Stage Right Productions & Bits & Pieces Custom Framing presents a new Mel Brooks musical: Young Frankenstein at 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette, Bend, Oct. 28 through Nov. 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 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+) and are available by calling the box office at 541-312-9626 or at www.2ndstreettheater.com
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. There will be a Bier Garten and an opening night reception on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Prizes will be given out for best costumes on opening weekend.