Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Young Frankenstein: Our Production

Young Frankenstein The Musical
book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan
music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original direction and choreography: Susan Stroman
"Puttin on the Ritz" by Irving Berlin
from the film by Gene Wilder & Mel Brooks

 Producer: Margaret Kelso
 Director: Rae Robison
 Music Director: Elisabeth Harrington
 Choreographer: Lizzie Chapman
Choreographer/Dance Captain: Ashley Adams
 Conductor: Paul Cummings
 Set Design: Derek Lane
 Lighting Design: Telfer Reynolds
 Costume Design: Marissa Menezes
 Sound Design: Charles Thompson
 Properties: Jared Sorenson
Hair and Makeup Design: Rae Robison & TA 121 class
 Assistant Director: Shea King
Stage Manager: Heidi Voelker
Asst. Stage Manager: Bethany Currier
 Asst. Stage Manager: Jillian Park
Asst Musical Director: Jessie Rawson
 Asst. Costume Design: Kaden O’Keefe
 Asst. Lighting Design: Andrew Buderi
Asst. Set Design: Ian McBride
 Asst. Props: Hanah Toyoda
Technical Director: Jayson Mohatt
 Costume Shop: Catherine Brown
 Sound Advisor: Glen Nagy
 Prop Shop Technician: Emma Lubin
Administrative Support: Debra Ryerson, Lorraine Dillon
Photography: Kellie Brown
Publicity/blog copy and design: Bill Kowinski

Musicans: Thomas Starkey-Owens, Andrew Rutledge, Michael Lewis, Jessica Golden, Nicholas Durant, Chris Werner, Rebeca Ramos, Andrew Henderson, Matt Scott, Corey Tamondong, Ian Taylor, Kevin Amos, John Chernoff, Levi Walls.

Pre-Program Notes:  Director Rae Robison and producer Margaret Kelso are HSU Theatre, Film & Dance professors.  Music director Elisabeth Harrington and 10-piece band conductor Paul Cummings are HSU Music Department professors.  Set designer Derek Lane is a new Theatre, Film & Dance department faculty.

Costume designer Marissa Menezes, dance choreographer Lizzie Chapman, sound designer Charles Thompson and assistant director Shea King are among the HSU students involved in the production. HSU alum Telfer Reynolds is lighting designer..

Erik Standifird (Frederick)  has appeared in local musicals produced by Humboldt Light Opera Company, North Coast Repertory and Ferndale Repertory. Ashley Adams (Inga) and Sasha Shay (Frau Blucher) are HSU alums. Anna Duchi (Elizabeth), Keith Brown (Inspector Kemp) and Christopher Moreno (Igor) are HSU students.  The Monster of course is...well, maybe later.

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