Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Musical Theatre West at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA opened its 61st season with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, marks the regional theater premiere of this hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelleyclassic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. Check out the opening night shows below!

Zachary Ford stars as "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein" with Danny Blaylock as "The Monster", Ben Liebert as "Igor,"Andi Davis as "Inga," Rebecca Johnson as "Elizabeth," Tracy Lore as "Frau Blücher," and Jeffrey Rockwell as "Inspector Kemp". John Racca is featured as "Victor," Jeffrey Landman as "Ziggy," and David Miller as "Herald". Ensemble members include Jessica Buda, Ryan Chlanda, Quintan Craig, Michael Deeb, Jessica Ernest, Marisa Field, Annie Hinskton, Donna Louden, Daniel Smith, Alishia Suitor, and Katy Tabb.

MTW Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman has appointed Lauren Kadel as Director and Choreographer who will recreate the original Direction and Choreography of Susan Stroman. Corey B. Hirsch serves as Musical Director withMary Ritenhour as Production Manager.

Young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that's Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancée Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster -- but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications.

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Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Daniel A. Smith, Michael Peter Deeb, and Ryan Chlanda Ch

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Jeffrey Landman, Donna Louden, John Racca, Jessica Buda, and David W. Miller

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Marisa Field, Jessica Ernest, Annie Hinskton, Alishia Suitor, and Katy Tabb

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Ben Liebert at curtain call

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Tracy Lore at curtain call

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Danny Blaylock at curtain call

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Andi Davis at curtain call

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Rebecca Ann Johnson at curtain call

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Zachary Ford at curtain call

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
The company of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at curtain call

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
The company of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at curtain call

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Jessica Buda, David W. Miller, Donna Louden, Ryan Chlanda, Annie Hinskton, and Jeffrey Landman

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Jeffrey Landman, John Racca, Jeffrey Rockwell, Danny Blaylock, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Zachary Ford, Andi Davis, and Tracy Lore

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Jeffrey Rockwell, Danny Blaylock, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Zachary Ford, Andi Davis, Tracy Lore, Ben Liebert

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
John Racca, Jeffrey Rockwell, Danny Blaylock, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Zachary Ford, Andi Davis, Leand Tracy Lore

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Rebecca Ann Johnson, Zachary Ford, Andi Davis, and Tracy Lore

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Leonard Charles Niedbalski and John Richard Petersen

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Tom Lowe and Jen Malenke

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Glenn Shiroma and Jen Malenke

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Coe Lamoureux and Kristen Lamoureux

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Benjamin Otto Gibson, Jacob Haren, and Kristen Lamoureux

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Robert Pieranunzi and John Todd

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
John Racca and Jen Malenke

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Marisa Field, Kristen Lamoureux, and Adam Samuel Pellegrine

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
David Lamoureux and Marisa Field

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Steven Stanley and Katy Tabb

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Daniel A. Smith and Jacob Haren

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Roger Castellano, Tracy Lore, and Carlin Castellano

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Andi Davis and Annie Hinskton

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Matt Schwartz and Rebecca Ann Johnson

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Rebecca Ann Johnson, Tracy Lore, and John Todd

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Ryan Chlanda, Alishia Suitor, Quintan Craig, Jessica Ernest, David W. Miller, Michael Peter Deeb, Andi Davis, and Katy Tabb

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Annie Hinskton, Ryan Chlanda, Katy Tabb, David W. Miller, Andi Davis, Zachary Ford, Danny Blaylock, Jessica Ernest, Alishia Suitor, Donna Louden, and Michael Peter Deeb

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Ryan Chlanda, Donna Louden, Daniel A. Smith, Katy Tabb, Rebecca Ann Johnson, David W. Miller, Andi Davis, Alishia Suitor, and Jeffrey Landman

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Jeff Skowron and David Lamoureux

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Alishia Suitor and Ryan Chlanda

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Danny Blaylock, Jennifer Holcombe, and Jaycob Hunter

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Katy Tabb, Donna Louden, David W. Miller, Jessica Ernest, Andi Davis, Daniel A. Smith, Michael Peter Deeb, Alishia Suitor, and Ryan Chlanda

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
David Lamoureux and Gwen Stewart

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Tom Lowe, Zachary Ford, Bobbie Bagby Ford, and Jen Malenke

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Daniel Mahler, Ashley Fox Linton, Jeffrey Landman, and Jeff Skowron

Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of Musical Theatre West's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Danny Blaylock, Katy Tabb, and David W. Miller

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