DC Theatre Scene: It’s Alive! Young Frankenstein at Toby’s Dinner Theatre (review) by: Jill Kyle-Keith
October- December 2017 Show description coming soon. Please contact youth@TobysDinnerTheatre.com for questions.
IT’S ALIVE! This electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. The musical re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) and Igor (that’s Eye gor) as they attempt to create a monster, but not without scary and hilarious complications. Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously hysterical entertainment - Mel Brooks style. Please note: Fog, haze and strobe effects may be used in this production.
January 16 – February 23, 2018 Book by Mary Hall Surface/Conceived by Gayle Cornelison In this fast paced show, we meet Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Audiences will enjoy this portrayal of his determination, despite seemingly insurmountable racism. The story is driven by Branch Rickey, the owner of the Dodgers who dared to sign Robinson, as he guides Robinson while believing in him and his talent. Many characters move in and out of the story that both support Robinson, and attempt to keep him down. Robinson’s use of nonviolence and unquestionable talent challenged the rules of segregation, and therefore impacted American life. This show fits in perfectly with lessons in: BULLYING, MAKING A DIFFERENCE, HEROES, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, INVESTIGATING PERSONAL STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION, FACING INJUSTICES.