The Story
Young Frankenstein
Music & Lyrics
MEL BROOKS

Book
MEL BROOKS & THOMAS MEEHAN
The musical is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Mel Brooks, who has described it as his best film. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

PHOTOS
Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Performance highlights from the national tour production.

MUSIC
Please Don't Touch Me
Megan Mullaly & Ensemble
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

ACT ONE

In the town of Transylvania Heights, the year 1934, the villagers celebrate the funeral procession of the mad scientist, Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. However, Inspector Hans Kemp, whom has a wooden right arm, ruins the happiness with news about the existence of Victor's grandson: Frederick, the Dean of Anatomy at New York's best university, known as the "John, Mariam, and Anthony Hopkins School of Medicine." Despite the terrifying discovery, Ziggy the village idiot convinces the villages that there was no way a New York doctor would come to Transylvania, thus continuing the celebration ("The Happiest Town in Town").

At New York, Frederick deals with the shame of being a Frankenstein. When asked about this relationship, he insists that his name be pronounced "Fronkensteen" and that he is not a mad man but a scientist. He then lectures his students about the greatest mind of science with the volunteer guinea pig, Mr. Hilltop ("The Brain"). He inherits a castle in Transylvania from his grandfather Victor and travels to see it. His tightly-wound fianc?e, Elizabeth Benning, sees him off before he steams to Europe ("Please, Don't Touch Me").

In Transylvania Heights, he meets the hunchback Igor (pronounced "eye-gore"), the grandson of Victor's henchman, who is extremely excited to meet him ("Together Again"). Igor has hired the services of Inga, a yodeling lab assistant with a degree from the local community college. They ride off to Castle Frankenstein ("Roll in the Hay"). The forbidding housekeeper of the castle is Frau Bl?cher. Frederick is surprised to find only mundane books in the library such as Black Beauty and the Kama Sutra. Before bed, the doctor is offered warm milk, brandy, ovaltine, and a Grande Soy Macchiato, by Frau Bl?cher, but he wants nothing.

Frederick falls asleep reading Little House on the Prairie and dreams of his grandfather, 4x great grandfather Mordecai, and other ancestors, who tell him to build a monster ("Join the Family Business"). He is awakened by Inga, and they find the secret entrance to his grandfather's laboratory by following the sound of the eerie music played by Frau Bl?cher. They confront her, and she tells of her past with the late Victor ("He Vas My Boyfriend"). After reviewing his grandfather's notes, Frederick becomes committed to carry on the late deranged genius's experiments in the reanimation of the dead. They dig up a huge corpse with a large "schwanstuker." The villagers gather at the local town hall for a meeting and are instructed to be on the lookout for grave robbers ("The Law"). Igor and Frankenstein carefully walk away with the corpse in tow while Ziggy waves at the doctor out of a window.

Frederick knows just where to find the brain of a genius and a saint. He sends Igor to fetch it, but the hapless henchman drops it on the way back. He gets another brain but does not tell the doctor. Frederick creates the creature ("Life, Life"). Unfortunately, the monster goes on a rampage shortly after waking. The doctor is distressed to find that Igor had provided a different brain whose name he recalled was "Abby Normal".

Inspector Kemp and he townspeople come to investigate, pretending to welcome Frederick ("Welcome to Transylvania"). Frederick and his employees try to stall the villagers ("Transylvania Mania"), while Frau Bl?cher frees the monster without letting Frederick know.


ACT TWO

Everyone goes out to search for the monster ("He's Loose"). Inga talks to the frustrated doctor ("Listen to Your Heart"). Frau Bl?cher and Igor find the two suspended on the platform, completing what Igor believes the doctor to be the "doing an experiment on the female anatomy and she's assisting his brains out."

Elizabeth arrives unexpectedly in Transylvania with a large entourage (Masha, nails; Sasha, make-up; Tasha, hair; Basha, wardrobe; and Bob the astrologer) and finds Frederick and a naked Inga, who tell her that there was no funny business going on ("Surprise"). Meanwhile, the monster finds a Blind hermit after breaking through his house wall ("Please Send Me Someone"). Eventually, he is startled into another rampage and leaves, to be captured by Frederick. The doctor locks himself into a room with the monster, and after overcoming his fears, tells the monster that he is a good looking fellow who is loved ("Man About Town").

At a theater the monster is presented, now dressed as a gentleman, first walking on command, then dancing ("Puttin' on The Ritz"). But the monster becomes enraged when some stage lights accidentally pop and explode. Elizabeth ends up being kidnapped by the creature. But she overcomes her fear: she sees a different side of the monster ("Deep Love"). Lured away by the sounds of a French horn, Frederick attempts an intelligence transfer, but the monster does not wake, and Frederick is hanged, saying that he will die a Frankenstein (Frederick's Soliloquy).

The Monster returns, using his newly transferred medical skills to discover that Frederick is not dead, but just unconscious from a cracked neck. The Monster then revives the doctor by sticking a hat pin into a nerve in his neck. After apologizing and thanking his creator, the Monster before proposing to Elizabeth ("Deep Love (Reprise). The hermit and Frau Bl?cher agree to go out on a "blind date," and Frederick becomes engaged to Inga ("Finale Ultimo").

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer ROBERT F.X. SILLERMAN, MEL BROOKS
Direction SUSAN STROMAN
Musical Staging SUSAN STROMAN
Orchestrations DOUG BESTERMAN
Scenic Design ROBIN WAGNER
Costume Design WILLIAM IVEY LONG
Lighting Design PETER KACZOROWSKI
Sound Design JONATHAN DEANS
Cast
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein ROGER BART
The Monster SHULER HENSLEY
Igor CHRISTOPHER FITZGERALD
Inga SUTTON FOSTER
Elizabeth Benning MEGAN MULLALY
Frau Blucher ANDREA MARTIN
Inspector Hans Kemp, The Hermit FRED APPLEGATE
Dr. Victor von Frankenstein KEVIN LIGON
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

The Happiest TownVillagers
The BrainDr. Frederick Frankenstein and Students
Please Don't Touch MeElizabeth and Voyagers
Together AgainDr. Frederick Frankenstein and Igor
Roll in The HayInga, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and Igor
Join the Family BusinessVictor, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and Ancestors
He Vas My BoyfriendFrau Blucher
The LawInspector Kemp and Villagers
Life, LifeDr. Frederick Frankenstein
Welcome to TransylvaniaTransylvania Quartet
The Transylvania ManiaIgor, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Inga, Inspector Kemp and Villagers


ACT TWO

He's LooseInspector Kemp and Villagers
Listen to Your HeartInga
SurpriseElizabeth, Igor, Frau Blucher, Sasha, Masha, Basha, Tasha and Bob
Please Send Me SomeoneHermit
Man About TownDr. Frederick Frankenstein
Putting On the RitzDr. Frederick Frankenstein, The Monster, Inga, Igor, Frau Blucher and Ensemble
Deep LoveElizabeth
Frederick's SoliloquyDr. Frederick Frankenstein
Deep Love (Reprise)The Monster
Finale UltimoThe Company

The Commitments
Children Of Eden
Pippin
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

Performance highlights from the national tour production.
Megan Mullaly and Shuler Hensley of the original Broadway production perform 'Deep Love' at the 2008 Tony Awards.

Please Don't Touch Me Megan Mullaly & Ensemble Original Broadway Cast Recording
Victoria Bejarano Victoria Bejarano

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