When: July 13-19, 8:15 p.m. 2016
Even Mel Brooks knows that Young Frankenstein is the best of his films, so it's little wonder that the comedy was transferred to the stage after the rousing success of Brooks musical version of The Producers. Much of the original elements from the film version remain Igor pronounces his name as "Eye-gor," Frederick goes by "Fronkensteen" instead of the more familiar pronunciation and Inga still enjoys a nice roll in the hay. But now your favorite bits come with music and dance: Frau Blücher (a horse neighs in the distance) now sings of her great love for her deceased paramour in "He Vas My Boyfriend" and Igor welcomes Frederick with the jaunty "Together Again (for the First Time). Keep your eyes on the Frau; star of stage and screen Vicki Lewis plays her in the Muny's inaugural run of the show, which opens this week. Young Frankenstein is performed at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday through Tuesday (July 13 to 19) at the Muny in Forest Park (314-361-1900 or www.muny.org). Tickets are $14 to $90.