October 16, 2023

Cowley College Theatre puts on an electrifying performance of Young Frankenstein

students performing in young frankenstein musical

The Cowley College Theatre Department brought to life the production of Mel Brooks’ Musical Young Frankenstein on October 13-15 inside the Robert Brown Theatre.

“Our season theme is that of rebirth and reinvention, and this piece was chosen for just those reasons,” Director of Theatre Nick Albrecht said. 

Young Frankenstein is a tale of a man struggling against a family legacy that is less than positive but ends up discovering his true self in the same legacy. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick named Igor, played by Evan Quiett, and a leggy lab assistant named Inga, played by Reese Pappan, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, played by Spencer MacLaughlin, finds himself in the mad scientist's shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. 

Eventually, of course, the monster, played by Nyle Franklin, escapes, and continued hilarity ensues. 

“I am incredibly proud of the cast, crew, and production team,” Albrecht said.

Young Frankenstein Cast and Production Team:


Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Spencer MacLaughlin 

The Monster: Nyle Franklin 

Igor: Evan Quiett 

Inga: Reese Pappan 

Elizabeth Benning: Gwyneth Abrams 

Frau Blucher: MJ Harper 

Inspector Hans Kemp: Curtis Bogner 

The Hermit: Bryson Stoner 


Charles Barlow Jr., Kaleyah Evans, Gabe Harper, Alicia Hunter, Adam Monroe, Cody Palmer, Daniela Salcedo 

Production team:

Director: Nick Albrecht 

Music Director: Lindsay Allen 

Choreographer: Kennedy Beck 

Scenic Designer: Jason Huffman 

Costume Designer: Meghann Borum 

Lighting Designer: Jason Huffman 

Sound Designer: Patrick Burgess-Clark 

Properties Designer: Peyton Williams 

Stage Manager: Amilia Baca 

Assistant Stage Managers: Hannah Brean and Krys Pugh 

Deck Crew: Devin Jarrell, Anna Sade 

Spotlight Operators: Angelia Becker and Karlie Irwin 

Costume Crew: Karime Cazares Castillo and Isabel House 

House Manager: Kaycee Schulte


Conductor: Dr. Michael Christensen

Keyboard: Stephen Butler

Bass: Anthony Gropper

Reeds: Dr. Michael Christensen

Violin: Sarah Naillon

Trombone: Matthew Allen

Trumpet: Dr. Edward Dixon

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