Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Richard Brousil & Mary Bright
Produced by Brenda Townsend
To say we’re proud to have the Southern California premiere of Young Frankenstein would be an understatement. We are ecstatic!
Bells toll in Transylvania Heights on a gloomy and drizzly afternoon at the funeral procession of Viktor von Frankenstein, maker of monsters. And thus begins Mel Brooks inspired vision of lunacy that pokes hilarious fun at just about every Frankenstein movie ever made. Summoned by his grandfather’s bequest, Frederick arrives at the castle and discovers his true calling – amid a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers, big knockers, an enormous schwanzstucker. It’s a continuous assault on good taste. All the classic characters from the movie are here: gullible Transylvanian villagers; the misshapen Igor, the “accommodating” assistant Inga; Frau Blücher, the torch-bearing, horse-startling housekeeper; and Elizabeth, the virgin/nymphomaniac fiancé. Your favorite songs are here, too: “He Vas My Boyfriend,” “Transylvania Mania,” and of course, “Puttin’ On the Ritz.”