Performing Arts Series: Young Frankenstein

Sunday November 17, 2019

3:00 pm

Macey Center

About the Show

This PG13 (parents: take note), electrifying adaptation of the monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.  Starring NM Tech students, staff and local community members, Young Frankenstein is produced by NM Tech’s CLASS Department and Dr. Steve Simpson, stage directed by Warren Marts, music directed by Dr. Eileen Comstock, with support from Socorro Community Theater and NM Tech Performing Arts Series.

Additional Performances: Sunday, November 17, 3:00pm & Wednesday, November 20, 7:30pm. Wednesday dinner tickets, before the show, are available thru Socorro Community Theater.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

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.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. 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.

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