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NFCT’s Young Frankenstein, ‘done like a live black and white movie,’ opens Oct. 12

Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle and Gene Wilder in the 1974 classic 'Young Frankenstein.' Image: Movie still

The North Fork Community Theater’s next production is a unique presentation of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. According to theater personnel, the “Mel Brooks’ musical retains all of the familiar lunacy that was in the movie. You will still hear all of the iconic lines that you remember. But added to that are songs that will put a tap on your shoe and a laugh in your brain.

The production will be done like a black and white movie but live.

“We have transformed the theater, using professional designers who have created sets, costumes and makeup, to simulate a black and white movie,” explained director Bob Kaplan.

The cast includes Mike Hipp as Frederick Frankenstein, Nancy DiGirolamo as Elizabeth Benning, Jenna Wolf as Inga, Laura Pearsall as Frau Blücher, Matt Orr as Igor, James Carey as The Monster, Alan Stewart as Inspector Hans Kemp, Lon Shomer as Victor Frankenstein, Bob Kaplan as Harold the Hermit and Peter Peterson as Ziggy. The ensemble includes Glenn Abramowitz, Linda Aydinian, Alicia James, John Lovett, Jan McGoey, James Pritchard and Marissa Russo.

Performances are scheduled for Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 22 and 29. The opening reception will be held on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25. Call 631-298-6328 for tickets. Student tickets will be available for $20 at the box office beginning 10 minutes before each performance. These tickets are subject to availability and cannot be reserved ahead of time.

For more information call the NFCT information line at 631-298-4500.