Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
Community Theatre

Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan

Show Description:
IT’S ALIVE! Chagrin Valley Little Theatre is prepared to jolt audiences with laughter with Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN on the Main Stage.

This wildly funny musical comedy was adapted by Mel Brooks with co-writer Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray, Annie) from Brooks’ 1974 film. Led by Gene Wilder, the movie brilliantly spoofed Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror tale, in which a scientist attempts to reanimate the dead, and its classic silver screen adaptations. The movie earned many awards and a regular spot on “Best Films of All Time” lists.

Brooks’ Tony-winning stage version hit Broadway in 2007 and comes to CVLT for the first time under the direction of Will C. Crosby. Audiences are transported to New York, as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Maxwell Miller) finds himself inheriting his great-grandfather’s mansion and his secret lab full of illicit research. He travels to Transylvania where his own monster (Kevin Michael Myers) will be born, aided by a hunchbacked sidekick (Cody Swanson), a libidinous lab assistant (Kaylea Kudlaty), and a sour-faced housekeeper (Rebecca Riffle Polito). Stepping into his ancestor’s tap shoes, the Doctor finds that making a monster is fraught with hilarious complications, not least of which being his fiancee (Amanda Bender) and the local police (Stephen Berg).

As an added attraction, audience members will be invited to enter a raffle in which the prize is a one-line, walk-on appearance in the play’s second act.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Will C. Crosby
Musical Director: Bret Cowden

Maxwell Miller, Kevin Michael Myers, Cody Swanson, Kaylea Kudlaty, Rebecca Riffle Polito, Amanda Bender, Stephen Berg,  Nina Aust, Amy Becker, Amanda Bender, Madison Chaitoff, Hoyt Gardner, Adam Harris, Christina Hile, Tom Jones, Emma Kocar, Julia Levin, Barry Moses, Bekah Neubecker, Raleigh Orozs, Rachel Pokelsek, Elisabeth Roter, Olivia Sharp, Hannah Woodside, Julia Ziel
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

July 19 - August 10


8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays (No performance July 21st)


(440) 247-8955
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Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

40 River Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

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