FIRST LOOK: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Westchester Playhouse opens 11/11

Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Alison Mattiza, assisted by Musical Director Catherine Rahm and Assistant Director Valerie Ruel, produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International.

Featured in the cast in alphabetical order are Michael Berckart, Elizabeth Bouton, Esme Brown, Mark Bruce-Casares, Francesca Farina, Seth Freed, Samuel Goldman, Lynn Gutstadt, Jessie Harrison, Brett Lark, Peter Miller, Fiona Okida, Roy Okida, Lyndsay Palmer, Kim Peterson, Jesse D. Saywell, Steffan Scrogan, Dana Weisman, and Jim Witoszynski.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. This hilarious musical is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. But this musical comedy hit, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award, is not without scary and hilarious complications. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and the famous "Puttin' On The Ritz," this show is scientifically-proven to be monstrously good entertainment!

Tickets are $25.00 with a $2.00 discount for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, please call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm. You may also purchase tickets online at www.kentwoodplayers.org.

For group ticket sales of 10 or more, please call the box office for group rates. This musical is appropriate for all ages, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult in the theater. For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production and upcoming auditions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.

To meet the YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN production team and learn more about Kentwood Players and what goes on at the Westchester Playhouse, the public is invited to attend our membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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