Project Description

Synopsis

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Credits

Book by

Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrcis by

Mel Brooks

Licensed by Musical Theatre International (Australasia)

PERFORMANCE SEASON

February 1 – 23, 2019

MEET OUR

creative team

Shane Webb

Director.

Shane has been involved in theatre since he was given the role of
Pirate #3 in Grade 7, and learned the unpleasant lesson that you
have to deliver your lines in order, and at the proper time, not just
when you feel like it. Developing a passion for the craft through
high school and university, Shane has gone on to hold almost every
position both on and offstage that he could find, including founding
his own theatre company. Recent highlights for Shane have seen
him playing Roo Webber in MTG’s Summer of the Seventeenth
Doll, and Billy Bigelow in QMT’s Carousel. When not involved in
a production, Shane has served as QLD Coordinator for Theatre
People for the past 2 years.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne

Musical Director.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne is originally from London, UK and studied Tenor Horn and Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. Aged 22, Benjamin moved to New York City, where his Musical Direction journey began at the French Woods Summer Camp. Here he musically directed and conducted over 20 shows, including Annie, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Curtains and Sweet Charity. It was also here that Benjamin found with his writing partner Ryan Jacobs, where they created 1 hour musical versions of popular movies for children including Toy Story, Enchanted and a Bugs Life, as well as creating their own superhero musical Powers.

In 2014, Benjamin & Ryan’s original full-length musical ‘Twisted’, a story which follows Little Blue Riding Hood’s search to find her real family premièred at the Playhouse Theatre at French Woods to much acclaim, and it is currently preparing for a second workshop.
Although Ben is relatively new to Brisbane he has burst onto the scene Musical Directing ‘The King and I’, ‘Chicago’ & ‘The Boy from Oz’ (Savoyards), ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘La Cage Aux Follies’, ‘Big Fish’, ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Phoenix Ensemble).

Hannah Crowther

Choreographer.

Hannah made her professional theatre debut in OKLAHOMA!
and then in CATS as Rumpleteazer for Harvest Rain Theatre
Company. In 2017 Hannah choreographed THE PRODUCERS for
Savoyards Musical Society and in 2013 she earned a Gold Coast
Theatre Award for choreographing the original musical BILLY
BUCKETT (Beenleigh Theatre Company). For the 24Hour Musical
Project she worked as Dance Captain in 2016 and then as Assistant
Choreographer and Dance Captain in 2017.
She currently teaches musical theatre at Rockit Productions,
Spotlight Theatre Company and at Dynamite Studios Academy
teaching the Diploma and Certificate IV programmes.

MEET OUR

cast & crew

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Zach Price

Igor – David McLaughlin

Inga – Vivien Wood

Frau Blücher – Fiona Buchanan

Elizabeth Benning – Samara Marinelli

The Monster – Brendan Dieckmann

Inspector Kemp – Tristan Vanyai

The Hermit – Alex Dundas-Taylor

Victor Frankenstein – Chris Crane

Ziggy – Harley Coghlan

Ensemble:

Amy MacGregor, Bethany Warnes-Jones, Serena Altea,

Tammy Richards, Jackie Brewster, Victoria Sica,

Amber Douglas, Ren Gerry, Nate Stevenson, Jeremy Clark

Director Shane Webb
Musical Director Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Choreographer Hannah Crowther
Assistant Director Carly Skelton
Stage Manager Dom Henry
Lighting Design Keya Makar
Lighting Operation Alan Bardsley
Crew Tenille Flower & Aerlyn James
Sound Dean Bradley
Set Design Justin Tubb-Hearne
Set Construction Justin Tubb-Hearne, Benjamin Tubb-Hearne, Shane Webb, Vivien
Wood, Tammy Richards and the cast of Young Frankenstein
Costumes Justin Tubb-Hearne & Victoria Sica
Props Heather Sheen
Programme Design Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Promotional Photography Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Production Photography Ken Dickson
Musicians Benjamin Tubb-Hearne, Shari Ward, Dale Hosking, Laura-Nicole Guitton, Jennifer Wilson & Samara Marinelli (Act 1)