It's Alive! YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Is Fully Charged at Beck Center, Now thru 8/17

Beck Center for the Arts presents The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, today, July 11 through August 17, 2014 on the Mackey Main Stage. Nominated for three Tony Awards and awarded Best Musical by the Outer Critics Circle, this monstrously entertaining musical comedy is based on Mel Brooks' parody of classic horror movies. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale.

Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan have done it again! From the creators of Broadway's record-breaking sensation The Producers comes this scientifically proven good time. The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein tells the story of young Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (that's FRAHN-ken-steen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather's work by bring a corpse back to life - but not without scary and quite often hilarious consequences. The LA Times called this musical comedy "delightfully nutty! Glittering, buoyant fun that tickles its audience into high spirits...Classic Brooks!"

"Mel Brooks was an important part of my growing up. All his early movies had great power over me," said Director Scott Spence. "His irreverent, afraid-to-go-nowhere style made his movies irresistible to me." With musical direction by Larry Goodpaster and choreography by Martín Céspedes, the talented cast of 26, including Equity actors Jamie Koeth as Frederick and Lindsey Mitchell as Elizabeth, will present the funniest singing and dancing laboratory experiment this town has ever seen.

Tickets are $29 for adults, $26 for seniors (65 and older), and $12 for students with a valid I.D. A $3 service fee per ticket will be applied at time of purchase. Preview Night on Thursday, July 10 is $10 with general admission seating. Group discounts are available for parties of four or more. Purchase tickets online at or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540, x10. Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available.

This production of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), sponsored by the John P. Murphy Foundation and Ulmer & Berne LLP, and is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater productions on two stages, arts education programming for all ages and abilities, including Creative Arts Therapies for individuals with special needs, outreach education, and free gallery exhibits.

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