Victoria Theatre Association
Win Tickets to this hilarious new musical! Keep reading for details!
The ‘VTA’ will kick-off it’s 2011-12 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series with The New Mel Brooks Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, October 4-9 at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, in downtown Dayton.
The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE and making an appearance in Dayton! Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. The movie, which Brooks co-wrote with star Gene Wilder, earned various awards and recognition throughout the years. Most recently the film was selected as #13 on the AFI’s 100 Funniest American Moves of All Time (2000) and, in 2003, was chosen to be preserved in the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
When Frederick Frankenstein (that’s ‘Fronkensteen’), an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga? Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show’s raucous score includes “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend,” and the unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz.”
The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony winner Mel Brooks himself – who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book along with his record-breaking, award-winning team from The Producers (12 Tony Awards). Brooks’ collaborators on the show included Thomas Meehan (book), Susan Stroman (director & choreographer), Glen Kelly (musical supervision), Robin Wagner (set design), William Ivey Long (costume design) and Doug Besterman (orchestrations).
The show opened on Broadway in November of 2007, starring the incomparable Broadway starlet, Ms. Sutton Foster. It was named the Best Broadway Musical 2008 by the Outer Critics Circle Award and won 5 Broadway.com Audience Awards, including Favorite New Musical. A national tour launched in September of 2009.
-VTA Press ReleaseWe encourage local theatre companies to submit calendar items HERE, and official press releases to onStageDayton@daytonmostmetro.com.
Tickets & Performance Information:
Tuesday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at The Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre – Performance Times Vary
Tickets range from $37 – $92
Please note: Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN includes adult situations and language, parents use caution when purchasing tickets.
Visit the Schuster Center box office in downtown Dayton or order by phone, at (937) 228-3630 or toll free (888) 228-3630. Ticket Center Stage hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, noon – 4 p.m., and two hours prior to each performance.
Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketcenterstage.com.
For more information about Victoria Theatre Association visit www.victoriatheatre.com.
For more information about the show, visit www.YoungFrankensteinTheMusical.com
WE’RE GIVING AWAY FREE TICKETS!!!
On Sunday October 2nd we’ll be drawing THREE winners to win a pair of ticket to see Young Frankenstein The Musical next week! Just fill out the form below and make sure you select which night you’d like to see the show. We’ll give away one pair for each of the three nights. Also, be sure to share this story with your friends on Facebook and Twitter so that they can also enter to win. Good luck!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS:
Ray Zupp (Vandalia) – Tuesday Show
Ben Douglas (Beavercreek) – Wednesday Show
Brian Anzek (Huber Heights) – Thursday Show