- One ticket to see “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” (up to $19 value)
- When: select dates, March 5–15
- Where: Byham Theater
- Theater opens: one hour prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
- $19 for mezzanine, rows DD-FF, or gallery, rows A-E (up to $44.75 value)
- $12 for gallery, rows F-J (up to $29.75 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Young Frankenstein: The Musical
Mel Brooks’s satirical reimagining of the Frankenstein legend and spoof of classic horror flicks leapt from the silver screen to the Broadway stage in 2008, when it picked up the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical. A fresh-faced cast and creative team propel the movie’s famous gags to the stage, transformed into the bubbling, smoking, Tesla-coil-popping laboratory of the mad scientist Frederick Frankenstein. As the curtain rises, Frederick Frankenstein, haunted by his surname’s connotation of madness, travels to Transylvania to settle his grandfather’s estate. Instead, he inherits his unholy experiments. The newly reanimated monster inevitably goes on the loose, leaving Frederick to dodge the suspicious villagers and engage in romantic antics with Inga.
Enthusiastic musical numbers add to the comedy with songs such as “Transylvania Mania” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” which marks the monster’s introduction into high society and burgeoning taste for designer neck bolts. As with his Tony-winning hit The Producers, Brooks wrote the music and co-wrote the book for this second adaptation of his film work.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater
A nonprofit arts organization, Pittsburgh Musical Theater has energized the tapping of toes for more than two decades. The historic Byham Theater dates back to 1903, when the venue was originally erected as the Gayety Theater, and now fills its flashing marquee with affordable and family-focused entertainment, including Broadway shows, dance troupes, and films.