John David Wallis and Hector S. Quintana. (Michael Lamont)
We’ve all had moments with our grandparents that have been less than comfortable. Whether it’s grandma’s over-the-top honesty or grandpa revealing way too much about the 1960s, sometimes you need a little distance from your grandparents.
But is it ever bad enough to want to cut all ties with them entirely?
The Mel Brooks musical, “Young Frankenstein,” presents that scenario in a wildly hilarious way.
“Young Frankenstein” is presented by the DOMA Theatre Company and playing now at the MET Theatre in Hollywood.
The musical centers around the identity crisis of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of the legendary Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who goes to many lengths to distance himself from the legacy that was thrust upon him since birth.
It’s based on the 1974 movie of the same name by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. The play was on Broadway from 2007 until 2009, where it received various awards before going on tour until 2011.
It’s tough to pick only three great songs from this musical, but here goes: “He Vas My Boyfriend” sung by the former mistress of the elder Frankenstein, Frau Blucher (played by Michelle Holmes) is Blucher’s sentimental homage to her lover; “Puttin On The Ritz” signals The Monster’s (Hector S. Quintana) successful return to life; but “Transylvannia Mania” by the pesky Igor (Scott Seiffert) steals the show.
“Young Frankenstein” is a must-see.
“Young Frankenstein” will be playing at the MET Theatre until November 16, with 8 p.m. showtimes Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. shows every Sunday. Tickets range from $30-34.99. Seniors and students with valid student ID pay only $20. The MET Theatre is located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029.
For reservations, call (323) 802-4990 or go to www.domatheatre.com.