So this weekend I went up to Wilmington, DE to see the musical version of Young Frankenstein with my MIL and daughter. It was SO FUN! I haven't seen a musical in a long time, but I really enjoy them. And of course, I'm a big Mel Brooks fan. My dad introduced me to the awesomeness of his films back when I was a kid. I loved them instantly (in fact, Young Frankenstein was my first), but they're managed to improve as the years have gone by, too...because I didn't quite get all of the jokes when I was younger:-) Same went for my daughter. I was, um, pretty glad she had no idea why I was giggling so hard at Elizabeth's post-coital ode to the monster's, erm, endowments with the song "Deep Love". There was also a plethora of boob jokes. Pretty sure she DID get those. Igor stole the show. The guy who plays him in the touring company has also played him on Broadway and in London, and he's fabulous. Here's a little trailer for the musical:
Now, the guy playing Frederick Frankenstein in these clips wasn't playing him in the show I saw. Actually, the actor I saw do it was much better...this guy played a few other parts. In any case, it was a great day, and it was a good way to introduce my daughter to the wonder of theater. I've never forgotten my first show (Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theater in Toronto), and I'm betting she'll never forget hers.
Hope you all had a good weekend! I've been ridiculousy busy, and it's the out of the house kind involving lots of car time. That's life with three kids for you:-)
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