October 6-15, 2023
Willow Bend Center of the Arts
It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
Director: Lizz Bashore
Music Director: William "Billy" Veer
Choreographers: Allison Larrea & Sam Howard
The Mel Brooks Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Book by MEL BROOKS and THOMAS MEEHAN | Music and Lyrics by MEL BROOKS | Original Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman
Young Frankenstein Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 7, 2:30 PM
Saturday, October 7, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 8, 6:30 PM *
Thursday, October 12, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 13, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2:30 PM
Saturday, October 14, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2:30 PM
*ASL interpreted performance. Recommended seating to see the interpreter is on the stage right side (right side of the screen).
SUGGESTED AUDIENCE AGE
Content Warnings: Adult Themes, Depictions of Violence/Death, Implied Sexual Content, Male and Female Innuendo
$28 orchestra center
$20 orchestra sides