It’s big, it’s green and it’s alive! Now playing at the Woodlawn Theatre is the monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein. Opening night was Friday October 4 and it will run until Sunday November 3, 2013.
Young Frankenstein is the hilarious retelling of the classic Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brook’s comedy. It tells the story of Dr Frankenstein as he visits Transylvania to settle his grandfather’s estate. While there is he persuaded to finish his grandfather’s work and bring a corpse back to life. Along for the ride is Igor and his lab assistant Inga and even though he is successful things don’t go as smoothly as he planned.
Friday’s performance started off with a few welcoming words from artistic director Greg Hinojosa. The first musical number “The Happiest Town in Town” started out a bit jumbled but it was only temporary and the rest of the night’s performances were excellent. As a whole the cast is good at what they do but the stand outs are definitely Walter Songer (Frederick Frankenstein), Benjamin Scharff (Igor) and Kate Miller (Inga). Set designers Kurt Wehner and Benjamin Grabil outdid themselves in the design of the lab and it gives the show an air of authenticity.
“Roll in the Hay” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz” turned out to be audience favorites but overall the show is good for a night of laughter and fun. For ticket information visit the Woodlawn Theatre site.