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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Daniel A. Smith, Michael Peter Deeb, and Ryan Chlanda Ch


Jeffrey Landman, Donna Louden, John Racca, Jessica Buda, and David W. Miller


Marisa Field, Jessica Ernest, Annie Hinskton, Alishia Suitor, and Katy Tabb


Ben Liebert at curtain call


Tracy Lore at curtain call


Danny Blaylock at curtain call


Andi Davis at curtain call


Rebecca Ann Johnson at curtain call


Zachary Ford at curtain call


The company of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at curtain call


The company of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at curtain call


Jessica Buda, David W. Miller, Donna Louden, Ryan Chlanda, Annie Hinskton, and Jeffrey Landman


Jeffrey Landman, John Racca, Jeffrey Rockwell, Danny Blaylock, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Zachary Ford, Andi Davis, and Tracy Lore


Jeffrey Rockwell, Danny Blaylock, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Zachary Ford, Andi Davis, Tracy Lore, Ben Liebert


John Racca, Jeffrey Rockwell, Danny Blaylock, Rebecca Ann Johnson, Zachary Ford, Andi Davis, Leand Tracy Lore


Rebecca Ann Johnson, Zachary Ford, Andi Davis, and Tracy Lore


Leonard Charles Niedbalski and John Richard Petersen


Tom Lowe and Jen Malenke


Glenn Shiroma and Jen Malenke


Coe Lamoureux and Kristen Lamoureux


Benjamin Otto Gibson, Jacob Haren, and Kristen Lamoureux


Robert Pieranunzi and John Todd


John Racca and Jen Malenke


Marisa Field, Kristen Lamoureux, and Adam Samuel Pellegrine


David Lamoureux and Marisa Field


Steven Stanley and Katy Tabb


Daniel A. Smith and Jacob Haren


Roger Castellano, Tracy Lore, and Carlin Castellano


Andi Davis and Annie Hinskton


Matt Schwartz and Rebecca Ann Johnson


Rebecca Ann Johnson, Tracy Lore, and John Todd


Ryan Chlanda, Alishia Suitor, Quintan Craig, Jessica Ernest, David W. Miller, Michael Peter Deeb, Andi Davis, and Katy Tabb


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


Ryan Chlanda, Donna Louden, Daniel A. Smith, Katy Tabb, Rebecca Ann Johnson, David W. Miller, Andi Davis, Alishia Suitor, and Jeffrey Landman


Jeff Skowron and David Lamoureux


Alishia Suitor and Ryan Chlanda


Danny Blaylock, Jennifer Holcombe, and Jaycob Hunter


Katy Tabb, Donna Louden, David W. Miller, Jessica Ernest, Andi Davis, Daniel A. Smith, Michael Peter Deeb, Alishia Suitor, and Ryan Chlanda


David Lamoureux and Gwen Stewart


Tom Lowe, Zachary Ford, Bobbie Bagby Ford, and Jen Malenke


Daniel Mahler, Ashley Fox Linton, Jeffrey Landman, and Jeff Skowron


Danny Blaylock, Katy Tabb, and David W. Miller

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