'Young Frankenstein' packs the BeeKay
The Forde Files No. 186
March 16, 2019
"Put. The candle. Back."
During one performance of Tehachapi Community Theatre's (TCT) musical "Young Frankenstein," a member of the audience was heard to say, "It feels good to laugh."
The spontaneous remark likely was the sentiment of every patron of the sell-out houses that have filled the BeeKay's seats during the production's four-week run. The musical, written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, based on the Brooks' classic 1974 movie of the same name, recreates the most memorable dialog and scenes from the movie, fleshed out with musical production numbers.
"It was a real challenge to put on," director Gary Michael Mazzola said. "There are a lot of moving parts."
Actors in the lead roles are Guy Martin as Frederick Frankenstein, David Shacklock as the monster, Chris Morales as Igor, Jamie Uhtof as Inga, Christal Wheeler as Elizabeth and Ruthanne Jennings as Frau Blucher (whinny!).
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