Community Theatre of Howell to present monstrous show

Marissa VanDaelen, Staff Writer

cs2_youngfBy Staff Writer: Marissa VanDaelen

‘IT’S ALIVE!’ When this line is heard, most people think of the scientist who created the notorious Frankenstein or Mary Shelley who created the best-selling novel itself. However, in the beginning of November, Howell residents will be thinking of that line differently.

Young Frankenstein is a hilarious musical comedy that will be put on by the Community Theatre of Howell and performed at the Howell High School Freshman Campus November 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and November 3 and 10 at 2 p.m..

Directed by Kevin Rogers, Young Frankenstein is inspired by the Frankenstein legend, and the re-imagined version that appears in Mel Brooks’ 1974 film. The story stars young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to bring a corpse to life, but of course there will be scary and entertaining complications. There will also be various special effects with numbers including “The Transylvania Mania,” “Join the Family Business,” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz”.

The cast of characters will deliver moments from the classic film with a twist of their own as well. The musical will include hunchback sidekick Igor, the lab assistant Inga, the stern housekeeper Frau Blucher, madcap fiancée Elizabeth, and the tap dancing monster.

Likewise, Frederick Frankenstein will be played by Jeff Fox, Igor will be played by Chris Salter, Inga will be played by Sarah Brown, Elizabeth will be played by Annelise Hoshal, Monster will be played by Mark Mazzullo, Frau Blucher will be played by Kathy Wilmoth, and Insector Kemp will be played by Jon King.

Additionally, chorus members include students from Howell High School: Erin Beeman, Briana Beeman, Lauren Bryne, Natalie Dymkowski, Mary Laituri, Ben Breneman, Tori Rogers, Emily Mazzullo, and Caleigh Barnaby.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic recreation!

“It is a monstrously good time!” laughs Rogers.