'Frankenstein' gets date change

COSTA MESA - To accommodate a change in the national tour of the new Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein," the Orange County Performing Arts Center has rescheduled the show's visit to Sept. 12-25 rather than Sept. 7-19, as originally announced."Young Frankenstein," a new musical comedy from the creative team of the Tony Award-winning smash "The Producers," features music and lyrics by Brooks. Based on the Oscar-nominated 1974 film, "Young Frankenstein" is the re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family's tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather's mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, falling in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga? Unfolding in the forbidding Caste Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show's raucous score includes "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' On the Ritz." "Young Frankenstein" was named Best Broadway Musical 2008 by the Outer Critics Circle Award and won five Broadway.com Audience Awards, including Favorite New Broadway Musical. The New York Post called "Young Frankenstein," "the Broadway musical at its dizziest, glitziest and funniest." Single tickets to see "Young Frankenstein" will go on sale July 18. Tickets for groups of 15 or more are now available by calling (714) 755-0236.

********** Published: June 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 7