3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway 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, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as "Frederick Frankenstein" with Danny Blaylock as "The Monster", Julia Aks as "Inga", Erik Scott Romney as "Igor/Victor Frankenstein", Tracy Rowe Mutz* as "Frau Blucher", Ashley Fox Linton* as "Elizabeth", and Richard Gould* as "Inspector Kemp/Hermit". *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.
Released in 1974 to unanimous critical acclaim, the film received two Academy Award nominations, including one for Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder's script, also nominated for a Writer's Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Young Frankenstein was also the recipient of the two highest honors accorded films of science fiction: winning The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and The Nebula Award, given by The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, for Best Dramatic Writing. Since its release, the film has become part of the national consciousness: in 2000, it was selected as #13 on AFI's 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time and in 2003, Young Frankenstein was chosen for preservation in the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Having first debuted on Broadway in November of 2007, Young Frankenstein is scheduled to be presented October 6 - 15 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center with Saturday, October 7 designated as the show's official opening night. The show will then move to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts October 20 - 29. Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment...and the only place you'll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in a tuxedo!
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 hysterical complications.
Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show's raucous score includes "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and an unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin's "Putting on the Ritz."
Dino Nicandros* (Frederick Frankenstein) Dino is thrilled to be returning to 3DT! He'd like to dedicate the run of this show to his hometown, Houston, and the entire state of Texas. Previous 3DT credits include: THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Lucas Beineke); SIDE SHOW (Reptile Man); RAGTIME (ensemble); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (ensemble). Notable credits include: McCoy/Rigby Entertainment-HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Voice of Quasimodo); WEST SIDE STORY (Chino); MARY POPPINS (Robertson Ay); 1st and 2nd national tours of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER THE MUSICAL(Boss Elf); Sacramento Music Circus-9 TO 5 (Joe); HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (ensemble); Candlelight Pavilion-HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Finch); Lewis Family Playhouse-SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (Norm Lewis track); Rubicon Theatre-SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT (Dickon). Dino earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Pepperdine University.
Danny Blaylock (The Monster) Danny is thrilled to be hanging out with this big green guy once more after playing the role a few years back at Musical Theatre West. He was last seen on the 3-D Theatricals stage in THE PRODUCERS. National Tour: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Regional Favorites: UG, THE CAVEMAN MUSICAL, 1776 (Cabrillo), DRAT! THE CAT! (Opening Doors, NYC), PARADE (Secret Theatre), GIDGET, THE MUSICAL (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola), SOUTH PACIFIC, CHICAGO (Cortland Rep). Danny can generally be found performing at the Disneyland Resort at Castle Fantasy Faire, with The Laughing Stock Company, and in Frozen - Live at the Hyperion.
JULIA AKS (Inga) Julia Aks is known for her versatile work spanning opera, TV, film, theatre, Shakespeare, aerial, and dance. She was last seen as Laurey in 3-D Theatricals' production of OKLAHOMA! She frequently sings at LA Opera, with recent roles including Helen in WONDERFUL TOWN (starring Tony Award-winners Faith Prince, Roger Bart, and Nikki M. James) and covering the leading role of Nicklausse/Muse in THE TALES OF HOFFMANN. She has also sung and performed with The Industry, the Independent Shakespeare Company, and new cross-disciplinary works with Fugitive Kind Theatre. On screen, she can be seen serving drinks on Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., being chronically unemployed as Kelsey in the horror comedy feature CLINGER (Slamdance Official Selection), and trying to keep it together as host Stephanie on the transmedia series PERSONAL SPACE (starring Battlestar Galactica's Richard Hatch and Nicki Clyne).
Erik Scott Romney (Igor/Victor Frankenstein) Erik is the recipient of several Desert Theatre League Awards, and is a graduate of AMDA Los Angeles. Erik's last appearance on a main stage was in 3DT's MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT as Patsy. Other shows include, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE 25THANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, WEST SIDE STORY, FOREVER PLAID, A CHORUS LINE, DAMN YANKEES, WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and I TOTALLY KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST Donna Summer.
