MIAMI, FL – September 25, 2023 – Loxen Productions, the creative power-house known for its vibrant contributions to South Florida’s theater and arts scene, is thrilled to announce their upcoming fall theatrical sensation, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. From October 13th to October 29th, the ARTime Theater in Miami will “come alive” with this side-splitting musical comedy based on the classic film. On the heels of their recent successes with Cabaret and Little Shop of Horrors, the latest Loxen production guarantees an enchanting blend of humor, singing, dancing, brilliant performances, and stunning stagecraft.
Created by the brilliant and wacky mind of Mel Brooks, this hilarious masterpiece invites you to embark on a journey to Transylvania with the eccentric Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, who wishes to be called “Fronk-en-steen” to distance himself from his infamous grandfather of Frankenstein-the-Monster fame. Frederick inherits his family’s estate and, after discovering his grandfather’s laboratory gets entangled in a wild experiment with his sidekicks, Igor (pronounced Eye-gore), and Inga, to bring a new creature back to life, unleashing a chain of comical calamities that will leave audiences – and the Monster – in stitches.
Benjamin Leon IV, the visionary driving force behind Loxen Productions, aims to redefine Miami’s cultural landscape by bringing the city’s untapped talent to the forefront.
“Our goal is to raise the bar of excellence in live entertainment here in Miami by harnessing the potential of local artists and nurturing the growth of the entire arts scene in South Florida,” said the founder of Loxen Productions. “In our season, we are looking to combine timeless classics with spear-heading new works to ensure that our community doesn’t have to venture beyond our borders in search of top-tier theater productions.”
The trailblazing actor, producer and director, created the company in 2018 with the aim of propelling the arts in South Florida. Since then, Loxen has evolved into a platform that cultivates the arts in all its forms, from theater to music, from painting to sculpture, from film to photography, and everything in between.
The cast of Young Frankenstein includes: Leon IV in the title role, Corey Vega, Sara Álvarez, Irene González, Emily Howard, Javier Cabrera, Ryan Crout, Amanda López, Shelby Tudor, Sabrina Leon, Natalie Patino, Brittni Taylor Rhodes, Fabiana Cueto Lito Becerra, Sergio Tamayo, Gianfranco Imbert, Justin Rodríguez, Mikhael Mendoza and Chris Atzanos, all under the experienced direction of Gonzalo Rodríguez. Musical direction is by Johann Guzman; set design by Nobarte Inc., lighting design by Ernesto Pinto and costume design by Beth Fath.
Performances of Young Frankenstein are scheduled from Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 29th. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Ticket prices range from $25 to $75, and they are available for purchase exclusively at: www.YoungFrankensteinMiami.com. Group rates and student discounts are available.
In the spirit of Halloween, Loxen Productions is organizing a costume contest during the final weekend of Young Frankenstein. Audiences are encouraged to dress in their spookiest attire, adding to the excitement of the theater experience. The contest winner will earn a coveted opportunity to take the stage in the final performance of the show on October 29th.
Link to purchase tickets: www.YoungFrankensteinMiami.com