Young Artists Ensemble Presents Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE presents

The 39th ANNUAL TEEN SUMMER MUSICAL

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Musical Direction by Zachary Spencer

Conducted by Susan Trewory-Calkins

Directed and Choreographed by Mayme Paul

 

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Young Artists Ensemble presents its Teen Summer Musical production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein directed and choreographed by Mayme Paul July 26 – August 4, 2019 at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center.  Young Frankenstein’s book is by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan with music & lyrics by Mel Brooks.  Musical Direction is by Zachary Spencer and the young orchestrat is conducted by Susan Treworgy-Calkins.

PHOTO BY PAUL CRANMER:  Sam Bevill – Frederick Frankenstein. Margaret LeFleur – Frau Blücher. Charlotte Green – Inga.  Adrian Viecco – Igor.

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. – MTI.com

This production is rated PG as some material may be not be suitable for younger children.  YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com

 Director & Choreographer Mayme Paul has been fortunate to have a long career performing, teaching, directing and choreographing with over one hundred credits on her resume. She has performed on Broadway, on National Tours, and in Regional Theatre Productions, and has directed shows all over the United States.  Last summer, she directed YAE’s Teen Summer Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS.  Previously at YAE, she worked on productions of Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Cabaret and Chicago (for which she won Outstanding Director by The National Youth Arts Organization).  In addition to musicals, she has choreographed commercials and the hit TV show Northern Exposure.  She owned and operated a children’s theater company, Gypsy Productions.

 Premium tickets for Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN are $23 Premium seats are $21 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors. Super Discount Friday Performance (Friday, August 2 at 7:30pm) are $15 for all tickets.  Groups of ten or more receive a discount of 10% if purchased in a single transaction (all group sales are final).   Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or at www.yaeonline.com.  There is a 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance (all group sales are final). Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com if you have any questions. 

Young Artists Ensemble has received many accolades in the past 37 years including the Encore Statue Award from the City of Thousand Oaks for Excellence in the Arts, and Best Innovative Program 2011, Large District from the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts.  Most recently, it received 38 nominations and thirteen wins for their 2016-17 Productions including nine wins for the teen summer musical.  

                          Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

WHAT: 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.

 

WHEN:

Performances: July 26 – August 4, 2018
Friday, July 26                        7:30pm           

Saturday, July 27                    7:30pm           

Sunday, July 28                      2:00pm           

Wednesday, July 31                7:30pm           

Thursday, August 1                7:30pm           

Friday, August 2                     7:30pm

Saturday, August 3                 7:30pm           

Sunday, August 4                   2:00pm           

 

WHERE:  

Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center

456 N. Reino Road

Newbury Park, CA 91320

HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

TICKETS: Premium tickets for Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN are $23 Premium seats are $21 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors. Super Discount Friday Performance (Friday, August 2 at 7:30pm) are $15 for all tickets.  Groups of ten or more receive a discount of 10% if purchased in a single transaction (all group sales are final).

OTHER:  Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246. 

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