FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2013
Contact: Jeffrey Dunn, Executive Director
Administrative: (860) 283-8558
Box Office: (860) 283-6250
Event Dates: Young Frankenstein Performances
October 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 @ 8:00pm
October 6, 13, 20 @ 2pm
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (silent film)
October 26, 2013 @ 8pm
Location: Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT
Halloween Classics with a theatrical twist will be presented at the Thomaston Opera House this October.
Young Frankenstein the musical
The Thomaston Opera House will be host to two Halloween classics this Fall. Opening on October 5 and running through October 20 for a total of 8 performances, Landmark Community Theatre will be performing Mel Brooks’ Broadway hit musical Young Frankenstein. Based on the 1974 film with Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle and Teri Garr. IT’S ALIVE! This hilarious musical comedy is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ film masterpiece. The story follows young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to bring a corpse to life, but not without scary and hilarious complications. This production has a cast of characters delivering all your favorite moments from the classic film - Chuck Stango as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Ray Esposito as the hunchback sidekick Igor (that’s Eye-gor), Katie Brunetto as the curvaceous lab assistant Inga Kat Heidel performs as the stern housekeeper Frau Blucher, Suzanne Powers is the madcap fianceé Elizabeth and John Mullens plays the tap dancing monster. Young Frankenstein includes the musical numbers “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz.”
This production of Young Frankenstein will be another community theater first for the Landmark organization. Following up on the box office smash production of Les Miserables this past August, LCT will again be the first community theater to produce Young Frankenstein the musical in the area since the rights have been made available to amateur companies. It should also be noted that the show contains adult themes and language. Some material may be inappropriate for children 13 and under. Tickets are $23 for adults and $19.50 for seniors and students. All seats are reserved.
Silent film Classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Connecticut Valley Theatre Organ Society (CVTOS) will be presenting a very unique screening of the classic silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame on October 26, 2013 at 8 PM.
This film will feature organ accompaniment by Juan Cardona Jr. on the Marr-Colton theatre pipe organ housed in the Thomaston Opera House. The original film is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and stars the legendary Lon Chaney. Renowned area actor Joe Harding will open the show with a special Halloween dramatic reading.
The theatre pipe organ was the ultimate replacement to the live orchestra during the silent film era. An organ traditionally provides a variety of timbres along with piano, percussions and numerous sound effects. The quality of the instrument and the talent of the accompanist could dramatically enhance the overall movie experience. The combination for this event of the Marr-Colton organ and the acclaimed organist Juan Cardona Jr. cannot be replicated in any other venue. Attending this event will not only be entertaining, but it will also give a glimpse into a bygone era of silent film. Tickets are $15.50 for adults and $12.50 for seniors and students.
Tickets for both events are available at the Thomaston Opera House box office or by phoning 860-283-6250. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org. Special combination discounts are also available.