SUNY Oswego’s “Young Frankenstein” revivial

Poster of Young Frankenstein, (Oswego Theatre Department)

SUNY Oswego’s Music and Theatre Department bring its adaptation of “Young Frankenstein,” based on the 1974 film and 2007 Broadway play, to Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

The comic spoof takes place over the course of five days, with a preview on April 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m., and will run on April 25-26 and May 3 at 7:30 p.m, with a matinée finale on Sunday, May 4 at 2p.m.

The two co-stars of Young Frankenstein on WTOP-10's Tonight in Oswego Starring Benny Blue. (Photo by Erin Blodgett)
The two co-stars of Young Frankenstein on WTOP-10’s Tonight in Oswego Starring Benny Blue.
(Photo by Erin Blodgett)

Danny Stalter will be playing the lead role of Dr. Frederik Frankenstein, and Morgan Rae Noone plays Inga, a local resident of Transylvania.

This is Stalter’s second performance with Oswego, his first came last year during “Once Upon A Mattress,” and Noone’s debut performance.

The monster-mash comedy, which was written by screenwriters Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, brings a unique and creative spin from the 1931 horror film, Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and the sequel, “Son of Frankenstein.”

The original “Young Frankenstein” made the American Film Institutes list of “The 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time” in 2005, placing in at No. 13. Susan Stroman’s Broadway adaptation ran from November of 2007 to January of 2009.

Tickets for the shows are $7-$15 for SUNY Oswego students. Tickets for the Saturday shows on April 26 and May 3 are $10, and $5 for the April 24 preview. Tickets are available at all SUNY Oswego box offices and online.

Parking for the events will be included in the ticket prices, and it available in the lots in front and to the east of Culkin Hall.

The show visits SUNY Oswego five years after its lengthy run on Broadway had ended. For more information on what to expect, check out the video below showing exclusive events from Mel Brooks’ Broadway play.