A mu­si­cal tragi­comic and par­ody

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Showtime - Palm Beach - - ON STAGE - By Rod Stafford Hag­wood

Here’s what’s hap­pen­ing this week in the per­form­ing-arts scene.

Young Franken­stein — The Mel Brooks Mu­si­cal

Like the 1974 hit Mel Brooks movie it is based on, this stage mu­si­cal par­o­dies hor­ror films. This stag­ing is by Light­ning Bolt Pro­duc­tions, which last sum­mer pre­sented “The Ad­dams Fam­ily.” The com­pany’s founder, Jessie Hoff­man, who grew up in Boca Ra­ton, says in a press re­lease, “I want to bring more pro­fes­sional the­ater to Boca Ra­ton. I want to give young, up-and-com­ing lo­cal pro­fes­sional and soon-to-be-pro­fes­sional ac­tors a chance to show what they can do and to show lo­cal au­di­ences they don’t have to go far to see ex­cel­lent the­ater. It’s right here in their own back yard.”

When: April 13-22; 7 p.m. Fri­days-Satur­days; 2 p.m. mati­nee Satur­days and Sun­days

Where: West Boca Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (West Boca Ra­ton Com­mu­nity High School), 12811 Glades Road, Boca Ra­ton

Cost: $35 ($20 for stu­dents with valid ID)

Con­tact: 561- 886- 8286 or LBPthe­atre.com

Fun Home

This five-time Tony Award­win­ning mu­si­cal is based on a tragi­comic graphic novel by car- toon­ist Ali­son Bechdel and ex­am­ines fam­ily dys­func­tion, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, sui­cide and the power of lit­er­a­ture. The story is set in a fu­neral home, hence the wry hu­mor of the ti­tle. The show, pre­sented here by Mi­ami’s Zoetic Stage, orig­i­nally opened off- Broad­way in 2013 and on Broad­way in 2015.

When: Thurs­day-May 13; 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­days- Satur­days; 3 p.m. mati­nee Satur­days; 4 p.m. mati­nee Sun­days

Where: Adri­enne Ar­sht Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1300 Bis- cayne Blvd., Mi­ami Cost: $50 and $55 Con­tact: 305-949-6722 or Ar­sht­Cen­ter.org


Light­ning Bolt Pro­duc­tions’ “Young Franken­stein - The Mel Brooks Mu­si­cal,” runs April 13-22 at the West Boca Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter in Boca.


“Fun Home” will be pre­sented by Zoetic Stage be­gin­ning Thurs­day at the Adri­enne Ar­sht Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts in Mi­ami.

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