National Tour of “Young Frankenstein” May 10
Dr. Frankenstein and Monster.
A.J. Holmes and Rory Donovan.
Photo by Paul Kolnik
The classic Mel Brooks movie "Young Frankenstein" is ALIVE...and it's headed to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville for one night only on May 10 at 7:30 p.m.! This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster – but not without scary and hilarious complications.
The event is the final show of the 2011-2012 Broadway series of national touring musical productions to appear at the $25 million state-of-the-art performance venue located on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College.
Tickets are on sale by phone, web or in-person from the Box Office for $45 each. There is a group discount of $5 off per ticket for group sales of 10 or more tickets. The Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. and starting at 6:00 p.m. the night of the show. Call (850) 729-6000 or purchase online at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.
Winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical, "Young Frankenstein" is monstrously good entertainment. Dr. Frankenstein, together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that's Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his mapcap fiancé Elizabeth, attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. The show features favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new show-stopping numbers for the stage, including "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend," and "Puttin' on the Ritz."
The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony Award winner Mel Brooks himself--who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book- along with his record-breaking team from The Producers: five-time Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three-time Tony-winning writer, Thomas Meehan.
All 1,650 seats in the main theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center are no more than 90 feet from the stage - making every seat "the best seat in the house" at the performance venue which is located on the eastern edge of the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College at 100 College Boulevard. The center is just minutes from Interstate 10 or the mid-Bay Bridge, and is easily accessible to patrons from surrounding communities.
For more information about the 2011-2012 national touring production of "Young Frankenstein" visit: youngfrankensteinthemusical.com.