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The world according to Mel Brooks

By Thom O'Connor
Friday, October 15, 2010
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In its laugh-out-loud history of bringing smiles, chortles, gaffaws and delight to hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S., the Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" shows no sign of fading away.

The show is slated to play Oct 19-24 on the magnificent Mainstage at Proctors on State Street as part of the 2010–2011 Key Private Bank Broadway Series.

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 brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony Award winner Mel Brooks (pictured) 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.

If you have a closet full of pitchforks and torches and nowhere to go, take a tip from Mel Brooks himself and in his own words:

“It’s true. Thirty-five years ago, I created a monster -– and now he’s roaming loose around the country. In fact, he’s headin’ straight for your village. What do you want from me, an apology? You should be thanking me!

“Sure, sure, he has the body of a Ford Edsel and the brains to match, but nothing’s funnier than that big dumb lug Puttin’ on the Ritz in my new musical 'Young Frankenstein.' This show has all the great gags from the original movie, plus some new zingers, music, and dancing we threw in just for fun. And for a limited time only, you can see it performed in living color!

“If you enjoyed 'The Producers,' you’re just the kind of sucker who will like 'Young Frankenstein.'

“So go, get your tickets. Laugh at the monster and thank me later.”

-- Mel Brooks

To learn even more about Proctors, visit www.Proctors.org or click HERE.

 
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