Arlington Heights – Metropolis begins its 2016-2017 Season with the musical comedy The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein September 22 – November 6, 2016.
Comedic genius Mel Brooks’ hit movie comes to life in this mad-cap musical. Frederick Frankenstein distances himself from his family legacy but a call to settle his inherited estate in Transylvania brings him closer to the ancestors famous for bringing the dead back to life. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced Eye-Gore) and a voluptuous lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself swept into the mad scientist shoes of his grandfather. This raucous musical comedy hit is filled with memorable songs like Transylvania Mania and Puttin’ On The Ritz.
Director Robin M. Hughes is working with an extraordinarily talented cast, including local cast members Sari Greenburg of Buffalo Grove, Dan Hamman of Glenview, Ryan Jozaitis of Roselle, and Allyssa O’Donnell of Clarendon Hills.
Preview performances of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein at Metropolis are September 22–25, 2016. Regular run performances are September 28 – November 6, 2016. Specific dates and times are listed below. Tickets are $30 for previews and $38 for regular run shows and can be purchased online at MetropolisArts.com or by calling the Box Office at 847.577.2121.
Metropolis’ cast for The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein includes Patrick Tierney (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), T.C. Fair (The Monster), Nathan Cooper (Igor), Ali Breneman (Inga), Sari Greenberg (Elizabeth Benning), Susan Wingerter (Frau Blucher), John Gurdian (Inspector Hans Kemp), Kevin Lauerman (The Hermit, Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein), Matthew Huston (Ziggy), Ryan Jozaitis (Telegraph Boy), and Joseph Kuchey (Steward). The ensemble includes Jimmy Capek, Dan Hamman, Allyssa O’Donnell, Kara Schoenhofer, Laura Sportiello, Monica Szaflik and Marissa Williams. Understudies include Jimmy Capek, T.C. Fair, John Gurdian, Dan Hamman, Kevin Lauerman, Laura Sportiello, Monica Szaflik, and Marissa Williams.
The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein has a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks, Original Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman. Directed by Metropolis Resident Director Robin M. Hughes, Music Directed by Metropolis Resident Music Director Micky York, Choreographed by Kristine Burdi. Designers are Marc Beth (Sound Designer), Adam Liston (Scenic Designer/Technical Director), Holly McCauley (Properties Designer), kClare McKellaston (Costume Designer), Joe Mohamed (Lighting Designer) and Michael Wagner (House Technician/Master Electrician). Metropolis Production Manager is William Franz.
The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein is the first show of the 2016-2017 Season at Metropolis, bringing first class entertainment to the northwest suburbs. Other upcoming shows in the Subscription Series at Metropolis include Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (February 2 – March 19, 2017), the epic rock musical HAIR (May 18 – July 2, 2017), and five-time Tony Award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher (July 13 – August 20, 2017). Become a Subscriber and see all 4 shows and save 30% off the single ticket price, or choose Flex and select 3 shows and save 25% off the single ticket price.
The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein is sponsored by FastSigns Arlington Heights and Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant & Pub. Metropolis thanks its media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by a grant from Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a complete performance schedule, visit MetropolisArts.com or call the Box Office at 847.577.2121.
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre provides professional entertainment and arts education, enriching our community.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Friday, September 23, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:00 P.M.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Friday, September 30, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Friday, October 7, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 9, 2016 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Friday, October 14, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Friday, October 21, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Friday, October 28, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Friday, November 4, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 3:00 P.M.