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Curtain call: "Young Frankenstein" heads to San Antonio

APRILL BRANDON

By APRILL BRANDON
April 27, 2010 at midnight
Updated April 28, 2010 at 11:29 p.m.


By Aprill Brandon

It's ALIVE!

Mel Brooks' popular film "Young Frankenstein" has been re-imagined for the stage, and this June, will be sweeping through San Antonio. And it's scientifically proven to make you laugh.

The story of Frankenstein and his monster gets the Broadway treatment in a new show that was the brainchild of the same creators behind the record-breaking show "The Producers," according to the "Young Frankenstein" official website, www.youngfrankensteinthemusical.com.

The show follows Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronkensteen), his sidekick Igor (that's Eye-gor" to you), lab assistant Inga ("Inga") and Dr. Frankenstein's fiancee, Elizabeth, as the dear doctor tries to finish his grandfather's masterwork of bringing a corpse back from the dead.

Winner of the 2008 Best Musical Award, the songs include favorites such as "Putting on the Ritz," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "The Transylvania Mania."

"A high density of talent, the hardest-working supersize ensemble and the largest percentage of gags per scene," Ben Brantley wrote in a review about the show for The New York Times.

"Young Frankenstein" will be at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio June 8-13. Tickets range in price $32.75-$75.75. Tickets are available at TicketMaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

For more information about the show, go to www.youngfrankensteinthemusical.com.

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