Musical Theatre West to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 11/1–17

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Musical Theatre West at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA proudly opens 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 Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks.

Having first debuted on Broadway in November of 2007, MTW's Young Frankenstein is scheduled to be presented November 1 - 17, 2013 for 13 performances. Saturday, November 2nd has been designated as the show's official opening night. Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment...and the only place you'll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made!

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.

Performances for Young Frankenstein are Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; *Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and *Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A Thursday, November 14 performance at 8:00 p.m. has been added.

*There will be no 2:00 pm matinee performance on Saturday, November 2.

*There will be no 7:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, November 3, or Sunday, November 17.

Tickets for Young Frankenstein may be purchased online at (additional fees apply) or by phone at (562) 856-1999, Ext. 4. Prices begin at $20. A $3.00 service charge will be added to each ticket. Group rates are available for 12 or more. Tickets may also be purchased at the Musical Theatre West Box Office located at 4350 East 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804. Box Office hours are 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with Saturdays added October 18 to November 23. All performances are at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center which Fis located at 6200 East Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

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