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17-18 Season

Young Frankenstein

Saturdays | November 4, 11 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Sundays | November 5, 12 & 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays | November 9 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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

It's alive! From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this electrifying new musical comedy monster that will leave you in stitches. The comedic genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendary funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick and a leggy lab assistant, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors.


Frederick: Joell Ramsdell

Elizabeth: Stasha Case

Igor: Kipp Simmons

Inga: Ashton Botts

Frau Blucher: Annette Cook

The Monster: TBA

Kemp / Victor / Ensemble: Reed Uthe

Ziggy / Ensemble: Miles Worth

Hermit / Ensemble: Andrea Hoble

Ensemble: Matthew Koehler, Katherine Ruprecht, Tony Francisco, Rachel Reese

About the Director:
Missy Koonce has been a bar owner (bar Natasha), cabaret singer, music producer, theatre producer, actress, choreographer, director, mentor and most recently – “Celezbutante Activist”; needless to say she is always reinventing herself. Missy has worked in virtually every theatrical venue in Kansas City in some capacity; these are a few of her favorite things: co-directing and choreographing “Batboy”, “Heathers” and “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (with THE Cynthia Levin), directing “The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge”, “Speech & Debate”, “[title of show]” and “Hands on a Hard Body”, performing in “The Laramie Project”, “Hedwig” a memorable cameo turn as Claire in “bare” and the one woman show “Loving Lucy” at the Unicorn, playing a psychotic lesbian in “Kimberly Akimbo” at the M.E.T. , her knock out performance as Helene in “Pride & Joy…” and Mame in “Auntie Mame’d” produced by Kansas City Artists Against AIDS to benefit AIDS Walk 2010 and 2013, or, at AHT, “Beehive” and “The Dixie Swim Club”. Behind the scenes at AHT, you may have caught her directorial offerings; “My Way” and “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” . Missy has directed/choreographed/performed too many shows to mention at the Coterie and Late Night Theatre with her brother, Ron Megee…so we won’t mention them. If you were thinking, “We need more Missy!”, never fear; she will be directing the opening show of the season, at the Unicorn, “Men On Boats” , and October will bring Eric Redding and Forrest Attaway’s “Chainsaw, the Musical” to the Arts Asylum, which she will, once again, direct and choreograph. Missy is also known for performing in, coordinating entertainment AND hosting a myriad of “Not-For-Profit” Kansas City events.

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