mel brooks

The touring production of the Broadway version of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein is currently at the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto, and anyone who spent their youth spouting lines from the original movie to whomever was in earshot would be well advised to check it out. In fact, anyone with a taste for the zany would find their bum-in-plush-seat time well spent.

This advice does come with a caveat; Young Frankenstein purists will be confronted with a more colourful and vivacious rendition than they may be expecting, and theatre purists will be confronted with a surprisingly lengthy...

Roger Bart and Sutton Foster; photo by Paul Kolnik