Tracy Rowe Mutz* (Frau Blucher) First things first--you made it! Glad you're here! Favorite credits: 3DT: OKLAHOMA! (Aunt Eller), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Alice), SEUSSICAL (Mrs. Mayor), INTO THE WOODS (Jack's Mother), SIDE SHOW, RAGTIME. MTW's Reiner Reading Series: AMOUR (The Whore/Claire), LIL'ABNER (Mammy), ON THE 20TH CENTURY (Leticia Peabody), THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE. Other OC: HAIRSPRAY (Velma), GUYS & DOLLS (Adelaide), OKLAHOMA! (Ado Annie), A CHORUS LINE (Val). Voiceover: SPIELBERG PRESENTS FREAKAZOID (Stef) and TINY TOONS for Warner Bros.; THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY (Marcella) and WINNIE THE POOH for CBS. Fun film credit: FOOTLOOSE with Kevin Bacon. Tracy studies Construction Technology at Fullerton College.
Ashley Fox Linton* (Elizabeth)Broadway National Tours: WICKED, LES MISERABLES, performed Cosette, with Hugh Jackman as Jean Val Jean for the Motion Picture Television Fund; Regional and Off-Broadway: BORN FOR THIS (The Broad), SYLVIA, THE LAST 5 YEARS (Rubicon), SUNSET BOULEVARD, S'WONDERFUL (MTW), BABY (North Coast Rep), SWEENEY TODD (Cygnet), THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING... (Urban Stages), HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! (The Old Globe), CALL ME MADAM (Goodspeed), EVITA (Helen Hayes), A CHORUS LINE, TITANIC (Seacoast Rep), SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR (The York), MERTON OF THE MOVIES (NYMTF), PRINCESSES (NAMT). TV/Film: WHITE COLLAR, POKEMON, HAVE DREAMS WILL TRAVEL, NEW & USED. BFA from The Boston Conservatory. AEA/SAG-AFTRA/AGVA/ASCAP. Contributing songwriter to Holiday Magic, benefitting Children's Hospitals. Debut solo album, First Real Love, is now available.
Richard Gould* (Inspector/Hermit) Richard Gould began his work in musical theater in Orange County playing Bill Sykes in OLIVER. In the Bay Area, he performed major roles in COMEDY OF ERRORS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and MACBETH, and is a founding member of San Francisco's Magic Theater. He also performed in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Roles in the Los Angeles area include Sweeney and Judge Turpin in SWEENEY TODD, several incarnations of Ebenezer Scrooge, Richard in RICHARD III, Hopkins in 1776, the Governor/Innkeeper in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Pickering in MY FAIR LADY and Ben Rumson in PAINT YOUR WAGON. He has appeared in Nash Bridges,The West Wing and numerous voiceover and commercial roles.
*Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.
Nichole Beeks, Jason Chacon, Ryan Chlanda, Maggie Darago, Veronica Gutierrez, Matthew Blake Johnson, Derek Leo Miller, Adrian Mustain, Isabella Olivas, Dylan Pass, Tanner Richins*, Dayna Sauble, Landen Starkman, Chad Takeda, Devan Watring*.
*Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.
T.J. Dawson (Executive Producer/Artistic Director) is thrilled to see where 7 short years have taken this young company and hopes its the beginning of many more successful years to come. T.J. is so passionate about the arts and is overjoyed that the community has taken notice. 3-D Theatricals has been awarded the Joel Hirschorn Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre award by the LA Drama Critics Circle and has also been recognized by the LA Stage Alliance with several Ovation awards and nominations. As a director, T.J. has received Ovation nominations, as well as a L.A. Drama Critics Circle nomination for the critically acclaimed production of PARADE (winner of 4 Ovation awards for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Ensemble, and Best Musical). He has also directed for 3DT:THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, ALL SHOOK UP, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, A CHORUS LINE, AVENUE Q (Ovation Nomination), 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, INTO THE WOODS, RAGTIME, SIDE SHOW, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and THE FULL MONTY. Other select producer/ director/choreographer credits include: the Orange County premieres and critically acclaimed productions of SIDE SHOW, Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY, BAT BOY THE MUSICAL, CABARET, INTO THE WOODS and SEUSSICAL.
