Hickory – The opening weekend of “The Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein,” at the Hickory Community Theatre provided a wonderfully funny time for audiences, who laughed uproariously at this stage musical adaptation of Brooks’ original hit movie.

“Young Frankenstein” was conceived as a comic homage to the original 1931 film “Frankenstein,” and the story of centers around Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, the creator of the infamous creature. Summoned to Transylvania to settle his grandfather’s estate, Frederick is seduced into joining “the family business,” and creates a creature of his own.

Performances are Thursdays (May 12 and 19) at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays (May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21) at 8:00pm, and Sundays (May 15 and 22) at 2:30pm on the Jeffers Theatre Mainstage.

Thursday night tickets are $14 for all adults (including seniors) and $10 for children and students. Fridays through Sundays, regular price tickets are $20 for Friday through Sunday, with a $2 discount for seniors (age 60+), and tickets for children and students at $10 each.

For tickets visit the Theatre website at hickorytheatre.org or call the box office at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are Wed-Sat from noon to 5pm.

“The Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” is produced by Corning Optical Communications, Catawba Radiological Associates, Delores Hammer DDS and First Citizen’s Bank. This show is the final Mainstage show in the Theatre’s 67th season, sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World.

For tickets visit the Theatre website at www.hickorytheatre.org or call the box office at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are Wed-Sat from noon to 5pm. Photo is by Ken Burns Photography.

Photo: Cody Watson (left) as Frederick Frankenstein brings to life his creature, played by Blake Richardson, in “The Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein,” now on stage at the Hickory Community Theatre.