Saturday, July 31, 2010

Puttin' On The Ritz

LOVED/LIKED IT: On Tuesday night I attended the opening night of Young Frankenstein. The show was sooo much fun. Being the HUGE Mel Brooks fan I was I could not wait for this show to make it to LA, AND boy was it worth it! Though I really had a great time seeing this story come to life on stage it does not even come close to the classic 1974 movie. On hand at the opening was none other than Mel Brooks himself (AHHH I SAW MEL). Check out the photos I snapped of him on the red carpet. Cloris Leachman who was in the original film was also on hand for the festivities.

The tour stars straight from Broadway Roger Bart as Frederick Frankenstein (AKA Frahnken-STEEN) and Shuler Hensley as the monster. And let me tell you these two guys are amazing. You might know Bart from his guest roles in Despart House Wives, 30 Rock, or as Carmen Ghia in the Producers (Broadway & Movie). Bart is one of the funniest stage actors out there and it was an honor to see him on stage. Plus the man can SING. The Broadway vet Hensley, was LMAO funny as the monster. They truly make each character their own bringing there own twist to these iconic characters. Cory English who also did the Broadway run played Igor. He hit every mark and brought down the house with his dance moves, facial expressions, and lovely hump. Although the stars are straight from Broadway they did scale down the production from its original run on Broadway. I am curious to if the bigger scaled show would have been better or not?

The show runs through August 8th so hurry to the Pantages Theatre!!!
$25 STUDENT RUSH TICKETS! - For this engagement of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, the Pantages is making available $25 Student Rush Tickets. Must show valid full-time student ID. Rush tickets are available beginning 2 hours prior to each performance. Ticket must be purchased in cash at the box office window only.

"Puttin' On The Ritz"-song from Young Frankenstein

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