Coming alive

“Frankenstein” musical opens Friday at Ramsdell Theatre

MANISTEE — It’s alive!

The famous phrase of Dr. Frankenstein is apt, as “Young Frankenstein — The Musical” comes to life at the Ramsdell Theatre with an opening performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee.

Additional performances of the Manistee Civic Players’ production take place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, Oct. 30 and 31 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

Adopted for the stage from Mel Brooks’ titular film, the production tells the story of Frederick Frankenstein (which he pronounces “Fronk-en-steen”), the grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, who inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of hunchback sidekick Igor and his leggy lab assistant Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

There is a cost for admission.

Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling MyNorth Tickets at 1-800-836-0717 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., online at www.manisteecivicplayers.org, or in person at the Ramsdell Theatre box office beginning at 12 p.m. on Oct. 22.

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Posted by Sean Bradley

Sean is the city and cops and courts reporter for the News Advocate, he also is in charge of the entertainment and Reasons to Celebrate pages. He can be reached at (231) 398-3109 or sbradley@pioneergroup.com.

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