Patrick Spradlin, Director of Brainerd Community Theatre, announces the cast for the musical ‘Young Frankenstein.’ The Mel Brooks stage adaptation of his classic 1974 film of the same title opens on April 26 with performances through May 5.
Frederick Frankenstein (originated in the film by Gene Wilder) will be played by Nick Kory. His hunchback assistant Igor is played by Travis Chaput. Sadie Wunder is Inga, the Transylvanian lab assistant, with Rachael Kline portraying Elizabeth, the fiancé of Frederick. Village Police Inspector Kemp is played by Kevin Yeager. Rebecca Timmins will take on the role of the much-maligned Frau Blucher. The Blind Hermit is played by Ed Eyestone, the late grandfather Victor Frankenstein is portrayed by Charlie Johnson, and Marc Oliphant is Ziggy, the village idiot. The role of the monster will be created by Jesse Brutscher.
The ensemble cast of the show, portraying a variety of roles (from villagers to medical students to mad scientists) consists of Bri Keran, Nicole Rothleutner, Rachel Martin, Brianna Engels, Emili Lane, Connor Nichols, Isaac Nadeau, Phylipe Bell, Joe Wooden, and Austin Evenson.
Joining director Spradlin in the creative team are Steve Anderson, orchestra director; Sarah Aamot, vocal director; Stephanie White, choreographer; Dawn Marks, costume designer; Ben Kent, lighting and sound designer; and George Marsolek, technical director. The set is designed by Curtis Phillips, Professor of Scenic Design and Technology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Tickets for ‘Young Frankenstein’ are on sale through the CLC Theatre Box Office at (218) 855-8199 or online at www.clcperformingarts.com