October 16, 2023
Cowley College Theatre puts on an electrifying performance of Young Frankenstein
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
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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