Young Frankenstein: “Enjoyable with Flaws”
by Erica Papillion-Posey
John Garcia of www.pegasusnews.com expresses an obvious love for all things Brooks in this review though this recent musical theater, Winspear Opera production of Young Frankenstein falls short of the necessary, off-handed, comedic timing that Brooks’ productions are known for.
Garcia elaborates: “….the majority of the score limps and gasps for artistic creativity throughout the evening. The songs have a very familiar ring of Brooks previous writing. Some of the melodies actually sound as the same melodies from his other films. Songs need to move the plot along, give us character arc & development, and purpose. Brooks score struggles & fights to get within those elements, rarely succeeding. Some songs just collapse on stage due to the weakness in musical composition and it’s elementary, paint by number lyrics.”
Get more of the flaws, features and flops of another ‘movie-turned-musical’ from Garcia at: http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2011/jan/05/theater-review-young-frankenstein-winspear-dallas/