David Lamoureux (Director) Musical theatre credits include PARADE, AVENUE Q, I LOVE A PIANO, THE PRODUCERS (3-D Theatricals), WEST SIDE STORY, EVITA, SISTER ACT, A CHORUS LINE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, THE WEDDING SINGER (Musical Theatre West), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RENT, INTO THE WOODS, SWEENEY TODD, JOSEPH... (Lewis Family Playhouse), THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, THE SECRET GARDEN, LITTLE ME, CITY OF ANGELS, CARNIVAL, THE GOODBYE GIRL, HOW TO SUCCEED..., LIL ABNER, THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, FOLLIES (Reiner Reading Series), CHESS, HIGH FIDELITY (Musical Theatre Guild), GODSPELL, PHANTOM, CATS, SWEET CHARITY (Candlelight Pavilion), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, ANNIE, SPELLING BEE (Performance Riverside) and the national tour of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. Touring/Recording: Gwen Stefani, Augustana, Vanessa Carlton, Conrad Sewell, Lucy Schwartz, The Damnwells, Katie Costello, Millbrook, Yoshiki. Co-Founder/Creative Director of Los Angeles Musicians Collective. Co-Creator/Arranger of The Beverly Bombshells. For more information and complete credits, visit www.davidlamoureuxcreative.com.
Corey Hirsch (Musical Director) Corey is very excited to resurrect this beast of a show with the brilliant minds of David Lamoureux and Daniel Smith! A graduate of the Juilliard School (B.M. Composition) and the University of Southern California (Adv. Cert. Scoring for Film and TV), Corey is a commissioned composer/arranger, Conductor of the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, Music Director/Arranger/Vocal Coach for Disney, Adjunct Professor of Voice for Musical Theatre at CSUF and a Musical Director for several production companies in Southern California. In recent years, Corey been fortunate to serve under the auspices of 3-D Theatricals as MD for THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE FULL MONTY, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.
Daniel Smith (Choreographer) Daniel is grateful for his return trip to Transylvania and to 3D Theatricals. Credits include: CAROUSEL and SISTER ACT at Musical Theatre West; YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 25TH ANNUAL...SPELLING BEE, THE MUSIC MAN, SWEENEY TODD: IN CONCERT, and RAGTIME: IN CONCERT with Palos Verdes Performing Arts at the Norris Theatre; STATE FAIR and THE PAJAMA GAME for The Musical Theatre Guild; THE ADDAMS FAMILY for The Costa Mesa Playhouse, TEDDY & HARRY and THE ENCHANTED SLEEPING BEAUTY for the Nine OClock Players, LIL ABNER, STEEL PIER, SHE LOVES ME, PAL JOEY, KISMET, BABES IN ARMS, 110 IN THE SHADE, and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA for MTWs Reiner Reading Series; and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (West Coast Premiere), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and INTO THE WOODS for Broadway at the Gardens at the Lewis Family Playhouse. Upcoming projects include Once Upon a MATTRESS for the Reiner Reading Series in Long Beach. Daniel is a proud associate member of the SDC.
Los Angeles Musicians Collective (Musical Contractor), Donna R. Parsons* (Production Stage Manager), Terry Hanrahan* (Assistant Stage Manager), Set provided by Networks, Robin Wagner (Set Designer), Jon Infante (Projection Design). Costumes provided by Networks, Alexandra Johnson (Costume Coordinator), Jene Roach (Technical Director), Jean-Yves Tessier (Lighting Design), Julie Ferrin (Sound Design), Denice Paxton (Makeup Design), and Peter Herman (Wig Design). Gretchen Morales and Melanie Cavaness (Properties Co-Coordinators). *Denotes member of Actors Equity Association.