West Hempstead High School will be bringing Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein the musical" to life next month.
This hilarious, musical parody of several Frankenstein movies captures the imagination of all those with the question, “Can we bring the dead back to life?” Intrigued by this possibility, the grandson of the famous Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein continues his grandfather’s work, but things don’t work out quite as he planned, when an abnormal brain is put into the Creature.
The superb score by Mel Brooks includes the hits “Don’t Touch Me,” “Transylvania Mania,” “Join the Family Business,” and “Putting on the Ritz.”
West Hempstead’s Drama Club is proud to present its own rendition with stage director Joseph Kane, musical director Patricia McVetty, choreographer Melissa Benson and producer Wayne Heckler. The cast and crew of more than 80 students feature Jacob Berkowitz, Mike Sands, Emily Corigliano, Paige Smallwood, Rebecca Dunne, Magda Wysoki, Mike Finn, Elizabeth Hanson, Alex Martinez, and Daniel Feingold.
Daniel DiPasquale and his stage crew will transform the auditorium of West Hempstead High School into 1930’s New York as well as the mythical Transylvania Heights, which is somewhere lost in time. The production's full pit orchestra, directed by Jon Trapani, completes the musical journey.
"Young Frankenstein: The Musical" offers a great opportunity to bring the entire community together for family theatre at its best.
Performances will take place Thursday, March 14, Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at West Hempstead High School, which is located at 400 Nassau Blvd. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Contact Mr. Heckler at (516) 390-3272 for tickets and further information.