“Franken-steen” unbolted for stage

“Franken-steen” unbolted for stage

Vintage Theatre reanimates Mel Brooks’ classic parody out of Transylvania
By Lisa Kennedy

Denver Post Theater Critic

The pleasing, utterly silly “Spamalot” is having a merry go of it at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre (and will see productions soon at the Aurora Fox, and this summer at the Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins and Breckenridge’s Backstage Theatre).

Meanwhile, Vintage Theatre is puttin’ on the ritz with Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan’s adaptation of Brooks’ 1974 comedy about an American in Transylvania by the name of Frederick Frankenstein. Neither musical matches its big-screen counterpart in hilarity. Which doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had. A great deal of “Young Frankenstein’s” pleasures come by way of Seth Maisel as Frankenstein.

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