ROGER:Do it? Of course theatre’s so obsessedWith dramas so depressedIt’s hard to sell a ticket on BroadwayShows should be more prettyShows should be more wittyShows should be ;s the word? LEO:Gay? ROGER:Exactly!No matter what you do on the stageKeep it light, keep it bright, keep it gay!Whether it’s murder, mayhem or rageDon’t complain, it’s a painKeep it gay! CARMEN:People want laughter when they see a showThe last thing they’re after’s a litany of woe ROGER & CARMEN:A happy ending will pep up your play… ROGER:Oedipus won’t bomb… CARMEN:If he winds up with Mom!Keep it gay! ROGER:Keep it gay… ROGER & CARMEN:Keep it gay! MAX:Couldn’t agree with you more. And you have our blessings, Roger,to make Springtime for Hitler just as gay as anyone could possibly , c’mon, do it for us, please. ROGER:No, sorry, Max, but it’s simply not my cup of , fair is fair, perhaps I should ask my production team what they is my set designer, Bryan. BRYAN:Keep it glad, keep it mad, keep it gay! ROGER:And here’s my costume designer, Kevin. it happy, keep it snappy, keep it gay! BRYAN & KEVIN:We’re clever, creativeIt’s our job to seeThat ev’rything’s perfect for Mr. De Bris! ROGER:Next, Scott, my choreographer… SCOTT:Hi there… ROGER:And, ah, finally, last and least, my lighting designer, Shirley Markowitz. SHIRLEY:Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay LEO:I don’t think we’re getting to them, Max. What do we do now? MAX:Watch this. Roger, listen. I think that Springtime for Hitlerwould be a marvelous opportunity for you. I mean, up to now,you’ve always been associated with frivolous musicals. ROGER:You’re right. I’ve often felt as though I’ve been throwing my life away on silly little entertainments. Deopy showgirls in gooey ! Turn-turn-kick-turn! CARMEN:Oh, Roger. ROGER:It’s enough to make you heave. Nonetheless, sorry, Max.I just couldn’t do Springtime for Hitler MAX:Why not? Think of the prestige. ROGER:No. MAX:Think of the respect. ROGER:No, no, no. MAX:Think of … the Tony! CARMEN & THE ! ROGER:Ngaaaaaahhhhh! MAX:What’s the matter? LEO:Is he all right? CARMEN:He’s having a stroke… MAX & LEO:What? genius! ROGER:I see it! I see it! At last. The chance to do something important! CARMEN:Roger de Bris presents History! ROGER:Of course that whole second act has to be rewritten. They’re losing the war? Excuse me. It’s too downbeat. CARMEN:Roger de Bris presents History! ROGER:But ;s a wile idea, but it just might work…I see a line of beautiful girlsDressed as storm troopers, each one a gemWith leather boots and whips on their hipsIt’s risque, dare I say, S & M! CARMEN & THE TEAM:Love it! ROGER:I see German soldiers dancing through FrancePlayed by chorus boys in very tight pantsAnd wait, there’s more – they win the war!And the dances they do will be daring and newTurn-turn-kick-turn, turn-turn-kick-turnOne-two-three-kick-turn!Keep it sassy, keep it classy, keep it… MAX:That is brilliant. Brilliant! Roger, I speak for Mr. Bloom and myselfwhen I sawy that you are the only man in the world who can do justiceto Springtime for Hitler. Will you do it, please? LEO:Please. ROGER:Wait a minute. This is a very big decision. It might effect the course of my entire life.I shall have to think about it…I’ll do it. I’ll do it!Sabu, champagne! ROGER, CARMEN & THE TEAM:If at the end you want them to cheerKeep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gayWhether it’s Hamlet, Othello or LearKeep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay CARMEN:Comedy’s joyous, a constant delightDramas annoy us… ROGER & ruin our night. ROGER, CARMEN & THE TEAM:So keep your Strindbergs and Ibsens at bay… ROGER:I’ll sign… KEVIN:Sign… BRYAN:Sign… SCOTT:Sign… CARMEN:Sign… SHIRLEY:Sign… MAX & LEO:Sign… ROGER:Roger Elizabeth De Bris! ALL:Keep it gay!!

