Inquiring Minds Want to Know….

We posed the principals of Young Frankenstein with the same 6 questions.  See what they came up with!

  1. If you could play another character in the show which one would you choose?
  2. Why?
  3. Best line in the show.
  4. Favourite song.
  5. Best prop.
  6. What are you most excited to see when the show hits the stage?

Marlena Sculthorpe

Marlena Sculthorpe – Inga

  1. Igor
  2. He has great songs and a wandering hump…….need I say more?
  3. “He would have an enormous schwanzstucker”
  4. Puttin’ on the Ritz
  5. My push up bra – hah!
  6. The set. Frankenstein’s Castle and those gigantic knockers.

Stacy Main

Stacy Main – Igor

  1. Igor is what sold me.
  2. Great songs, a cape, a hump.
  3. Ovaltine?
  4. Transylvania Mania
  5. Elizabeth’s hair
  6. The Audience reaction to the classic scenes from the movie, now played out in the musical.

Tanya Wills

Tanya Wills – Frau Blücher

  1. the hermit
  2. why not
  3. whoof
  4. Transylvania Mania
  5. my candelabra
  6. our tap number

Angela Main

Angela Main – Elizabeth Benning

  1. Igor
  2. Who wouldn’t want a hump? Also, I would love to dance in Transylvania Mania – I try all the time at home.
  3. “What hump?”
  4. Translyvania Mania and Surprise
  5. Igor’s whip

Liam Cragg

Liam Cragg – The Monster

  1. I think I would have been an awesome Frau Blucher
  2. Because shaving off my mustache would have been optional
  3. Best Line? So many choices but… ‘Ovaltine?’
  4. Best Song ‘Please Don’t Touch Me’ – It sends up Cole Porter beautifully
  5. Best prop – The Monster’s shoes (so many people have looked at them, green with envy)

JP Baldwin

J.P. Baldwin – Inspector Kemp

  1. Frederick Frankenstein.
  2. Because he is leading man that is just left of center. (The way I like them!)
  3. Ovaltine?!
  4. Life, Life. (The layering and harmonies are well done.)
  5. I’m partial to my fake right hand.
  6. I’m excited to see Puttin’On The Ritz in full costumes with hat and cane, on the set.

Joel Varty

Joel Varty – Frederick Frankenstein

  1. Igor!
  2. He’s the best song and dance man in the whole thing.
  3. “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ!” (Monster Style)
  4. Puttin’ On The Ritz!
  5. The Brain and Marlena’s add-2-cups push-up bra!
  6. The audience reaction to “SUPER DUPER!”

Young Frankenstein runs from April 14-23 at Victoria Hall in Cobourg.

For tickets call 1-855-372-2210 or purchase online here.

An Exciting Play Reading with Linda Hutsell-Manning


VOS THEATRE’s Play Reading Series continues on Saturday March 19, 2016 with A Certain Singing Teacher. The reading, under the guidance of Beatrix Quarrie, features Florence Fletcher, Blair McFadden, Hugh Stewart, Liam Cragg and Marlena Sculthorpe.

We caught up with Linda recently to get some background on the play.

VOS: What or who inspired you to write this play?

Linda Hutsell-Manning: I had written and had professionally produced three children’s plays, all comedies, and thought I’d like to try my hand at a comedy for adult audiences. Also, after hearing Jacqui Manning-Albert’s fabulous song, I was sure I could use it in the play. The song was certainly a factor in developing the script.


Linda Hutsell-Manning and her husband James Manning

VOS: Tell us about your process for this piece.  When did it happen, and how did it come about?

LHM: I first wrote the play several decades ago. Sent it to a number of professional theatres and heard from none so abandoned it. I showed it to you, maybe four years ago? And you said you would show it to director Bea Quarrie. Subsequently the VOS began their play reading series and you told me they were interested in reading my play. Great opportunity!


VOS: What are you most looking forward to in having this play read by actors in public?

LHM: The only way I can assess whether or not the play works is to hear it read by actors. I’m as interested in seeing where it doesn’t work as where it does.

VOS: We’re excited to hear it too! This Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Citizen’s Forum at Victoria Hall, Cobourg. Entrance to the reading is by donation so there are no tickets to reserve. Just come and enjoy and chat with fellow audience members, actors and the playwright, herself!