“Young Frankenstein” – Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre is on to its next show, this time with the gut busting performance of Young Frankenstein! The SSMT performance of “Young Frankenstein” is set to open on July 11th and runs through July 21st, 2018. Make sure to get your tickets by clicking here, while you can!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Joining the cast is Jake Loewenthal* as Fredrick, Michael Recchia as Igor, Pat Sibley as Frau Blücher, Tess Marshall as Inga, Megan Hasse as Elizabeth, Jordan Stocksdale as Inspector Kemp/Hermit, Jeremy Scott Blaustein as Ziggy, Zac Ostrowski as the “Monster”, and Austin Flewell as Victor.

Rounding out the cast is the powerful and fun ensemble with Kelly Donah, Emily Foley, Hannah Hubbard, Shaila Murdock, Erin Puskar, Brianna Stoute, Meggara Willimont, Lincoln Belford, Kyle Brace, Dorian Davis, Austin Flewell, Patrick Murray, Eddie Ortega, Jeremiah Porter, Matthew Sanguine and Larry Toyter

One think I love about SSMT is the stellar quality by the incredible production teams. This one is no different. At the head of the production is SSMT favorite Edward Carignan (Director), Choreography by Dionysia Williams, Costume design by Cheryl Yancey, Lighting design by Andrew Carson and Scenic design by William Pierson.

One really exciting thing about this show is it’s musical director. Patrick Brady a broadway veteran (and also faculty at Shenandoah Conservatory) serves as the music director. Why is this important you may wonder? Well he was the original music director and vocal arranger for the show on Broadway back in 2007. Brady was a crucial part of making Young Frankenstein a success on Broadway.  Other Broadway credits include The Producers, Fosse, Big, and Crazy for You!

You do not want to miss Young Frankenstein. It was so refreshing to get to go to the theatre and just have a super fun/ enjoyable night. If you are new to Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre you are in for a treat! Curious in past shows? Check out my blog post from their most recent production of Ragtime (which I am still getting over how incredible it was)!

*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States*