Musical comedy 'Young Frankenstein' at Miller Auditorium

Contact: Tonya Durlach

"Young Frankenstein" at Miller Auditorium April 24-25.

KALAMAZOO--The new Mel Brooks musical comedy "Young Frankenstein" will make its Kalamazoo-area debut at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24-25, at Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University.

Based on the Oscar-nominated 1974 film, "Young Frankenstein" is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from comic genius Mel Brooks. When esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor Frederick Frankenstein inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family's tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather's mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?

Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show's raucous score includes "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and the unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On the Ritz."

"Young Frankenstein" was named Best Broadway Musical in 2008 by the Outer Critics Circle and won five Audience Awards, including Favorite New Broadway Musical. Visit to learn more about the show.


The new Mel Brooks musical "Young Frankenstein" at Miller Auditorium is part of the PNC Broadway in West Michigan series. Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 to $55. They can be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco Card is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at or (269) 387-2245.