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.