Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

by Terrance McArthur

Do you remember the first time you saw the Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder movie Young Frankenstein? It was so different than anything you’d ever seen, and you laughed . . . a lot. Now, imagine seeing it live on stage, with people up there . . . singing and dancing! The laughter level in your brain must be going off the chart! You can have that feeling now at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, thanks to the rollicking Good Company Players production of Young Frankenstein (the musical) playing through November 6.

Young Frankenstein On Stage at the Reedley Opera House

by Terrance McArthur

In 2001, Mel Brooks turned his 1968 movie The Producers into a Broadway musical. It was a smash hit. In 2007, Brooks worked the same magic on 1974’s Young Frankenstein with the same writing partner, Thomas Meehan, and it ran on Broadway for two years. And now…..the River City Theatre Company brings Young Frankenstein to life on the Reedley Opera House stage through July 30.

Young Frankenstein On Stage At Selma Arts Center

by Terrance Mc Arthur

“Put the candle back!”
“Putting on the Ritz!”
“Blucher!” (horses neigh)
“Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life! At last I’ve found you…!”

The wonderful memories they bring of Mel Brooks’ great movie, Young Frankenstein. After the success of the Broadway musical version of The Producers, it was almost natural for Brooks to adapt his homage to classic horror movies for the stage.