The talented cast of Stage West has really out done themselves this time with the hilarious new Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein”.
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.
Of course, decades ago, Young Frankenstein was a 1974 American horror comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein.
However, the Stage West rendition synopsis has the 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.
The talented Kevin Dennis, who plays Frederick Frankenstein, and the rest of this amazing cast, had audiences laughing from start to finish.
Costume, set design and, most impressive, the ‘Monster’ himself (played by Adam Stevenson) were very true to the era and the 1974 film that is still a favourite.
Young Frankenstein: The Musical by Mel Brooks runs at Stage West until June 26, 2016 so get your tickets today!