Tag: Mel Brooks
The North Carolina Theatre‘s vivacious home-grown version of Mel Brooks’ madcap backstage musical “The Producers” is a Broadway-style musical, with Broadway-caliber production values, including spectacular sets by Robin Wagner and costumes by William Ivey Long, originally created for the 2001 Broadway production.
The North Carolina Theatre will present a zany Broadway-style production of “The Producers,” a multiple Tony Award®-winning 2001 Mel Brooks musical comedy, on Feb. 12-20 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Broadway veterans Michael McCormick and Stacey Todd Holt will star as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
An outrageously over-the-top big-screen comedy-turned-stage musical, “Young Frankenstein” savagely satirizes the now-familiar Frankenstein story, first told in Mary Shelley’s classic Gothic horror novel “Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus” (1818) and subsequently retold in countless celluloid versions, most of them cheesier than the whole State of Wisconsin.
During the Christmas season, the theatres get overrun with family friendly shows that, in too large a quantity, can cause adults to tear their hair and wish for something a little more grown up. The Durham Performing Arts Center’s presentation of Young Frankenstein, a raunchy musical romp, is exactly what the over eighteen crowd has… Read More ›
Clive Barnes of the New York Post called “Young Frankenstein,” “the Broadway musical at its dizziest, glitziest and funniest” while Pat Collins of MY 9 News declared “Young Frankenstein” [is] “a monster hit.” Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC TV said “this riotously funny musical will knock you clear across 42nd Street,” and Roger Friedman of Fox News called it simply, “utter genius.”