Millbrook Playhouse’s ‘Fall in Mill Hall’ series to feature ‘Kid Frankenstein’

MILL HALL — It’s going to get weird at the Millbrook Playhouse, which promises plenty of frightfully funny laughs on Saturdays in October.

Young Frankie Steiner’s zany experiment comes to life as Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble presents “Kid Frankenstein, The Musical “ at 12:00 p.m. on October 5, 12, 19 and 26 on the upstairs Main Stage at the old barn theatre in Mill Hall.

As Halloween approaches, Frankie plans on submitting something unusual for the annual Robotics Fair.

But he is surprised when Doctor Frankenstein’s ancient book “How I Did It!” arrives from Transylvania. Frankie and his friends are “whisked away into a sci-fi fantasy of time-warped and weirdly scary adventure.”

Only in a fun-filled tale can the budding scientists need a brain for Frankie’s new creation. But instead of grabbing a deceased monkey’s brain, the boy genius ends up with the brain of a little sweet puppy dog.

So what he creates is more than he expected — and more than he can handle, making him a true “Kid Frankenstein.”

The Youth Ensemble includes youngsters from Lock Haven, Jersey Shore, Mill Hall, Woolrich and Beech Creek.

Heading the cast and playing Frankie is Jersey Shore’s Adam Fox, a newcomer to the senior members of the 2019-20 Millbrook Playhouse Youth, but already a veteran of high school and Community Theatre League productions.

With Mo Orbtal as the show’s music director, “Kid Frankenstein, The Musical” has a cast full of zany characters, simple settings and costumes that are contemporary kids’ clothes. This musical comedy is recommended for ages 7 years and older.

Millbrook’s Producing Artistic Director David Leidholdt, who both directs and choreographs the show, notes that this fast-paced production has a running time of approximately one hour. Lighting Designer and Production Stage Manager is Brooke Reese.

“I am trying to grow our ‘Fall in Mill Hall’ series, so I decided to add a new production to the schedule for the Youth Ensemble. I worked with former Millrook Artistic Director Stephen Sunderlin to acquire the rights to the show. We are one of the first productions outside of New York,” said Leidholdt.

So for Millbrook’s summer-stock shows that extend into the fall, it’s “Kid Frankenstein, The Musical,” a delightfully spooky story which has been adapted just for kids. No horror — just fun!

For more information, call 748-8083 or visit www.millbrookplayhouse.org.


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