Cloris Leachman

Mel Brooks' monster is alive and well at Silhouette Stage

Mel Brooks' monster is alive and well at Silhouette Stage

Silhouette Stage's Baltimore area premiere of "The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein" — with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks — might just catch a nod and wink from the spirit of Gene Wilder.

Adapted from Brooks' 1974 "Young Frankenstein" film — which starred Wilder (who co-wrote the screenplay) and swept two Academy Awards (as well as Golden Globe awards for co-stars Cloris Leachman and Madeline Kahn) — the Broadway musical opened in New York City in 2008.

Author of the 19th-century Frankenstein novel Mary Shelley might even chuckle at the outlandish horror parody performed by Silhouette Stages. On opening...

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