Broadway Theatre League Presents New Season, Announces Young Frankenstein Tech Show

June 28, 2011

Broadway Theatre League’s Executive Director, John Fehlner, and President of the Board of Directors, Eileen Pronobis, announced today that Utica will not only be the first stop on the national tour of the tech show Young Frankenstein, but the show’s makeover will also create an economic boost to the region, estimated between $750,000 and $900,000.  While in Utica, the Young Frankenstein set, costumes, and promotional materials for the national tour will all be updated and revitalized.  Tour promoters will be hiring local stagehands and adding approximately 45-50 people to the crew.

“This means a significant economic boost for Utica and the surrounding region,” said John Fehlner, executive director of Broadway Theatre League. “The cast and crew will be staying at our hotels, eating in our restaurants, and using our local workforce.  The show will even be filming all of its B- roll here,” he added, referring the promotional materials used for the show’s television and radio commercials.

In addition to Young Frankenstein, which will be in Utica September 27 and 28, Fehlner and Pronobis also discussed the exciting new schedule set for the 2011-2012 Broadway Theatre League season, which includes:

• In the Heights, October 25 and 26
• Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, November 15, 16, and 17 (Act II Show)
• Shrek The Musical, February 7, 8, and 9
• Mamma Mia!, January 17 and 18 (Act II Show)
• South Pacific, March 6 and 7
• Blue Man Group, May 25 and 26

“The lineup of shows in the upcoming season is a must-see,” declared Pronobis.  “It offers a great deal of variety, and is attractive to all age groups,” she added.

Subscriptions are currently on sale and begin at $136 per person for all five shows.  Included in the subscription are:

• Young Frankenstein
• In the Heights
• Shrek The Musical
• South Pacific
• Blue Man Group

Tickets for Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby and Mamma Mia! will be sold separately.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call (315) 724-7196 or visit


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