The Producers

MAX:Listen, Roger: did you get a chance yet to read Springtime for Hitler? ROGER:Read it? I devoured it! I for one, for instance, never realized that the Third Reich meant Germany. MAX:Yeah, how ‚bout that? Then you’ll do it? ROGER:Do it? Of course theatre’s so obsessedWith dramas so depressedIt’s hard to sell a ticket on BroadwayShows should be more prettyShows should be more wittyShows should be ;s the word? LEO:Gay? ROGER:Exactly!No matter what you do on the stageKeep it light, keep it bright, keep it gay!Whether it’s murder, mayhem or rageDon’t complain, it’s a painKeep it gay! CARMEN:People want laughter when they see a showThe last thing they’re after’s a litany of woe ROGER & CARMEN:A happy ending will pep up your play… ROGER:Oedipus won’t bomb… CARMEN:If he winds up with Mom!Keep it gay! ROGER:Keep it gay… ROGER & CARMEN:Keep it gay! MAX:Couldn’t agree with you more. And you have our blessings, Roger,to make Springtime for Hitler just as gay as anyone could possibly , c’mon, do it for us, please. ROGER:No, sorry, Max, but it’s simply not my cup of , fair is fair, perhaps I should ask my production team what they is my set designer, Bryan. BRYAN:Keep it glad, keep it mad, keep it gay! ROGER:And here’s my costume designer, Kevin. it happy, keep it snappy, keep it gay! BRYAN & KEVIN:We’re clever, creativeIt’s our job to seeThat ev’rything’s perfect for Mr. De Bris! ROGER:Next, Scott, my choreographer… SCOTT:Hi there… ROGER:And, ah, finally, last and least, my lighting designer, Shirley Markowitz. SHIRLEY:Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay LEO:I don’t think we’re getting to them, Max. What do we do now? MAX:Watch this. Roger, listen. I think that Springtime for Hitlerwould be a marvelous opportunity for you. I mean, up to now,you’ve always been associated with frivolous musicals. ROGER:You’re right. I’ve often felt as though I’ve been throwing my life away on silly little entertainments. Deopy showgirls in gooey ! Turn-turn-kick-turn! CARMEN:Oh, Roger. ROGER:It’s enough to make you heave. Nonetheless, sorry, Max.I just couldn’t do Springtime for Hitler MAX:Why not? Think of the prestige. ROGER:No. MAX:Think of the respect. ROGER:No, no, no. MAX:Think of … the Tony! CARMEN & THE ! ROGER:Ngaaaaaahhhhh! MAX:What’s the matter? LEO:Is he all right? CARMEN:He’s having a stroke… MAX & LEO:What? genius! ROGER:I see it! I see it! At last. The chance to do something important! CARMEN:Roger de Bris presents History! ROGER:Of course that whole second act has to be rewritten. They’re losing the war? Excuse me. It’s too downbeat. CARMEN:Roger de Bris presents History! ROGER:But ;s a wile idea, but it just might work…I see a line of beautiful girlsDressed as storm troopers, each one a gemWith leather boots and whips on their hipsIt’s risque, dare I say, S & M! CARMEN & THE TEAM:Love it! ROGER:I see German soldiers dancing through FrancePlayed by chorus boys in very tight pantsAnd wait, there’s more – they win the war!And the dances they do will be daring and newTurn-turn-kick-turn, turn-turn-kick-turnOne-two-three-kick-turn!Keep it sassy, keep it classy, keep it… MAX:That is brilliant. Brilliant! Roger, I speak for Mr. Bloom and myselfwhen I sawy that you are the only man in the world who can do justiceto Springtime for Hitler. Will you do it, please? LEO:Please. ROGER:Wait a minute. This is a very big decision. It might effect the course of my entire life.I shall have to think about it…I’ll do it. I’ll do it!Sabu, champagne! ROGER, CARMEN & THE TEAM:If at the end you want them to cheerKeep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gayWhether it’s Hamlet, Othello or LearKeep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay CARMEN:Comedy’s joyous, a constant delightDramas annoy us… ROGER & ruin our night. ROGER, CARMEN & THE TEAM:So keep your Strindbergs and Ibsens at bay… ROGER:I’ll sign… KEVIN:Sign… BRYAN:Sign… SCOTT:Sign… CARMEN:Sign… SHIRLEY:Sign… MAX & LEO:Sign… ROGER:Roger Elizabeth De Bris! ALL:Keep it gay!!

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“Young Frankenstein”Through Aug. 17Onstage Atlanta 

Out performers Jeffery Brown and Cathe Hall Payne are in the cast of this musical version of the Mel Brooks comedy.

A number of gay actors appear in the ensemble of this lavish musical, based on the Victor Hugo novel and a Tony and Oscar winner.