Missoula theater’s ‘Young Frankenstein’ adds music to slapstick

Mel Brooks’ monster still can’t tap dance, but there will surely be more singing this time.

Missoula Community Theatre is producing an adaptation of the comedy legend’s classic film, “Young Frankenstein,” in Broadway musical form.

Adrian Adams as Dr. Frankenstein, Brennan Buhl as Igor and Teresa Waldorf as Frau Blucher in Missoula Community Theatre’s production of “Young Frankenstein.” 


The key jokes, however, remain intact. “It puts the candle back. We are still putting the candle back,” said director Rosie Seitz Ayers, a staple of the Missoula theater community.

If you go

Missoula Community Theatre is presenting “Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein,” from Oct. 19-22 and 26-29 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Oct. 19 is premiere night, go to mctinc.org for more details. The rating is about PG-13.

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Brooks, who is now 97 years old, adapted his 1974 movie into a Broadway musical in 2007, after the success of “The Producers.” He wrote the lyrics and music himself (with credit due to Irving Berlin

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