Muse of Fire Theatre will bring to life the musical version of Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein on April 24, 25, 26 at 7:00 p.m. and April 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 for General Admission and $8.00 for Students and Seniors, with tickets being $15.00 for the 2:00 PM matinee as a partnership with Campus Ministries. To reserve your tickets call 607-962-9448.
Based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, the story was re-imagined by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan for the musical stage. A parody of the classic horror film and its sequels, Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein, the Muse of Fire production pays tribute to SUNY CCC’s “One Book One College choice of 2019, Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein.
In a faraway town in Transylvania, the last of the Frankensteins has passed away, or so the town thinks. Inspector Hans Kemp informs them that one lives, a grandson who is a dean of anatomy at a New York School for higher learning. With this Young Frankenstein walking the earth the town will never be safe; however, Frederick Frankenstein does not share the same passion to reanimate dead tissue as his grandfather. Begrudgingly he must leave his fiancé, Elizabeth Benning, in New York to settle his grandfather’s estate in Transylvania. Upon arriving he is greeted by a strange hunchback man who calls himself Igor. Moments later a beautiful lab assistant named Inga joins our mismatched team. Once at the castle they meet Frau Blücher “Neigh” who escorts them to their chambers. Looking over his grandfather’s library he is visited by his grandfather Baron Victor Von Frankenstein and the rest of the ancestors, who convince him to Join the Family Business and make another Monster. The villagers grow more and more suspicious about what is happening on the hill and head up to investigate. They storm the castle lead by Kemp, followed by the village idiot Ziggy, a Poor Blind Hermit, a handful of villagers, and a Werewolf.
Will Frederick be able live up to his family name and make a Creature, or will those scarred from the horrors of the past stop him before it is too late? Directed by Mary Guzzy with Music Direction by William Wickham, Production Design by Anna-Beth Wheaton and Stage Manager Kaylara Allington. Choreography for this song and dance extravaganza is being developed by Isabelle Merritt, Ethan Bratti, and Anna-Beth Wheaton.