Vintage Theatre Opens YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN on New Stage Today
Executive Producer and Artistic Director Craig Bond explains, "Vintage Theatre has built a reputation on intimate staging; which we found challenging with the configuration of the Jeffrey Nickelson Auditorium. Although our long awaited new stage has taken longer to produce than anticipated, we feel that opening a week later will give our audience the improved experience and a heightened look and feel to Young Frankenstein... and beyond. Imagine the theatrics of being able to fly a monster vs. mildly elevating him to face an electric storm."
Bond went on to explain these added benefits:
· By lowering the stage we eliminated the IBEAM issue and height of 9 1/2 feet. The new higher ceiling elevations allow us to have a scale to the designs that show off the power of dramatic heights and vast length of set.
· We were able to increase the off stage playing area and wing space allowing us to have larger sets and to have more room to accommodate our bands. Young Frankenstein has a band of 11 players - nearly doubling the size of all other players in musicals to date for a fuller live sound.
· Dramatic lighting throw will enhance the professional tone and atmosphere of the sets - as we no longer are "cooking the actors" by having lighting so close to their heads.
Vintage Theatre kicks off the 2014 season today, December 20 with Mel Brook's hysterical musical "Young Frankenstein." The show runs through February 2, 2014 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 31at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $31 ($26 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com. The Vintage Theatre is located at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, CO.