Young Frankenstein Opens This Weekend at The Atlanta Lyric Theatre

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Young Frankenstein opens Oct. 23 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta, GA. The musical will run through Nov. 8 and will feature a special Halloween performance on Oct. 31.

The show features a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks.

Brandt Blocker directs with choreography by Ricardo Aponte and Jennifer Smiles and musical direction by Paul Tate and BJ Brown.

Young Frankenstein is billed thus: "Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film,Young Frankenstein is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Dr. 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, to fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga? Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show’s raucous score includes 'The Transylvania Mania,' 'He Vas My Boyfriend,' and an unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin’s 'Puttin’ On the Ritz.'"

The cast includes Googie Uterhardt as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Alison Wilhoit as Inga, Austin Tijerinaas Igor, Marti Melle Lindstrom as Frau Blucher, Blake Burgess as The Monster,  Alan Kilpatrick as Inspector Kemp and Harold and Mary Nye Bennett as Elizabeth. The ensemble is rounded out by Jason Cohen, Fenner Eaddy, Brittany Ellis, Arielle Geller, Avery Gillham, Joe Harris, Jenna Jackson, Imani Joseph, AJ Klopach, Pablina Lopez, Barbara Macko, J. Koby Parker, Becky Simmons, Chase Todd and Casy Walker.

Young Frankenstein features set design by Robin Wagner, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by André C. Allen, sound design by Jason Polhemus,  hair and wig design by George Deavours and costume coordination  by Amanda Edgerton. Brian D. Frey serves as production manager. Barbara Gantt O'Haley and Jayson T. Waddell serve as stage managers.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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