The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program will present the musical comedy “Young Frankenstein” April 23-27 in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.

This amazing musical comedy is based on the film of the same name written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” The story follows young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to  bring a corpse to life. Together with his helper Igor, lab assistant Inga and in spite of his madcap fiancée Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster—but not without scary and hilarious complications.

I got to talk with several of the cast members and production crew of the show about the show and the dinner theater they'll have on the Saturday, April 26 evening performance.

Regular performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 23-26; admission is $6. Tickets are $15 for an April 26 dinner theatre in front of the Goddard Gallery in the Stauffacher Center; dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Special group rates are available for both regular performances and dinner theatre. The dinner theatre menu is available by calling the box office at (660) 596-7387 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Wheelchair seating is available upon request.

A student matinée will be presented at 1 p.m. April 23 and a matinée free to anyone 60 or older will be presented at 2 p.m. April 27. The performance is rated PG-13; it contains some language and sexually suggestive content.

Franken-ily yours,