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Archive for Young Frankenstein

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Photo courtesy Caughtinthemoment.com

Photo courtesy Caughtinthemoment.com

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

There’s not much difference between creating a monster and creating a monster hit.

Take for example “Young Frankenstein,” the musical currently in the hands of 3-D Theatricals.
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Hoyt Hilsman  -  Huffington Post

3D Theatricals offers another solid Broadway revival with Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein
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Now running through October 29

 

 

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Doma Theatre Company at the Met

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Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

This Mel Brooks musical, adapted from the film by Brooks and Gene Wilder, somehow manages to be both a send-up and homage to Mary Shelley’s original novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, and James Whale’s 1931 movie Frankenstein and its 1935 sequel Bride of Frankenstein. Read more…

Margaret Gray – LA Times

Underpinning much of Mel Brooks’s comedy is the assumption that people constantly yearn to break into tightly choreographed, vaudeville-style song-and-dance routines.

Some conceal this impulse better than others, but not even the starchiest Brooks character can long resist the lure of a cane, a top hat and an up-tempo riff. Read more…

Now running through Nov. 9.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

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Photo by Salvador Farfan

Mel Brooks’s very funny 1974 film became The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein in late 2007. Receiving mixed reviews from the critics, it nonetheless played on Broadway for more than 500 performances, and it began a very successful touring show in 2009. Its appeal comes from a lively cast, very silly jokes, and energized musical numbers.
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Now running through November 17.