HONOLULU, HAWAII — It’s STILL Alive! Manoa Valley Theatre has added 5 more performances of the award-winning Young Frankenstein. Originally scheduled to run September 6 – 23, the side-splitting musical has already extended once and will now play though Sunday, October 7. Called “A comic triumph,” by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, this show is not to be missed!
This Broadway hit follows the story of bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor, his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and inspite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancé Elizabeth, Frankensteinsucceeds in creating a monster — but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications.
Join Frederick Frankenstein, Igor, Frau Blucher, Inga, Elizabeth, the Hermit, Inspector Kemp, the monster and other denizens of Transylvania for this scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment from the 2009 Broadway season. A Hawaii premiere!
“DELIGHTFULLY NUTTY! GLITTERING, BUOYANT FUN that TICKLES ITS AUDIENCE INTO HIGH SPIRITS. CLASSIC BROOKS!” – Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
The production will run through October 7. Show times are Wed. at 7:30 p.m., Thur. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., and Sun. 4 p.m. Tickets are $35. Seniors and military are admitted for $30; youth 25 years old and under for $20. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at manoavalleytheatre.com. Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets. Minimum age is 6 years old.
Guest director of the production is Hannah Schauer Galli. Assistants to the director are Erich Steinwandt and Polly Miao and musical direction is by Judy Yoshioka. Choreographing the production is Katherine L. Jones. The stage manager is Erich Steinwandt. Performing in the cast are Elitei Tatafu Jr., Myles McGee, Paul Mitri, Samantha Stoltzfus, Jody Bill, Shannon Winpenny, Britton Adams, Daniel Kunkel, Jonah Ho’okano, Jared Duldulao, David Bachler, Jesie Rocetes, Maree Miller, Sara Robertson, Kirsten Rosa, and Victoria Chang.
Costumes are by Dusty Behner, lighting design is by Lloyd Riford, sound design is by Jason Taglianetti, set design is by MJ Matsushita, scenic artist is Cristina Arroyo, hair and makeup design is by Lisa Ponce de Leon and props design is by Sara Ward.
‘Young Frankenstein’ show sponsors are ABC Stores, Hagadone Printing Company and Watumull Stores. Season Sponsors are Richard Aadland Trust, Cades Schutte and TheCades Foundation, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, ‘Iolani School, KITV 4 News, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and Subaru Hawaii. This event is made possible with support from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Manoa Valley Theatre is located at 2833 East Manoa Road. For more information, call MVT at 988-6131 or log on to www.manoavalleytheatre.com