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Tickets on sale now for Templeton High School’s production of ‘Young Frankenstein’ 

Templeton High School Theatre Arts will present Young Frankenstein, a musical by Mel Brooks based on his popular film of earlier Frankenstein movies. Tickets are on sale now. 

For anyone familiar with Brooks’ campy 1974 black-and-white movie starring Gene Wilder, this 2007 musical version of the famous story of the mad scientist and his monstrous creation will be every bit as entertaining. And for those who aren’t familiar with the story, the thrill of discovery will add to their enjoyment.

Templeton High School theatre arts instructor Catherine Kingsbury directs the show with assistant director Amanda Thayer. Lighting design is by Ryan Flores.

Young Frankenstein will be performed outdoors in the THS quad Thursdays through Saturdays, March 18-20 and March 25-27. All shows are at 7 p.m. and tickets are available for $12 and $15 at ShowTix4U. Seating is limited to 100 to allow for social distancing. Masks are required to be worn. Tickets are non-refundable.

The story revolves around Dr. Frederick von Frankenstein (which he insists on pronouncing “FRONK-en-steen”), the grandson of the infamous Victor von Frankenstein of Mary Shelley’s classic horror story. When the doctor inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania, he finds himself following, unwillingly at first, in his grandfather’s footsteps. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “EYE-gore”), Frederick brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity abounds. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “Together Again,” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment.

Miles Martinelli plays Dr. Frederick von Frankenstein, while Clayton Wicka plays the Creature. JD Black is Igor, with Maddison Smith playing Inga, the doctor’s lab assistant. Elyse Black is Frederick’s fiancee, Elizabeth Benning, and Stella Lutz plays the mysterious housekeeper, Frau Blucher. The cast also features Brady Brewer as the suspicious Inspector Kemp, Justin Grapentine as Baron Victor von Frankenstein, and Frances van den Eikhof as the Blind Hermit. A lively ensemble rounds out the cast.

The Templeton High School Theatre Program fosters skills and knowledge of theatre arts and nurtures personal growth and creativity in students through educational theatre. The program also entertains and educates its audiences with a wide variety of plays and performances from many eras and genres. THS Theatre actively promotes community involvement in theatre arts as a life-long endeavor.

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