The season of ghosts and ghoulies lives on a bit beyond Halloween as the New Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" visits the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in a musical re-telling of a classic tale.
Based on the Oscar-nominated 1974 film, "Young Frankenstein," this version re-imagines the Mary Shelley classic as a bright young Dr. Frankenstein attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterpiece and bring a corpse to life. An esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, Frederick Frankenstein inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania and must decide whether to stay in that country and continue his grandfather’s work or return to his comfortable life in New York. Aided by his faithful helper, Igor; his lab assistant, Igna; and his self-absorbed fiancé, Elizabeth; the young man succeeds in creating a monster but not without scary and unexpected complications.
Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show’s score includes “The Transylvania Mania”, “He Vas My Boyfriend” and an offbeat treatment of Irving Berlin’s famous “Putting’ On the Ritz.”
Mel Brooks wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book along with his team from another of his big hits, "The Producers."
Tickets are now on sale and may be obtained through the Marshall Artists Series Box office located on the east end of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center or by calling ext. 6-3326. The box office is open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
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