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Monstrous fun with 'Young Frankenstein' at Glenelg High [Glenelg/Glenwood/Dayton]

Monstrous fun with 'Young Frankenstein' at Glenelg High [Glenelg/Glenwood/Dayton]
The cast of Glenelg High School's performance of "Young Frankenstein." (Courtesy photo)

The Glenelg High School Performing Arts Department invites you to join them on a trip to Transylvania, where Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced Fronk-en-steen) has just inherited his grandfather’s estate, and much more. “Young Frankenstein, The Mel Brooks Musical” will be presented in the Glenelg auditorium on Thursday, March 1, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. each night. Matinee performances will be Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. All tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door.

If you have seen the original Mel Brooks’ film, this musical includes every laugh you remember, with the added bonus of great musical theatre. Just be aware that there is a lot of mature humor and raunchy puns and jokes, which earn the show a PG-13 rating.

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The cast features Jake Baker as Frederick Frankenstein, Matthew Hulett as Igor, Mary Mae Robinson as Inga, Imani Nokuri as Frau Blucher, AJ Patel as Inspector Kemp, Allison Fitzgerald as Elizabeth, Torin Alexander as the Monster, Jared Rezeppa as Victor Frankenstein, Ryan Thompson Harmon as the Hermit and Tomi Levai as Ziggy.

Kevin George conducts the 16 member pit orchestra, while Kassidy Sharp is the director. Ross Rawlings is musical director, a position he also holds at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, which is currently showing “Young Frankenstein, The Musical.” Senior Emily Soeken, the student director, is proud of all the actors who are working “hard to create a hilariously fantastic show.” The student stage crew also works hard behind the scenes to keep the show running seamlessly.

Director Sharp says, “We are so excited to be the first high school in our community to produce ‘Young Frankenstein.’ This show brings the classic Mel Brooks’ film to life with some musical excitement. You will be amazed at what these talented high school students can do.”

The St. Andrew’s Community Dinner will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22,from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Parish House on Route 97 in Glenwood. The Italian Feast features homemade sauces, salads, garlic bread and decadent desserts. You can eat at the church or take the food home with you. The delicious meal is prepared by Brett Arnold of Smokin’ Hot Bar and Grille in Glenwood. This month, the price will be increasing. Dinner will be $10 per person, with a cap of $35 for a family of four. As always, children 5 and under are free.

The beneficiary of this month’s feast is Camp Inclusion, a summer day camp for any student with or without a cognitive, social or physical disability. The non-profit organization was co-founded in 2009 by Glenelg High School graduate A.J. Rosenthal and Dallas Wiles. Rosenthal is also the Bushy Park Elementary School physical education teacher. The motto of the camp is At Camp Inclusion There is No Exclusion! Everyone is Welcome!” For more information about the dinner, call the church at 410-489-4035.

Kim Wissman, the director of the Glenelg United Methodist Church Preschool, is happy to announce that the school has opened registration for the 2018 to 2019 school year. There are openings in the 2-, 3- and 4-year-old programs. If you are interested, please contact the school office at 410-489-7702 or send an email to: gumc.ps@verizon.net

The 2018 Glenelg High School Booster Bash will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Salandra’s Barn in Woodbine. Tickets will cost $55 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Go to http://glenelgboosters.com/boosters-bash-2018/ to buy tickets. The dinner buffet, desserts, beer, wine, music, dancing, silent and live auctions and raffles are all included in the ticket price. This is the premier fund raising event for the Boosters Club. Proceeds benefit the academic and athletic programs at Glenelg.

Sometime during the weekend of March 3 and 4, the Scouts will be dropping off a bag at your house. They are hoping that you will fill the bag for Scouting for Food, so that they can help to fill the shelves at the food pantries in Howard County.

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