‘Young Frankenstein’: Hump? What hump? And don’t forget, it’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen’
What happens when your grandfather was an infamous mad scientist and you inherit his estate in Transylvania? Of course you have to go there and check it out.
That’s what Frederick Frankenstein does in “Young Frankenstein,” the zany Mel Brooks musical that’s a humorous take on Mary Shelley’s gothic classic. Directed by Jocelyn Beard, the show will be at TheatreWorks New Milford, Friday, May 4, through Saturday, June 2.
When Frederick first arrives at Victor Frankenstein’s castle, he insists his name be pronounced “Fronk-en-steen” instead of the usual way. It’s a continuation of his lifelong quest to distance himself from the legend of his grandfather.
But everything changes when Frederick, a neurosurgeon, gets into his crazy grandpa’s diary. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a sexy lab assistant, Inga, he soon finds himself bringing a new creature to life — a creature that rivals the original monster.
“It’s alive!” he says. Of course history repeats itself and the monster escapes, but in this case there’s no real horror, just hilarious chaos.
This production may not be suitable for children under 12. Parking is behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East St.
On Thursday, May 3, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8 p.m.
TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave. Friday, May 4 - Saturday, June 2. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. Sunday May 20 and 27, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 8 p.m., pay-what-you-want night. $30 reserved seats. $25, students, military personnel and veterans with ID, 860-350-6863, www.theatreworks.us