Tap-dancing monster invades UTC's Fine Arts Center
The UTC Theatre Company presents an adaptation of a classic Mel Brooks’ film, “Young Frankenstein, The Musical,” through April 18, in the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre inside the UTC Fine Arts Center. April showers aren’t going to stop this “monstrously funny” extravaganza.
As director Steve Ray tells us, this show involves the protagonist Frederick Frankenstein, “whose entire ancestry has created monsters by trying to resurrect the dead, and must come to terms with his legacy—plus jokes about private parts.”
The original movie is listed as 28th on Total Film magazine’s readers’ “List of the 50 Greatest Comedy Films of All Time,” and true fans will find that this musical and the large cast of student actors lives up to the billing.
Says Ray, “If you like parodies, horror movies, old-fashioned musicals, bawdy humor, and twisted science, you’ll love this production. The students’ energy will be infectious and they will make you laugh.”
All shows are at 7:30 p.m., along with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. April 18. For more information, visit utc.edu/fine-arts-center