Stage Right Productions & Bits & Pieces Custom Framing presents A New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein at 2nd Street Theater October 28 through November 12.
The musical is based on the beloved Mel Brooks movie that premiered in 1974, Young Frankenstein, starring Gene Wilder, Terry Garr, Chloris Leachman, Marty Feldman and Peter Boyle.
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. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
“We’re excited and honored to pay homage to both the movie and to Gene Wilder, who just recently passed away,” says Producer Sandy Klein. The show is directed by Patricia West-Del Ruth and features a star studded cast including Gary Fulkerson as Frederick (Spamalot), Kimmie Neff as Inga (A Chorus Line), Karen Sipes as Frau Blucher (Avenue Q, Les Miserables and who is also the musical director), John Kish as Igor (A Chorus Line, Next to Normal) and Jaime Speed as Elizabeth (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).
Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for Students/Seniors (60+)
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm. There will be a Bier Garten and an opening night reception and costume contest on Friday October 28 from 6:30-7:30pm.
Stage Right Productions is a nonprofit organization that runs 2nd Street Theater. Founded in 2011, Stage Right Productions’ mission is to cultivate the performing arts and provide a venue, support, entertainment and education to both the creative individuals and audiences in Central Oregon.