We’re so excited to open our 2019 Season with a side-splittingly funny musical comedy from the pen of Mel Brooks: Young Frankenstein. With a hilarious book, catchy musical numbers and a dynamite creative team, our first show of the season is destined to be one MONSTER of a hit.
Leading the helm as director is Shane Webb who is no stranger to Brisbane theatre, regularly being asked by TheatrePeople to review Brisbane shows. As an actor he most recently starred as Billy Bigelow in QMT’s production of Carousel, Professor Callahan in Savoyard’s Legally Blonde and has tread the boards at Phoenix Ensemble as Glen Gulia in The Wedding Singer.
Musical Director Benjamin Tubb-Hearne may have only been in Brisbane for 4 short years but has already made quite the impression in the small Brisbane Musical Theatre Circuit. Ben is currently sitting on the Phoenix Ensemble board in the Marketing director position, but has also Musically Directed a variety of musicals around Brisbane including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, La Cage Aux Folles, Big Fish (Phoenix Ensemble), The King & I, Chicago (Savoyards). He’s extremely excited to work with this amazing creative team!
Hannah Crowther is no stranger to the stage across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Most recently choreographing Savoyard’s production of ‘The Producers’, she also teaches Musical Theatre at Spotlight Theatre in Benowa. Extremely respected in her field, we are so excited to have her as a part of our killer team!
WHAT’S YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN ALL ABOUT?
From the creators of the Broadway sensation, ‘The Producers’, comes this monster new musical comedy -Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added with such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz”.
Frederick Frankenstein – Zach Price
Elizabeth Benning – Samara Marinelli
Igor – David McLaughlin
Frau Blucher – Fiona Buchanan
Inga – Vivien Wood
The Monster – Brendan Dieckmann
Inspector Kemp – Tristan Vanyai
The Hermit – Alex Dundas-Taylor
Victor Frankenstein – Chris Crane
Ziggy – Harley Coghlan