I’m a huge fan of Mel Brooks’ movie Young Frankenstein.
So, when I went to see the musical (last day in Seattle, before moving on to Broadway) with my son today, I was both excited, and worried that the play might butcher the classic movie.
Fortunately, the play was great. Most of the gags from the movie were left intact, some with few cute twists. And the songs were fun.
I hadn’t realized that Meagan Mullally (of Will & Grace fame) was going to play Elizabeth (Frankenstein’s fiancée; played by Madeline Kahn in the film). That was inspired casting, and she did a great job.
Anyway, if you get a chance to catch the play, give it a shot.