Puttin’ on the fritz
There’s no funny like Mel Brooks funny, and Young Frankenstein is among his funniest. This revision of the classic film (nope, it’s not so close to the Mary Shelley original, but is a sendup of the well-known and beloved 1931 film version, featuring Boris Karloff as the monster). This musical adaptation, which won a couple of awards during its Broadway run, keeps the funniest bits intact (“No, it’s pronounced EYE-gor”) and adds a boatload of songs. Where else will you see a giant green monster in top hat and tails this week? Oh, wait—the Legislature is in session. But this monster sings, and has an enormous schwanzstücker. Expect to laugh yourself silly and enjoy a bit of nostalgia, even if your brain did come from someone named “Abby Normal.”
Young Frankenstein, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $18-$75. Broadway Sacramento at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street; (916) 557-1999 or (916) 808-5181; www.californiamusicaltheatre.com. Through April 24.