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Theater review: ‘Young Frankenstein’

By Elizabeth Maupin

Every so often, in the Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan musical version of Young Frankenstein, a bunch of Transylvanian villagers run across the stage in search of the monster.

One of them carries a big, scary-looking pitchfork – and it’s that pitchfork that haunts me long after Young Frankenstein is through.

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‘Young Frankenstein’ tix on sale today

 

Young Frankenstein (musical)

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The 2010-2011 Orlando Broadway series doesn;’t get under way until late November. But tickets for that first show, Young Frankenstein, go on sale this morning. Here’s the publicity info:

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Bob Carr Broadway series to sell 3-ticket packages

This is promising news for those of you who are dying to see a handful of the shows coming to Bob Carr this season but aren’t interested at all in the rest. It’s a three-ticket package for the Broadway Across America Orlando series, and it goes on sale this Friday.

So you could see Rock of Ages, West Side Story and Hair for $138 and up. (How did they know those three are the ones I want to see?)

Or you could see Wicked, Shrek and Young Frankenstein for $139.50 and up.

The packages go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday Sept. 24. Here’s the official word:

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Local theaters branch out? Well, not so much.

Every year American Theatre magazine publishes a list of the 10 most widely produced shows of the coming season — and most years that list is a look at what’s new and interesting and not so well-known. Granted, a small-cast Pulitzer-winner from a season or so before is likely to get a lot of productions across the country. But, besides A Christmas Carol and the plays of Shakespeare, you’re sure to see a lot of titles on that list that are just trying out their wings.

Not so much in Central Florida, where I just took a semi-systematic look at what’s scheduled for the 2010-2011 season and found a whole lot of same old, same old. The most popular playwright among the 60-plus theaters across Central Florida this season? Neil Simon, who’s now 83 years old and who hasn’t turned out a really good play (forgive me, but it’s true) in nearly 20 years.

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