The Academy for the Performing Arts opens the door to its musical season with Mel Brooks’ hilarious Broadway sensation, “The Producers.” “The Producers” plays on the main stage in the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium and Bell Tower on the HBHS campus at 1905 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA 92648. The show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the weekends of October 14-16 and the 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $16 for students/seniors 65+ and can be purchased online at http://www.hbapa.org/see. Group and military rates are available directly through the APA office. “This is “The Producers” debut among OC high schools,” said Director Tim Nelson, “We’re excited to be the first to take on this production.” About The Producers:A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' laugh-out-loud spectacle. As a big Broadway musical, “The Producers” once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a true Broadway hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. We follow the antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way through finding a show, hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.