Fountain Hills Theater brings back ‘Young Frankenstein’ musical

From left is Noel Irick, Bill Bennett, Patrick Russo, Roger Prenger and Morgan Ottersbach.

From left is Noel Irick, Bill Bennett, Patrick Russo, Roger Prenger and Morgan Ottersbach. Photo by Patty Torrilhon.

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From left is Bill Bennett and Patrick Russo. Photo by Patty Torrilhon.

The New Mel Brook’s Musical Young Frankenstein’ is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece.

The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor, his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancé Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster — but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications.

‘The New Mel Brook’s Musical Young Frankenstein’ is produced by Patty Torrilhon and Patricia Tonzi, directed by Peter J. Hill and musically directed by Flora Mogerman, according to a press release. ‘The New Mel Brook’s Musical Young Frankenstein’ stars Bill Bennett, Roy Hunt, Noel Irick, Matt Mcdonald, Darryl W. Poenisch, Roger Prenger, Morgan Ottersbach, Patrick Russo and Janine Smith.

The ensemble includes Nick Doonan, Dan Fecteau, Lizz Reeves Fidler, Alan Isaacson, Susie Lundy, Kendra Lytle, Sara Matin, Stephani Mcdonald, Lew Myers,  Manny Quijada, Tanya Schoenwolf, Jessica Shepler, Asher Sheppard, Tom Vinopal and Eric Williams.

‘The New Mel Brook’s Musical Young Frankenstein’ will play June 19–July 5. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.  Individual tickets are $28 for adults and $23 for children ages 17 and under. Group rates and student discounts are available. There will be adult language and themes, according to the release.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. in Fountain Hills. Tickets are available through the theater box office at 480-837-9661 x3 and at www.fhtaz.org.  Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, according to the release.

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