The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem to Present Young Frankenstein: The Mel Brooks Musical
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will present Young Frankenstein: The Mel Brooks Musical, opening Friday, November 2, at SECCA’s McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium, 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. Additional performances will be held November 3-4 & 8-11. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. There will be an additional matinee on Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm. Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for students; discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online and the box office is open for phone sales Wednesday through Friday from 12–4 pm. Call (336) 725-4001 for tickets or purchase them online at www.LTofWS.org.
Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, inherits the family castle in Transylvania. A high-minded man of science, Frederick has no plans to follow the family business of re-animating corpses. His sentiments change, though, when he finds the hidden entrance to his grandfather’s laboratory and gets more than a little encouragement from hunchback Igor, flirtatious lab assistant Inga and stern housekeeper Frau Blücher. Embracing his mad scientist roots, Frederick gets to work and creates a monster of his own. Based on the Oscar-nominated film that starred Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman and Cloris Leachman, Young Frankenstein: The Mel Brooks Musical adds show-stopping numbers such as “Transylvania Mania” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz” to create a monstrously-funny and highly entertaining show.
“Audiences will have a great time,” commented Director Philip Powell. “It’s the world’s funniest film, turned into a romping musical. All of the gags and lines you remember from the movie are in the show. There are mad scientists, monsters, madcap fiancés…definitely an evening you won’t soon forget.”
Young Frankenstein will be directed by Philip Powell, with music direction by Dan Dodson and choreography by Becky Koza. Daniel Alvarez will design the set and lighting, with sound design by Jason McGuire. Tara Raczenski will design costumes, with make-up design by Amber Jordan and hair/wig design by Mary Lea Dominick. Kevin Hampton will stage manage the production, assisted by Cessily Evans. The cast is as follows:
Mike Burke – Inspector Hans Kemp
Matthew Cravey – The Monster
Amber Engel – Elizabeth Benning
Lane Fields – Frederick Frankenstein
Kayla Guffey – Inga
Troy Hurst – Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Katie Jo Icenhower – Frau Blücher
Jim McKeny – The Hermit
Jeffrey Payton – Ziggy
Seph Schonekas – Igor
Roberts Bass, Shelly Beard, Elissa Brannan, McAyla Butler, James Crowe, Kaelyn Fansler, Charity Hampton, Isaac Hampton, Angela Hodges, Matthew Monroe, Tenesia Turner – Ensemble
The Principal Financial Group and Yes! Weekly will sponsor the run of Young Frankenstein.
An Opening Night Reception will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 2, in the lobby.
Young Frankenstein runs approximately two hours and twenty minutes, including one fifteen-minute intermission. It is considered PG-13.
For further information, please visit www.LTofWS.org or call (336) 725-4001.