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.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is presented by Strauss Theatre Center on
Thursday, September 13th at 7pm,
Friday, September 14th at 7pm,
Saturday, September 15th at 7pm,
Sunday, September 16th at 2pm,
Friday, September 21st at 7pm,
Saturday, September 22nd at 7pm.
Director – Walter Allen
Music Director – Greg Oden
Young Frankenstein is Mel Brooks, not Mary Poppins. Some of the content in Young Frankenstein could be considered inappropriate for younger audiences.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY! Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled performance to allow time to park. Friendly ushers will assist latecomers to a seat at an appropriate moment at the discretion of the theatre.