Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein, officially known as The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. (Synopsis retrieved from

Production Team

  • Director: Michael Gatzendorfer
  • Music Director: Adrienne Sherman
  • Choreographer: Brittney Leigh Glenn
  • Producers: Joanne Peal and Kimberly Reilly
  • Stage Manager: Peter Caracappa
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Christopher Semerad
  • Scenic Designers: Robert Farquharson & Sharon C. Wemple
  • Sound Designer: Joel Lord
  • Lighting Designer: Michael Gatzendorfer
  • Costume Designer: Emily Wilson
  • Special Effects/Master Electrician: Robert Healey
  • Prop Managers: Joe and Mary Ann Concra


  • Dr. Frederick – Frankenstein: Matthew Dembling
  • The Monster: Marc Christopher
  • Igor: Gary Hoffmann
  • Inga: Jordan Fyvie
  • Elizabeth Benning: Molly McGrath
  • Frau Bleucher: Melissa Putterman-Hoffmann
  • Inspector Hans Kemp: Norman Eick
  • The Hermit: Joe Malone
  • Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein: Chuck Conroy
  • Ziggy: Ben McCauley
  • Harold: Alan Angelo
  • Mr. Hilltop: Bill Sanderson
  • Telegraph Messenger: Katherine Stephens
  • Steward: Patrick Reilly
  • Shoeshine Worker: Kathy Marin Wohlfeld
  • Ensemble/Gravediggers: Patrick Reilly, Chuck Conroy and Erik Searles
  • Villagers: Allison Shivka, Megg Armstrong, Anne Gallagher, Katherine Stephens, Kathy Wolhfeld, Meggie Zabielski, Carol Jones, Danielle O’Brien, Jennifer Meglino, Jennifer Lefsyk, Antone Correia, Alan Angelo, Bill Sanderson, Winn Huntley, and Joe Malone
  • Medical Students: Jennifer Lefsyk, Katherine Stephens, Antone Correia, Erik Searles, Jen Meglino, Patrick Reilly, Megg Armstrong, and Ben McCauley
  • Travelers / Mad Scientists: Antone Correia, Ben McCauley, Erik Searles, Chuck Conroy, Patrick Reilly, Allison Shivka, Danielle O’Brien, Jen Meglino, Jennifer Lefsyk, Katherine Stephens, Maggie Zabielski, and Megg Armstrong
  • Other Mad Scientists: Kathy Wolhfeld, Carol Jones, Winn Huntley and Bill Sanderson
  • Tapping Monsters: Allison Shivka, Jennifer Meglino, Jennifer Lefsyk, Maggie Zabielski, Megg Armstrong, and Marc Christopher

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May 9 - 11 & 15 -18, 2014