Jeff Whiting-Directed Young Frankenstein, Starring John Bolton, Begins June 12 at Gateway Playhouse

News   Jeff Whiting-Directed Young Frankenstein, Starring John Bolton, Begins June 12 at Gateway Playhouse
The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County presents the Long Island premiere of Mel Brooks' musical Young Frankenstein June 12-29 at Bellport's Gateway Playhouse. John Bolton stars.

Directed by Jeff Whiting, assistant choreographer under Susan Stroman on the original Broadway production and director of the national touring production — who recreates Stroman's original choreography — the production casts Bolton (A Christmas Story) as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein.

"There are familiar lines that we all known and love," director Whiting said in a statement. "It's a great evening of entertainment — Mel's signature mix of high-brow and low-brow. The movie's hilarious punch lines have now become songs."

The company also features Leslie McKinnell (Wicked national tour) as Elizabeth, Sandy Rosenberg (Mamma Mia!) as Frau Blucher, Brad Nacht (Billy Elliot) as The Monster,
 Lara Seibert (understudy for Sutton Foster in the original Broadway production) as Inga, Nathan Klau as Igor and Tom Souhrada as Inspector Kemp with 
Erin Wegner Brooks, Michael Peter Deeb, Jerome Doerger, Lawrence Fernandez, Brett Figel, Kinsland Howell, Beau Hutchings, Lauren Kadel, Ted Keener, Ashley Gale Munzek, Adrienne Paquin, Sara Michelle Reardon, Shaun Repetto, Kristen Schoen-Rene and Jeffrey Scott Stevens.

Young Frankenstein, according to press notes, "tells the story of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced 'Fronk-en-steen'), the grandson of the notorious mad scientist. After inheriting his famous grandfather's estate, he rediscovers his family's passion for experimentation, with disastrous – and hilarious – consequences."

Other members of the creative team include lighting designer Jose Santiago, stage manager Nikki Lint and music director
 Jonathan K. Parks. For more information and tickets, visit

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