Theatre fans can count on having a monstrously good time as the Mel Brooks' comedy Young Frankenstein comes alive on the stage at Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
Noah Dressler (Morris) plays the role of Frederick Von Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen"), the grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, who inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With his hunchbacked sidekick Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore") and lab assistant Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his infamous grandfather.
The role of Igor is played by Mykey Watchorn (Frazee), and Julia Christenson (Fergus Falls) is the lab assistant who helps Frederick bring his creature, played by Gaige Jevne (Underwood), to life.
The cast includes Jacob Haugen (Henning) as Inspector Hans Kemp, Jacob Seeman (St. Cloud) as Victor Von Frankenstein, Conor Murphy (Fergus Falls) as Ziggy, Megan Riedel (Eagle Valley-Clarissa) as Elizabeth Benning and Cassidy Anderson (Henning) as Frau Blucher.
The musical's ensemble includes Allyson Jensen of Dawson; Austin Begley, Abby Lindgren, Miranda Hubert, Teresa Widiger and Breanna Roen of Fergus Falls; Jordin Roberts of New York Mills; Andrew Callum of Perham; and Hailey Formo of Wadena.
Young Frankenstein is directed by M State theatre instructor Stefanie Gerhardson and choral instructor Teresa Ashworth. Choreographer for the production is Miranda Hubert, and Elijah Samuelson of Fergus Falls is the sound operator.
Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14, in Waage Theatre on the Fergus Falls campus.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults, and $7 in advance and $8 at the door for students. Tickets can be purchased at the M State Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the performance, by calling 218.736.1600 or online at mstatetickets.com.
The Minnesota State Community and Technical College Jazz Band invites the community to warm up with the hot sounds of jazz at its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Waage Theatre on the Fergus Falls campus.
The Jazz Band, directed by Dan Carlson, will heat things up with some barn-burning, upbeat swing including "Wind Machine," "Cut to the Chase" and a return of Count Bubba with "Count Bubba's Revenge." Will Count Bubba get his revenge? Come and find out!
The evening also will include funk, waltzes featuring the band's own Joseph "Duke Ellington" Tranvik, Tim Rostad on "Child is Born" and the trombone section performing "My Buddy."
Other featured soloists for the evening are Kristofer Lein, Levi Soydara, Josh Wheeler, Jennifer Kaminski-Horak and M State alumnus Jim Worner. The band will close with rock tunes "Dancing in the Street," "Old Time Rock and Roll" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love."
The M State Combo also will perform several numbers including "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby."
Tickets are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults and $7 in advance and $8 at the door for students. Tickets are available in the M State Box Office (Room C325), by calling 218.736.1600 or online at mstatetickets.com.
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