Imperial Centre to welcome “Young Frankenstein” for Six Performances

Young Frankenstein. Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount
Young Frankenstein. Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount


An all-local production of Young Frankenstein will be held during two weekends in March at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Young Frankenstein is a musical comedy based on the Mel Brooks. The story is of Frederick Frankenstein, who has inherited his family’s estate in Transylvania and has brought alive a creature much like his grandfather, Victor Frankenstein.

Performances scheduled:

  • March 6, 2020 @ 7:30pm
  • March 7, 2020 @ 7:30pm
  • March 8, 2020 @ 2pm (Matinee)
  • March 13, 2020 @ 7:30pm
  • March 14, 2020 @ 7:30pm
  • March 15, 2020 @ 2pm (Matinee)

Said Brooke Edwards, Artistic and Managing Director of the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences:

“If you love the cannon of Mel Brooks films with all of his campy humor and subtle insight into the human condition, then you will love this musical. It is full of humor, huge musical numbers, and it has some of the more talented actors and singers in the area.”

The production will feature the work of guest director James Guy and musical director Benjamin Griffith. Charlie Hines returns as choreographer after serving in the same capacity for the recent productions of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity. Said Griffith:

“Pairing outstanding local performers with such iconic, show-stopping numbers as “Transylvania Mania” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz” makes this a must-see production.”

Tickets are $11 for general admission, $9 for seniors and students, and $7 for children 12 and under. For tickets, go to or call the Imperial Centre Box Office at 252.972.1266.

The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily. Visit


Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount

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