NEW YORK POST
"THE BROADWAY MUSICAL AT ITS DIZZIEST, GLITZIEST AND FUNNIEST! Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman pull out every stop with DIVINE silliness and a touch of GENIUS. Brooks's lyrics are bright and witty. The book is GREAT. The scenery is DELICIOUS. The special effects are among THE CLEVEREST THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN ON STAGE." -Clive Barnes, New York Post
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"A high density of talent, the hardest-working supersize ensemble and the largest percentage of gags per scene. 'Puttin on the Ritz' is TRULY EXHILARATING." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
THE HARTFORD COURANT
"A SUREFIRE SMASH! MEL BROOKS has outdone even his wildly popular 'The Producers' and surpasses himself as a lyricist! HE DOESN'T DISAPPOINT! Choreographic HILARITY from director/choreographer SUSAN STROMAN! She and the designers have WORKED WONDERS! With lightning flashes, thunder crashes, fog creeps and electrical impulses zigzagging, 'Young Frankenstein' has come to life! A MONSTER HIT!" -Malcolm Johnson, The Hartford Courant
"IT'S A HIT! This remarkable show outjokes 'The Producers' and is much above its competitors. With EYE-POPPING scenery, PRAISEWORTHY performances, INSPIRED choreography and DEVILISHLY acrobatic dances, it's visually BREATHLESS - and BREATHTAKING. It gives any horror flick's special effects a run for the money." -John Simon, Bloomberg News
"This RIOTOUSLY FUNNY musical will knock you clear across 42nd Street! It's all crazy, all witty, all zany Mel Brooks, and there is NO FUNNIER MAN ON THE PLANET. THERE ARE TWO GENIUSES AT WORK IN THE THEATER...'YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN' AND MEL BROOKS!" -Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC TV
"LAVISH DOESN'T EVEN BEGIN TO COVER IT. The visual effects RAISE THE BAR FOR BROADWAY! Raising the dead has never been more lively. THE NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH ELECTRICITY and A MOST EFFECTIVE ENSEMBLE." -Sandy Kenyon, WABC-TV
"A night of ABBY-NORMAL HILARITY with a showstopper to end all showstoppers. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is INSPIRED LUNACY that's certain to be A MONSTER HIT!" -Pat Collins, MY9-TV
THE BOSTON GLOBE
"IT DAZZLES! MEL BROOKS and the gang have spared no effort or expense! There's enough electricity here to power a dozen ordinary musicals!" -Louise Kennedy, The Boston Globe
"DELIGHTFULLY NUTTY! GLITTERING, BUOYANT FUN that TICKLES ITS AUDIENCE INTO HIGH SPIRITS. CLASSIC BROOKS!" - Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
"A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING MUSICAL-COMEDY SPECTACULAR FEATURING ENDLESS DOSES OF BROOKS' CLASSIC HUMOR, TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES AND TYPICALLY EXPERT STAGING BY SUSAN STROMAN. A HILARIOUS CROWD-PLEASER! Brooks' score is bouncy and tuneful, and the music is carried along by the hilarious lyrics and Stroman's exuberant staging. Stroman's formidable skills are RIOTOUS and SHOWSTOPPING." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
The musical version of Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein comes to the Granada on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 28 and 29.
"The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein" takes the Orpheum stage on Jan. 17 giving Siouxlanders an up close and personal look at the larger-than-life monster in a singing/dancing extravaganza.
Two young Philly actors discover the joys of nascent stardom — and their inner green monsters.
Here’s how to recognize Rory Donovan this week at the INB Performing Arts Center: Look for the guy in the green muscle suit, the 4½ inch platform boots and the giant stitches on his skull.
The good part about talking to Lauren Kadel on the phone is that she is so joyful she’ll make you smile. The bad part is not being able to see her bright eyes and big smile.
Topeka native Stacy Myers figures that her love of live theater comes from when she was 11 years old and her parents brought her to Wichita’s Century II to see the national touring company of “Les Miserables.”