An electric ‘Young Frankenstein’
adds mightily to Toby’s production of musical
A face familiar to Anne Arundel theatergoers is taking a turn in a “monster hit” on stage in Howard County through mid-March.
David Bosley-Reynolds creates a fearsome Inspector Kemp in Toby’s Dinner Theatre production of “Young Frankenstein: The Mel Brooks Musical,” a joyous show based on Brooks’ 1974 hit movie.
Directed and choreographed and brilliantly cast by Mark Minnick, “Young Frankenstein” is doubly enjoyable with its terrific acting and Minnick’s expert use of an in-the-round space to create bright, innovative dance numbers.
Bosley-Reynolds, who last appeared on Toby’s stage in “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” and has graced local stages for years, does his part to add music and comedy to this ambitious production.
His Inspector Kemp comes complete with a thick Germanic-sounding Transylvanian accent and a robotic gait from his prosthetic leg and arm. And his mellifluous baritone adds mightily to the evening’s entertainment, both in a segment of opener “A Village in Transylvania” and with a rousing “He’s Loose.”
Toby’s ensemble yields a dream cast headed by Jeffrey Shankle as Frederick Frankenstein, Alicia Osborn as his American fiancee Elizabeth, David james as Igor, Louisa Tringali as Inga and Christopher Kabara in a stunning Toby’s debut as the Monster.
For those interested in seeing a veteran of Anne Arundel theater in a show filled with music and laughter, “Young Frankenstein” continues through March 11 at