The Producers - Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

The action now moves to the bare stage at the theatre where Max, Leo and Ulla are joined by Roger and Franz. The stage fills with various types of people dancing in Hitler costumes under the direction of Carmen Ghia. Vocal auditions begin, and Roger quickly dismisses a succession of singers in Hitler costume. Franz takes offense at some of the men who are overtly homosexual, claiming that the Fuhrer was a strong man and not a mousy, mama's boy.

Franz sings a signature piece in a very strong German accent, and Max realizes that Franz is the perfect person to play Hitler in the musical.

Act 2, Scene 2 Analysis

This scene speaks to some historical and cultural aspects of the time period of the late 1950's, and the proposition that Adolf Hitler may have been a homosexual. Franz' strong objections to the homosexual men auditioning...

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