Getting older is scary, but some really old folks -- Frankenstein and his Bride, Count Dracula and Catskilla -- will be at the Jewish Association Services for the Aged, Dec. 22, to laugh about it. The four are a part of the Off-Broadway musical Miami Beach Monsters, running at the Triad Theatre.
The Triad opened the Helen Butleroff-directed and choreographed musical on (appropriately) Oct. 31. Performances for the revue began Oct. 23.
Miami Beach Monsters is the story of six classic horror movie monsters who are comfortably enjoying their retirement in the condos at Miami Beach. When a casting director calls, however, they all begin their big comebacks with musical revues and vaudeville acts.
The cast features Steve Elmore (Company) as Frankenstein, Laurie Gamache (who clocked over 5,000 performances in A Chorus Line) as his Bride, Diane J. Findlay (Hello Dolly! with Carol Channing) as the Killer Tomato, Craig Mason (The Sound of Music) as Count Dracula, Richard Rowan as the Wolfman and Jimmy Spadola ("All My Children") as Catskilla.
Butleroff is the author of the musical revues Pets!and the Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated That's Life. Her collaborators on this project include music and lyrics by Michael Brown, Dick Gallagher, David Mettee, Steven Silverstein, David Strickland, Stephen Cole, Georgia Bogardus Holof and Ellen Schwartz. The Jewish Association for the Aged is located at 120 West 76th Street. The performance begins at 1:15 PM. Tickets for the show at the Triad are $25 with a $10 food and drink minimum. For reservations, call (212) 799 4599. The Triad Theatre is located at 158 West 72nd Street.
-- By Christine Ehren and Angelica Roderick