Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dan asked me about the musical "Young Frankenstein"

Y.F. has been put together and is being tried out in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre.

It is a real treat to have real Broadway pros on the local stage although the Seattle theatre scene does not lack in the quality of its talent.

Dan, if you haven't already looked it up the name of the monster player is Shuler Hensley.

At just shy of three hours running time there obviously will need to be some cutting of scenes before it hits Broadway.

The dance numbers are superb.

There may be a few people in this world who do not appreciate Mel Brooks' schmutzic, vaudeville gag laden genre but they surely were not in the sell out audience Sunday. If the area between the seats would have been wider a majority of the occupants would have been off their seats and rolling on the floor.

Another Producers? Very possibly.


Blogger Danny Barer said...

Shuler Hensley has the distinction of working with Australian actor Hugh Jackman in two notable projects: in London's production of OKLAHOMA, in which Hensley played Jud Fry; and in the movie VAN HELSING, in which Hensley played Frankenstein's monster -- much as he does in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!

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Blogger Burl Barer said...

Hensley -- another victim of type casting -- dooooomed to play the MONSTER for the rest of his days!
We should all be so lucky.


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