Reviews

Review excerpts from Bob’s 2005-2006 tour of The Producers:

 

“If Gleason was The Greatest, so is Bob Amaral. Amaral’s take on Max is sensational.”
Reno Gazette Journal

 

“As Max, Amaral even seems to swell physically. When he swaggers through “The King of Broadway” … he establishes Max’s character and his world in a stroke. His big number after the scheme falls apart, “Betrayed,” is a tour de force for Amaral…”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

“Amaral has a deft √©lan, slyly underlining jokes with his polished timing and pointed asides. His enduring Bialystock always has hope.”
Sacramento Bee

 

“Amaral is particularly delightful, delivering a version of Max that is amoral yet somehow lovable.”
Reno Gazette-Journal

 

“Although Zero and Gene aren’t around, Amaral and Taylor and the rest of the crew do Mel Brooks proud with one raunchy, anarchic tour-de-friggin-force.”
Metro Times

 

“Amaral is on full tilt throughout the show, running madly, falling over furniture and nearly getting into fistfights. All the while he is belting out tunes. It’s a wonder the talented actor does not pass out.”
The Star Newspapers

 

“Amaral’s is very much a comedian’s take on Bialystock, and he lends the lovable sleaze who can’t buy a hit an air of desperate energy. His timing is also first-rate in both the single entendres and doubletakes crammed into the script.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

 

“Bob Amaral takes on the role of Max Bialystock. He moves with grace, sings with aplomb, and delivers a joke with a flourish…. Amaral embraced the role, and the audience shook with laughter at his double takes, line deliveries and malleable face.”
Arizona Daily Star

 

“Bob Amaral is terrific as the sleazy, sneaky producer Max Bialystock who will do anything to make his show a flop.”
Broadway-San Diego

 

“Bob Amaral plays Bialystock with vaudevillian gusto as he carries out his delightfully devious scheme with his partner, the meek accountant Leo Bloom. Amaral is a gifted physical comedian who must have borscht in his veins. Forty years ago, he might well have been a featured player on “Your Show of Shows,” the Sid Caesar TV comedy show on which Brooks was a writer in the 1950s.”
Mercury News

 

“Amaral is a wonderful choice, filling quite adeptly the massive shoes left for him by Nathan Lane.”
San Francisco Independent

 

“Amaral’s Max – dark and sly, gregarious, with the throaty chuckle of a Borscht Belt comedian after a couple of cocktails – had the audience in his dressing-gown pocket by the second scene, when he sings the snappy “We Can Do It.”… Amaral’s boisterous good-naturedness is so engaging – and his comic timing so precise – that by the end, he claims Max as his own.”
Fresno Bee