Young Frankenstein follows Victor Frankenstein’s grandson, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, as he discovers that he has inherited his family’s estate in Transylvania. Dr. Frederick teams up with a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor, a flirty lab assistant, Inga, and the housekeeper, Frau Bleucher. When Dr. Frederick joins the family business of mad scientists he brings a creature to life and hilarity ensues. Onstage Young Frankenstein brings to life those favorite movie moments such as Puttin’ on the Ritz and adds new show-stopping numbers including: Please Don’t Touch Me, Transylvania Mania, and He Vas My Boyfriend.
Spotlight’s Josh Getto takes the lead as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, truly enjoying the experience while doing so! Josh had quite a lot to say about his experience, thus far, as Frederick. “The role of Frederick has given me a once in a lifetime opportunity to live out some lifelong dreams, like patronizing med students and performing brain surgery without the proper apparatus or equipment. But if I had to pick one thing that I enjoy the most it would be having a minion for sure. Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of having someone to do my bidding,” explained Getto.
Jason Cooper joins Spotlight Players for his second production this season as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein's minion, Igor. Igor’s relentless weirdness is Cooper’s favorite quality of his character. When discussing his character in depth Cooper added: “Every line that comes out of his mouth is funny, so it's pretty easy to let Igor loose. He just keeps getting weirder and weirder as the show goes on! It's certainly the most challenging role I've ever played. Nothing can top Igor dancing and singing like a fool, all done with a cockney accent. He is certainly one of the funniest characters I've ever played.”
Even if you are a true 1974 Young Frankenstein movie fan, you will enjoy Mel Brooks’ musical. Getto assures you: “Mel Brooks really kept the soul of the movie when he created the musical. Many of the lines, jokes and quotable moments were included word for word, and the singing just creates another level of Mel Brooks’ madness to love. I think that diehard fans will love the musical, but wonder why we didn't do it in black and white.”
Young Frankenstein takes the main stage for six performances on April 17 - 19 and 24 - 26, 2015, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.. Run time is two hours and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. Seating is assigned, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! Please be aware that Young Frankenstein is rated PG 13, which advises parents that some material in this show may be unsuitable for children under the age of 13.
Tickets are range from $15-$18 each. They can be purchased by calling the box office at 734/394-5300 or by visiting http://www.spotlightplayersmi.org/. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Village Theater box office one hour prior to show time. The Village Theater is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI, 49187. For additional information about this exciting show, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.