Central Coast patrons, beware! Frankenstein’s monster lives!  Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award-winning smash, The Producers, and it’s coming to town for two hilarious performances!

Cal Poly Arts presents Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN on Saturday, February 18, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center.

Based on Mel Brooks’ 1994 Oscar-nominated comic film by the same name, Clive Barnes of the New York Post called this Young Frankenstein musical “the Broadway musical at its dizziest, glitziest and funniest,” while MY 9 News declared Young Frankenstein “a monster hit!”

Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC TV declared it to be a “riotously funny musical” and Fox News simply called it “utter genius.”

Young Frankenstein features a music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award-winner Brooks, with a book by Brooks and three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan. The professional touring production also features the original direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman.  In addition to the multiple Tony Awards the show received on Broadway, Young Frankenstein was named Best Broadway Musical 2008 by the Outer Critics Circle Award and won five Broadway.com Audience Awards, including Favorite New Broadway Musical.

Don’t miss the continuous laughs and show-stopping songs, like “Transylvania Mania,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and a sure-to-be-classic, “He Vas My Boyfriend!”

A free pre-show lecture will be held prior to the evening performance, led by Cal Poly Music. Dept. professor Alyson McLamore at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Philips Recital Hall.

Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $34 to $68 and may be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

To order by phone, call 805/756-2787; to order by fax: 805/756-6088.

24-hour on-line ordering is available at www.calpolyarts.org.

10% discount offered to groups of 10 or more. (Not applicable to student rates)

Sponsored by Drs. Edwin and Janet Chen Hayashi, Dr. Howard and Stephanie Hayashi, and Joan Sargen. Additional support provided by the City of San Luis Obispo.

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.