- Young Frankenstein: The Musical
- When: Select dates, May 27–June 18
- Where: Arizona Broadway Theatre
- Seating: Choice (burgundy on chart) or select (tan on chart)
- Door time: 2 hours before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Includes: Dinner
- $95 for two tickets (up to $193 value)
- $179 for four tickets (up to $386 value)
Young Frankenstein: The Musical
Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein, leaps from the silver screen to the stage. A fresh-faced cast brings this comedy classic’s many memorable moments of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, his hump-backed assistant Igor and Frau Blucher to life just in time for the Halloween season. As the curtain rises, Frederick, 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 with his laboratory assistant 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 musical adaptation of his film work.
Arizona Broadway Theatre
A Peoria fixture since 2004, Arizona Broadway Theatre combines performances with fine dining, a marriage that helped garner the title of Best Playhouse from PHOENIX magazine in 2010. Curtains open to a cast of talented performers, who were culled from auditions in New York and the Valley of the Sun, and have belted out Broadway staples such as Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, and Singin' in the Rain. Servers glide through the tiered theater hall prior to performances, peppering white tablecloths with platefuls of American fare. Previous show's menus have included such dishes as steak diane's sliced tenderloin paired with sautéed shallots and lyonnaise potatoes, which entertain patrons' stomachs without forcing them to eat the show's program.