‘Young Frankenstein’ opens Friday at center
Walk this way — or maybe take a roll in the hay — as “Young Frankenstein,” the musical based on Mel Brooks’ smash comedy film — opens Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. at The Center for Performing Arts, 661 state Route 308, Rhinebeck.
The story follows Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein, who, after years of trying to live down the family reputation, heads to Transylvania to deal with his inherited estate when his grandfather, Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein, dies. He is slowly drawn into his grandfather’s work. He soon creates a monster of his own. Hilarity ensues.
The Up In One Production is produced by Diana di Grandi, and directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault, with musical direction by Jeri Burns. The cast features Dietz Farcher as Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein, Victoria Howland as Elizabeth, Aubrey Flick as Inga, Rocco Palmieri as Igor, Elaine del Rio as Frau Blucher and Bobby Greffrath as the Monster. Set and lighting design is by David Bowers, costuming by Lobsang Camacho and sound design by Scott Hoskins.
Additional performances this weekend are Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m.
“Young Frankenstein” runs at the center through Sunday, Nov. 6. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors and children ages 11 and under.
Call the box office at (845) 876-3080 or visit centerforperformingarts. org for more information.
Elaine del Rio as Frau Blucher, Aubrey Flick as Inga, Victoria Howland as Elizabeth, Dietz Farcher as Dr. Frankenstein, rocco Palmieri as Igor and Bobby Greffrath as the Monster in a scene from “Young Frankenstein.”