Art-In-Relation, the brainchild of Long Beach producers Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer, will revisit Frankenstein – A New Musical. In 2014, the duo presented this production in its West Coast premiere in Long Beach. This October 7 through 30, 2016, they present a professional, restaged version in Hollywood, CA for its Hollywood/Los Angeles premiere.
In his quest to discover the secret of life, Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, creates a human of his own design - a horrifying beast who grows to become articulate, cunning, and thirsting for revenge upon the creator who abandoned him.
A tragic love story and exploration of humanity, Frankenstein, A New Musical breathes new life into the world-renowned story of man and creator pitted against one another in epic battle.
Mary Shelley's horror story is brought to new life itself in this gothic, new musical adaptation. With a haunting and breathtaking score, this innovative take on the classic story is a feast for the eyes and ears. It is a timeless tale of man's quest for knowledge, fear of the unknown, love of family and search for acceptance.
Authors Mark Baron, Jeffrey Jackson, and Gary P. Cohen have sought to create a work that was uniquely faithful to Shelley’s original novel while offering a bold, new experience for modern theatre audiences. The result is a thrilling “mindscape” that brings the timeless myth of Frankenstein to life as never before.
If you had the power to bring the dead to life, would you? Shelley’s cautionary tale underscores that monsters are not born, they are made.
“Bring(s) the classic story thrillingly to life,” -Associated Press
“Riveting!” and “Totally exciting.” -Bloomberg Radio
The cast of the production by Art-In-Relation at the Flight Theater (within the Hollywood Complex) is made up of Jonas Sills as Victor Frankenstein; Ray Buffer as The Creature; Kailey Hewitt as Elizabeth; David Michael Trevino as Alphonse; Mallory Staley as Justine; Justin W. Yu as Henry; Ciara D’Anella as Victor’s Mother; Marc Oka as The Blind Man; Megan Makin as Agatha; Colin Eaton and Bradley Bundlie as Young Victor/William; Zachary Franczak as Captain Robert Walton; Jocelyn Sanchez, Mark Lopez, Jon Peterson, Ashley DeMatteo, Stephanie Dietz as Ensemble. Understudies, Franczak and Lopez will appear in four performances each as Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, respectively.
Frankenstein - a New Musical is directed by Ray Buffer, assistant directed and stage managed by Eric Bridges, music directed by Jonas Sills, choreographed by Jocelyn Sanchez, with costume design by Lily Mitrev, wig and makeup design by Byron Batista, set design by Eugene McDonald, with house and box-office management by Heidi Ornelas-Sills.
Tickets ($35.00-$42.50) may be purchased online at artinrelation.com or by phone at 323-320-2898.
This production contains adult situations, and may not be suitable for children under 13.