Young Frankenstein Stalks the Muny

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Several Broadway actors are featured in the Mel Brooks musical at the famed outdoor venue.
Robert Petkoff
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The Muny production of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein plays the St. Louis, MO, venue July 13-19.

The cast features Robert Petkoff (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Stephanie Gibson (Inga), Steve Rosen (Igor), Vicki Lewis (Frau Blücher), Jennifer Cody (Elizabeth), John Scherer (Inspector Kemp/Hermit), Timothy Hughes (The Monster), Claire Avakian, Sean Bell, Kevin Covert, Emma Gassett, Grace Hardin, Zachary Daniel Jones, Graham Keen, Emily Kelly, Rachel King, Jacob Lacopo, Ben Lanham, Elliot Mattox, PJ Palmer, Kaitlyn Louise Smith, Sarah Quinn Taylor and Brandon Timmons. The company is joined by The Muny kid and teen youth ensembles.

Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the production is choreographed by Josh Rhodes with music direction by Charlie Alterman.

Based on Brooks’ 1974 film, Young Frankenstein, according to production notes, “brings to life the story of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced ‘Fronk-en-steen’), grandson to the infamous Victor von Frankenstein, his hunchbacked side-kick, Igor, a leggy lab assistant, Inga and an old sinister housekeeper, Frau Blücher. Upon discovering his grandfather’s laboratory, Frederick decides to step into the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors and create a monster of his own.”

Scenic design is by Paul Tate dePoo III with original costume design by William Ivey Long and additional costume design and coordination by Tracy Christensen, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge and video design by Matthew Young. Wig design is by John Metzner, and the production stage manager is Bonnie Panson.

For more information visit Muny.org.

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