Vital Children's Theatre presents a musical riff on the classic spooky tale about a science-loving kid whose creation gets out of hand. More…
It's Halloween and something strange is going on at Frankie Steiner's house. Day and night, the boy genius works on his entry for the annual robotics competition. But what he creates is more than he expected—and more than he can handle, making him a true 'Kid Frankenstein.' Best for ages 7 and up.
See it if you have kids who'd not only enjoy a fun show, but could also learn a few things about self-esteem, bullying, letting go and saying goodbye.
Don't see it if you don't have kids (or nieces/nephews). Good ensemble, fast-moving show, great little theater on the UWS. Perfect theme for Halloween week.
See it if you enjoy clever, light-hearted family shows with a spooky theme; enjoy good singing
Don't see it if you want something serious, not family oriented
See it if you like shows put a new spin on a classic tale.
Don't see it if you don't like shows that use classic Halloween characters in a new way to teach a lesson.
See it if you don't mind a funny kid-friendly take on the classic tale, yet w/some lessons to spare- by a young talented cast taking on multiple roles
Don't see it if you either don't have a kid to bring to or if going solo- you feel you're too old to appreciate such shows. But the kid-in-us will like it!
See it if you have children (skews slightly older for kids' theater) who can appreciate sober themes in a goofy, creative adaptation with peppy songs.
Don't see it if a parental death (offstage, before the action) seems too intense a subject for your kids, or if you're an adult with no sense of whimsy
See it if You like Freibkenstein & have young children; my twins woke up singing one of the songs!
Don't see it if Don't like Halloween. Who doesn't!?
See it if you like witty twists on familiar themes, with good humor, writing, acting and GREAT singing (Jocelyn Lonquist is a particular standout!).
Don't see it if you're looking for a typical Broadway-type experience. This is more of a light-hearted, yet highly relevant take on a familiar story gone aw
See it if You want a clever story and excellent acting and singing. Jocelyn Lonquist's voice lifts above the others and floats beautifully.
Don't see it if You are stiff and wooden and don't appreciated a good show, song and dance.