Theater + Dance

Young Frankenstein

When: April 26-27, 8 p.m. 2012

Madcap comedy meets showbiz sparkle in this double-entendre-laden musical performance of Broadway's Young Frankenstein. Based on Mel Brooks' 1974 film by the same name, Young Frankenstein debuted on Broadway in 2007, a creation of the same Tony Award-winning team behind the record-breaking The Producers. Brooks drafted the music and lyrics and co-wrote the Frankenstein book with Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray), with direction and choreography by Susan Stroman (Oklahoma!). Dr. Frankenstein -- pronounced FronkenSTEEN -- and his humpbacked helper, Igor, seek to complete the unfulfilled mission of the good doctor's grandfather: to bring a corpse to life. Throw in a curvy lab assistant, Inga, and Frankenstein's self-centered finance, Elizabeth and the vaudevillian comedy intensifies, with numbers that include tap-dancing monsters and a touch-free ballroom dance scene in which women fall to the floor when dipped.

Price: $38-$60 general public, $20-$41 IU Bloomington students

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