Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein' comes alive April 11 at Eisenhower

March 15, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The classic Mel Brooks movie is alive! The touring Broadway musical comedy "Young Frankenstein," adapted from Brooks’ popular 1974 film, will play at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium.

Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $59 and $53 for an adult, $44 and $38 for a University Park student and $54 and $48 for a person 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

The re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (“that’s Fronkensteen”) as he attempts to create a monster — but not without scary and hilarious complications.

The brains behind the laughter is three-time Tony Award winner Brooks -- who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book -- along with his record-breaking team from The Producers, five-time Tony-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three-time Tony-winning writer Thomas Meehan.

Go to for more information about Young Frankenstein, including links to video highlights and the show’s website.

Audio description, especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. AmeriServ Bank sponsors the presentation. WJAC-TV 6 and 95.3 3WZ are the media sponsors. Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or local expert, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Seating for Artistic Viewpoints is available on a first-arrival basis.

Last Updated March 15, 2012