On Stage: 'Young Frankenstein'

Johnny Lee/Special to the Sentinel "Young Frankenstein"

'YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN'

This high-tech, special effects-loaded production will be presented by the Magic Circle Players at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Magic Circle Theatre, 420 S. 12th St., in Montrose.

Directed by Kathy Murdoch, the play is based on the book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Brooks. The spoof follows respected neurosurgeon, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, who has spent his life denouncing the legend of his infamous mad scientist grandfather, THE Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced "Fraunk-en-teen).

When he inherits the ancestral castle, Frederick returns to Transylvania and unexpectedly discovers his grandfather's secret lab and diaries. The good doctor is inspired to continue where grandpa left off and with a hysterical cast of sidekicks: bug-eyed, hunchbacked Igor, beautiful lab assistant Inga, eager Inspector Kemp, crusty old housekeeper Frau Blucher and a tightly wound socialite fiancée Elizabeth.

Tickets can be purchased at magiccircleplayers.com or by calling 249-7838.

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