Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Young Frankenstein
A monster of a musical will showcase the comedy genius of Mel Brooks as the Santa Maria Civic Theatre performs “Young Frankenstein” from October 20 through November 5. This musical comedy has seen record-breaking success on Broadway. Known as “the little theatre off Broadway,” the Santa Maria Civic Theatre is the longest running continuous performance group of any community theatre in the area between Ventura and Monterey.
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), 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.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
The show runs from October 20th to November 5th. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 1:30pm