BWW TV: First Look at Devin DeSantis, Jeff Dumas and More in Highlights of Drury Lane's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Drury Lane Theatre presents the Mel Brooks Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The show opened January 23, and runs through March 16, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!
The cast is led by Devin DeSantis as "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein" (Anyone Can Whistle with Patti LuPone at theRavinia Festival, four years in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Pirates of Penzance, Boys from Syracuse and Hot Mikado at Drury Lane Theatre); Jeff Award winner Jeff Dumas as "Igor" (First National Tour of Spamalot Directed by Mike Nichols, Bounce at The Kennedy Center, NBC TV's Chicago Fire, The Merry Widow at Lyric Opera Chicago, Pacific Overtures at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Winesburg, Ohio at About Face Theatre); andJohanna Mckenzie Miller as "Elizabeth Benning" (Mary Poppins at Marriott Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof at Drury Lane Theatre, The Music Man at Marriott Theatre, Sunday in the Park with George at Ravinia Festival and The Three Musketeers at Chicago Shakespeare Theater).
The production is Directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Drury Lane Theatre's smash hit production of Spamalot and Jeff Award nominee for Best Director and Best Production for Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Choreographed by Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader (Sunset Boulevard, Gypsy, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hairsprayat Drury Lane Theatre).
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN also stars Scott Calcagno as "Inspector Kemp"/ "Hermit" (First National Tour of Ragtime and First National Tour of Scrooge); Jeff Parker as "Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein" (the World Premiere of Turn of the Century Directed by Tommy Tune at Goodman Theatre, Bounce at The Kennedy Center, and The Three Musketeers at Chicago Shakespeare Theater);multi-Jeff Award winner Paula Scrofano as "Frau Blücher" (Thoroughly Modern Millie at Drury Lane Theatre, Oklahoma! at Lyric Opera Chicago, and Fiddler on the Roof at Marriott Theatre); newcomer Allison Sill as "Inga," and Travis Taylor as "The Monster" (The Christmas Schooner at Mercury Theater Chicago and Shrek the Musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater). The ensemble features Gary Carlson, Sean Effinger Dean, Skyler Adams, Zachary L. Gray, Jeff Max, Gerry Galante, Philip Ollenburg, Jared Titus, Tiffany Herlien, Ericka Mac, Sarah Page, Rebecca Bradford, Amanda Compton, Ariane Dolan, and Stephanie Hansen.
Jeff Award winner Roberta Duchak (Hello, Dolly!, Singin' in the Rain and Ragtime at Drury Lane Theatre, and vocal coach for Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman for the Academy Award-winning film LES MISERABLES) serves as Musical Director. The lavish medieval-inspired set is by Kevin Depinet (Oliver!, Singin' in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, and Ragtime at Drury Lane Theatre; The Iceman Cometh at the Goodman Theatre; and Set Designer for the film Public Enemies). Vivid Lighting Design is by Lee Fiskness (over 12 years at The Santa Fe Opera). Costume Design is by Maggie Hofmann and Erika Senase. Sound Design is by Ray Nardelli (Next to Normal at Drury Lane Theatre and Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and Wig Design is by Rick Jarvie.
For reservations, call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at 630.530.0111, call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, or visit www.drurylane.com.