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Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Alison Mattiza
Assistant Director Valerie Ruel

Musical Direction by Catherine Rahm

Choreographed by Alison Mattiza

Produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete
November 11 – December 17, 2016

Young Frankenstein is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. This hilarious musical is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. But this musical comedy hit, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award, is not without scary and hilarious complications. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and the famous “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” this show is scientifically-proven to be monstrously good entertainment!

Character

CAST

Played by
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein ············ Jesse D. Saywell
The Monster ············ Seth Freed
Igor ············ Steffan Scrogan
Inga ············ Elizabeth Bouton
Elizabeth Benning ············ Esme Brown
Frau Blucher ············ Dana Weisman
Inspector Hans Kemp ············ Peter Miller
Blind Hermit ············ Jim Witoszynski
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein ············ Michael Berckart
Ziggy ············ Roy Okida
Steward ············ Lyndsay Palmer
Dance Captain / Ensemble ············ Jessie Harrison
Ensemble ············ Mark Bruce-Casares
Francesca Farina
Samuel Goldman
Lynn Gutstadt
Brett Lark
Fiona Okida
Kim Peterson

CAST PICTURES

Featured characters: front: Inga, Frederick, Elizabeth; rear: Igor, The Monster, Frau Blucher.
Frederick reads his grandfather’s book: How I Did It.
Igor brings Frederick a brain for his reanimation experiment.
Frederick checks to see if The Monster is alive.
Frederick has upset the Monster and attempts to get Igor, Inga and Frau Blucher to help him.
Elizabeth asks Frederick to “Please Don't Touch Me.”
Elizabeth's surprise arrival interrupts Frederick and Inga “working” in the lab.
The Monster frightens Elizabeth... until she gets to know him better!
The women of the ensemble: front: Kim Peterson, Jessie Harrison, Lyndsay Palmer; rear: Francesca Farina, Lynn Gutstadt, Fiona Okida
The men of the ensemble: front: Michael Berckart, Brett Lark, Samuel Goldman; rear: Roy Okida, Mark Bruce-Casares, Jim Witoszynski
Elizabeth tells her fiancé, “Please Don’t Touch Me.”
Inga enjoys a “Roll in the Hay.”
Victor persuades Frederick to “Join the Family Business.”
More family business.
Is Igor doing an impersonation of Hamlet?
Frau Blucher recalls, “He Vas My Boyfriend.”
Will the Monster be a friend to the Blind Hermit?
The Monster dances to “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”
Elizabeth discovers “Deep Love” with the Monster.
Photos by Shari Barrett and West Maatita

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