On Friday, May 4 TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere Mel Brooks' Zany movie-turned-musical musical, Young Frankenstein.The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on some Sundays through June 2.
Young Frankenstein, officially known as The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein, is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.
The story follows Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein to his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a sexy 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 ensues.
This production is under the direction of Jocelyn Beard of Wingdale, NY, the musical director is Mary Jane Phelan of Pawling, NY and the choreographer is Marisa Caron of Brewster. The scenic design is by Francis A. Daley and lighting design by Peter Petrino.
The cast includes Joey DeVellis, Matthew Horowitz, Maya Daley, Ashley McLeod, Lana Peck, Michael Wright, Shawn Brown, Patrick Spaulding, Jerusha Wright, Christina Van De Water, Elizeth Brito, Erin Walsh, Chris Marker, Helaine Miserendino, Tarah Vega, Isidora Naples, Collin Kent Larson and David Fritsch.
Young Frankenstein runs May 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18 (sold out) 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, June 1 and 2, 2018. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays, with two 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on May 20 and 27th. Tickets for all shows are $3- for reserved seating. Students and Military personnel with ID will be admitted for $25.
On Thursday, May 10 Senior Citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks' Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket. Reservations for all other performances can be made online at theatreworks.us or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.
TheatreWorks has been awarded "Best Small Theater in Connecticut" by Connecticut Magazine (2017) and is a recipient of the Northwest CT Arts Council CultureMAX Award (2017). They are a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.
Parking is located behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East Street, New Milford.