‘Young Frankenstein’ a Fan Favorite

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The comical tale of love and hair-raising experiments unfolded on stage at Ward Melville High School as the building’s talented student-actors and musicians performed the Broadway hit musical “Young Frankenstein” this December.

The reimagined tale of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece followed a bright young doctor (Dr. Frankenstein) as he attempted to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With the help of his comedic helper, Igor, and lab assistant, Inga — and in spite of his misguided fiancée, Elizabeth — Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster, but not without many alarming and often hilarious complications.

This year’s production was directed by high school teacher Linda Contino and involved 68 actors, more than 40 pit musicians and 25 crew members.