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K-State Today

January 3, 2012

It's alive: 'Young Frankenstein' taking over McCain Jan. 19

By Communications and Marketing

The Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" will scare up some fun at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

"Most people would agree that 'Young Frankenstein' is Mel Brooks' funniest and best film," said Todd Holmberg, director of McCain Auditorium. "The live version has even more musical numbers and gags, so it will please those familiar with the movie and those who are experiencing this classic comedy parody for the first time."

This reimagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to create a monster -- but not without scary and hilarious complications. The performance features a dynamic cast delivering the classic moments from the original film and new musical numbers, including "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz."

A three-time Tony Award winner, Brooks wrote the production's music and lyrics and he co-wrote the book with his record-breaking team from "The Producers," which includes Susan Stroman, a five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, and Thomas Meehan, a three-time Tony Award-winning writer.

"Young Frankenstein" was also the recipient of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical.

Tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at $24 for K-State students and $48 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty and staff, military and children are also available. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. Tickets also can be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.