WATERVILLE — “Young Frankenstein” will be staged Oct. 21-30 at The Waterville Opera House, 93 Main St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and Oct. 22, 28 and 29; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, and Oct. 30.

The musical comedy by Mel Brooks has breathed new life into his legendary film with this funny musical adaptation. Starring a local cast of more than 20 performers, “Young Frankenstein” is a horribly hilarious, madcap adventure that will have the audience in stitches.

After inheriting the family’s Transylvanian estate, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced FRONK-en-STEEN) initially tries to avoid following in the footsteps of his infamous grandfather. But soon, along with the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced EYE-gor) and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself on an adventure as he attempts to bring to life a creature of his very own. Filled with riotous villagers, dancing monsters, and a very mysterious housekeeper.

The cast is: Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Jacob Sutherland; The Monster, Uri Lessing; Igor, Tim Croce; Inga, Bell Tyler; Elizabeth Benning, Katie Doornbos; Frau Blücher, Jeralyn Shattuck; Inspector Hans Kemp/Blind Hermit, Bart Shattuck; Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein/Herald, Nathan Towne; and Ziggy/Shoe Shine/Quartet, Jak Peters.

The ensemble is: Emily Cates, Sam Crockett, Jen Day, Josh Day, Dominic Fazio, Ariel Grenier, Isabelle Grignon, Robert Kruse, Sarah LaGross, Michelle Sweet, Josh Veilleux, Ethan Wiers and Greg Wiers.

The production team: Direction by Debra Susi, musical eirection by Rebecca Caron and Ben McNaboe, choreography by Adam P. Blais, lighting and scenic design by Chad Lefebvre, costume design by Travis M. Grant and sound design by Jayson Murray.

Due to some adult humor, patrons may want to leave their little monsters at home.

Tickets cost $23 for adults, $21 for youths and seniors.

For more information, call 873-7000 or visit www.operahouse.org.


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