Sunday, February 14, 2010

Young Frankenstein at the Fox

Several weeks ago, Darrell and had the opportunity to go see the musical - based on the Mel Brooks movie - Young Frankenstein.


Since I bought tickets at the last minute, I chose a weekday night to get the best possible seats available. We went on Wednesday night. It worked. Ours seats were just right of the center Lodge, fourth row. It was funny listening to everyone around us. It was easy to pick out the Fox patrons with season tickets, "What is this about? Do you know anything about it?" and the Mel Brooks fans, "Thanks for coming with me to see this. I really wanted to go." - as one guy behind us quipped to his girlfriend.

We arrived early and decided to have a drink at The Livingston across the street from the Fox, located in the Georgia Terrace. They were serving a special drink just for the 'Young Frankenstein' run - Frankie's Potion. It wasn't too bad...


Darrell thoroughly enjoyed his and most of mine :)

The play itself was a lot of fun. I will admit I think I like the movie better but seeing it as a full blown musical was a treat. By far, my favorite character was Frau Blucher. She sang the best song in the play, "He was my boyfriend'! Yes, they created an entire song from that single movie quote...

Another highlight was the classic "Puttin on the Ritz". The audience went NUTS the first time the Monster said "Puttin' on the Ritz". Some of the script caught me off guard but it was funny! At one point Dr. Frankenstein and Igor are arguing over Igor's hump. It went something like this...

Dr. Frankenstein: "Wasn't that hump on the other side?"
Igor: "What hump?"
Dr. Frankenstein: "That hump?"
Igor: "I don't know what you are talking about?"
Dr. Frankenstein: "You don't know what I'm talking about."
Igor: "No."
Dr. Frankenstein: "Are you sure?"
Igor: "I have no idea what you are talking about."
Dr. Frankenstein: "That hump?"
Igor: "What hump? I don't know what you are talking about."
Dr. Frankenstein: "You really don't know what I'm talking about?"
Igor: "No."

This goes on for a a good three minutes. It ends when Dr. Frankenstein gives ups, looks at Igor and says "Oh, f*ck it!" and walks away. I didn't expect it but it was funny!

Overall, I recommend it and remember immaturity just makes it that much funnier!

I leave you with a montage. Enjoy!

Oh, one last thing. The merchandise. It was not outstandoing or very memorable but I have to admit, I did like the backpack...

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