Elm Street to perform 'Young Frankenstein' this week
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The villagers fear the return of a Frankenstein to their town in Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein,’ the musical.  The cast includes, kneeling, Lisa Nelson, and from left: Clay Isom, Colton Combs, Jeff Elam, Kyle Reichard, Cecilia Harrington and Sam Marie Kuzian. <br> Special to the Cherokee Tribune
The villagers fear the return of a Frankenstein to their town in Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein,’ the musical. The cast includes, kneeling, Lisa Nelson, and from left: Clay Isom, Colton Combs, Jeff Elam, Kyle Reichard, Cecilia Harrington and Sam Marie Kuzian.
Special to the Cherokee Tribune
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Frau Blucher (Ginny Slifcak of Woodstock) sizes up the lovely and wide-eyed Inga (Carlye McLaughlin of Woodstock) in Elm Street’s ‘Young Frankenstein,’ the musical, set to open Friday.
Frau Blucher (Ginny Slifcak of Woodstock) sizes up the lovely and wide-eyed Inga (Carlye McLaughlin of Woodstock) in Elm Street’s ‘Young Frankenstein,’ the musical, set to open Friday.
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Fiancee Elizabeth Benning (Siobhan Brumbelow of Woodstock) doesn’t want her lipstick smudged by Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Brad Leak of Woodstock) during the song ‘Please, Don’t Touch Me’ from Mel Brooks’ musical ‘Young Frankenstein.’
Fiancee Elizabeth Benning (Siobhan Brumbelow of Woodstock) doesn’t want her lipstick smudged by Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Brad Leak of Woodstock) during the song ‘Please, Don’t Touch Me’ from Mel Brooks’ musical ‘Young Frankenstein.’
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Ziggy the village idiot (Clay Isom) and Inspector Kemp (Justin Collins) react to the appearance of the Monster (Jeremy Cain) in Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein,’ the musical, set to come to the stage at Elm Street in Woodstock.
Ziggy the village idiot (Clay Isom) and Inspector Kemp (Justin Collins) react to the appearance of the Monster (Jeremy Cain) in Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein,’ the musical, set to come to the stage at Elm Street in Woodstock.
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Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is kicking off its Main Stage series this week with the opening of “Young Frankenstein.”

The show has been in rehearsals for the past couple of months and will be a new experience for the community and Elm Street patrons, its producers say.

“Young Frankenstein is a newer musical for an older audience,” said Christopher Brazelton, operations director and producer. “We are pleased to welcome guest director Kevin Anderton and guest choreographer David E. Hedrick and to add some diversity to our programming.”

The show is a twist on the old Frankenstein story and the Mel Brooks movie with young Dr. Frankenstein and his assistants Igor and the curvaceous Inga, played by Carley McLaughlin of Woodstock. Igor is played by Brandon Wilkinson who was last on the Elm Street stage a few years ago as the title role in Frankenstein the stage play.

Dr. Frankenstein, who is played by Brad Leak of Woodstock, actually succeeds in creating a Monster, played by Jeremy Cain of Acworth, in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancée Elizabeth Benning, Siobhan Brumbelow of Woodstock.

“This frightfully funny show is sure to bring laughs to audiences,” Brazelton said, with memorable tunes such as “Putting’ On The Ritz,” The Transylvania Mania,” and “He Vas My Boyfriend.”

The show is rated PG-13 and is recommended only for teens and adults, he said.

Young Frankenstein will be playing for two weekends at Elm Street; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., and Sept. 5, 6, and 7. Shows will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Single tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

For information and to inquire about tickets visit elmstreetarts.org/frankenstein/ or call (678) 494-4251.

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