2022 - 2023
Maine West Drama offers an array of opportunities for students interested in performance, design and leadership. Although most enter our program with little to no experience, we train them to embrace creative risk, find their voice and communicate with confidence; skills that will take them far beyond the Maine West stage.
We welcome students from all backgrounds and respect the rich diversity of their experiences and perspectives. Through rigorous training, and a spirit of collaboration, our students produce compelling works of art that move audiences to think, feel, and re-imagine the world as they know it.
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A Hilarious New Murder Mystery by Billy Van Zandt and Jan Milmore
INFORMATION MTG - 8/24
Equal parts murder mystery and farce, "Drop Dead!" follows a cast of has-been actors who plan to revive their careers by mounting a whodunit murder-mystery. A self-obsessed director, a bumbling idiot and a naive ingenue, are among several strong personalities whose ideas begin to clash. Tensions boil over the night before opening when the show seems destined for failure. Stressed and resentful, some in the company begin turning to murder, themselves, all while attempting to forge ahead with the opening performance. "Drop Dead!" is a nonstop physical comedy that takes the idea of "the show must go on" to a deadly new level.
Music and lyrics written by Mel Brooks
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
AUDITIONS NOVEMBER 2022
It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.