The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation.
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, 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. 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 directed by Karen Elb, music directed by Lucas Schmidt, and choreographed by Lindy Ley. Included in the outstanding cast are Lucas Schmidt as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Corey Tickles as Igor, Christopher Ward as the Monster, Catherine Squibb as Inga, Lorrie Anderson as Elizabeth Benning, and Sarah Sanders as Frau Blücher.
This production is sponsored by the Bank of Tennessee, and by Sonia King and Mary B. Martin.
Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or go online to www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is excited to bring to their stage the hilarious comedy The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein. Shows run October 20 through November 5 at the theatre located at 125½ West Main Street in Jonesborough. (This show does contain adult humor.)