Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown Theaters' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Opening Tonight

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Under the direction of multi-talented performer, director and theatrical creator, Ricky Graham, and starring Rivertown Theaters' co-artistic director, Gary Rucker, Young Frankenstein, will debut in New Orleans tonight, May 9 - 24, closing out the 2014 Spring line-up on the theater's Main Stage. The multi-award winning musical, with the Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and Music & Lyrics by Brooks, is an inspired re-imagining of Mel Brooks' classic comedy movie masterpiece. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

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

With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' On The Ritz, " YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment...and the only place the audience will witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made.

The cast features: Dr.Frank - Gary Rucker; Igor - Mason Wood; Monster - Jeff Springmann; Frau - Tracey Collins; Old Hermit/Kemp - Butch Caire; Elizabeth - Hannah Rachal; and Inga - Elise Harvey.

Also in the cast are Nicky Roth, Jesse Forcha, Anna Toujas, Adler Hyatt, Julieanne Natal, Ian Morel, Katie Cotaya, Erin Cessna, Catherine Caldas, Jill Marie Kenyon, Stephen Kernion, Rusty Fox, Lisette Bayle, Lauren Haefle, Jimmy DeMontluzin, and Jeff Moterel.

The production team includes: Ricky Graham - Director; Karen Hebert - Choreographer; Alan Payne - Musical Director; Linda Fried - Costume Designer; Christy Combel - Stage Manager; Amanda Cavalier - Asst. Stage Manager; Jessica Piehl - Crew; Scott Sauber - Light Design; David Raphael - Set Design; Brooklyn Shaffer - Wigs; Mike Harkins - Sound Design; and Rosemary Llyod - MakeUp.

The schedule of performances is as follows: Fridays - May 9, 16 & 23 at 8:00 pm; Saturdays - May 10, 17 & 24 at 8:00 pm; Sundays - May 11 & 18 at 2:00 pm; and Thursday - May 22 at 8:00 pm. This production is for a mature audience (16+). Individual ticket prices are: $38.50 for Adults; $36.50 for Seniors; $33.50 for Students/Active Military. Corporate and Individual sponsorships, season tickets, group and military discounts are available as well. To purchase, please call the Box Office: (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit www.RivertownTheaters.com. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is located at 325 Minor St. in the heart of Kenner's historic Rivertown district. Plenty of free parking is available on the streets around the theater.

Photo Credit: John Barrois

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Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown Theaters' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Opening Tonight
Mason Wood (Igor), Butch Caire (Kemp), Elise Harvey (Inga), Gary Rucker (Dr. Frankenstein), Jeff Srpingmann (the Monster), Tracey Collins (Frau Blucher), Hannah Rachel (Elizabeth)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown Theaters' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Opening Tonight
The cast of Young Frankenstein, The Musical

Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown Theaters' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Opening Tonight
Mason Wood (Igor), Tracey Collins (Frau Blucher), Gary Rucker (Dr. Frankenstein), Elise Harvey (Inga)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rivertown Theaters' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Opening Tonight
The cast of Young Frankenstein, The Musical

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