YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – The Musical
That’s Fronkensteen – my name, it’s pronounced FRONKENSTEEN!
Mel Brooks’ riotously funny send-up of 1930s horror films gets a musical version, complete with side-splitting jokes, hilarious songs and a tap-dancing monster!
Desperate to escape his grandfather Victor’s legacy, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (now pronounced “Fronkensteen”) is Dean of Anatomy at New York's most famous institute of higher learning, the Johns, Miriam and Anthony Hopkins School of Medicine. Hearing of his grandfather’s passing he leaves behind his mad-cap fiancée Elizabeth to travel to Transylvania in order to settle his grandfather’s estate.
However, once there he discovers his grandfather’s secret library and becomes convinced that it might actually be possible to re-animate dead tissue. With the help of servants Igor, Inga and the fearsome housekeeper Frau Blücher he creates his own monster, who escapes causing panic amongst the local villagers (led by Chief of Police, Inspector Hans Kemp). Further complications ensue with the unexpected arrival of Elizabeth and her entourage.
Mel Brooks is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Three of his films (including “Young Frankenstein”) ranked in the top 15 of the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 comedy films of the past 100 years (1900–2000). Following the critical and commercial success of his musical version of “The Producers”, Brooks began composing the score to a Broadway musical adaptation of Young Frankenstein, which he says is "perhaps the best movie [he] ever made."
The world premiere was performed at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, between August 7, 2007, and September 1, 2007, after which it opened on Broadway at the former Lyric Theatre.
Pirates production is presented in English with a cast of 30 actors and a live orchestra.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Directed by: Neil Johnson
Choreographed by: Dominique Vitali
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Auteursbureau ALMO bvba, on behalf of Music Theatre International Europe
In EnglishDuration: 180 ‘ (including intermission)
Please note that some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children. Parental discretion advised for children under 14 years of age.
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