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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.

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