2 Jul 2019

FRANKENSTEIN, a new Off-Broadway musical

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FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley’s novel is playing Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of NY’s theatre district.
It continues to run with performances on Tuesdays at 7 PM!
It is a sweeping romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship, which honors its source material.
(music, book & lyrics by Eric B. Sirota)
It opened on Oct 9, 2017 and is now an open-ended run in its third calendar year!
Contact producer@TheFrankensteinMusical.com for educational discounts!
Detailed information and schedule can be found at

@FrankensteinNYC  on Twitter

“it is a success of a show that should be considered something great in the realm of musical theater.”  – BroadwayWorld
“a musical love letter true to its source material”    
– Local Theatre NY
“an ambitious theater piece that is refreshingly buoyed up by its music”   – Theatre Scene
“. . . infused with enough emotion to send chills down the spine . . .”  – Local Theatre NY
“Sirota…imbues his show with the serious philosophical underpinnings of Shelley’s original”  -Off Off On Line

2 Nov 2018

CREATURE: A Puppet Frankenstein Adaptation

By |2018-10-19T14:51:27-04:00November 2, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Rock & Roll puppetry for adults & brave children.

Find the Facebook event here. Tickets are available here for $18 / $15 matinee.

CREATURE is a 60-minute adaptation of Frankenstein that uses live music, puppetry & projection to tell a story filled with human connection, wretchedness & wonder. This imaginative retelling of Creature’s origin story features a 7-foot-tall Creature, live rock & roll accompaniment, tabletop puppetry, shadow play & projected imagery.

Our adaptation seeks to restore the intelligence, grace & violence with which the novel’s author Mary Shelley originally imbued it. Follow Creature from its birth to its travels through the wilderness where it faces choices that will define it as human or monster.

Supported in part by The Jim Henson Foundation and the Kentucky Arts Council.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Contains some violence, both implied & explicit, plus amplified rock music. Suggested for ages 8 & up.

31 Oct 2018

Alive and Kicking part 2: Teen proof Frankenstein

By |2018-10-23T09:24:59-04:00October 31, 2018|Tags: , , |

High school students will make Frankenstein and its themes enjoyable to teenagers. Before leaving to Bournemouth on a study holiday and in order to celebrate Frankenstein’s 200 Birthday, the students will share all of the crafted materials on October 30th and 31st.

A gloomy and Gothic atmosphere will be recreated while sharing ..

DAY TWO: Wednesday 31st October 10,00 to 11,00 am  

5BL and 5CL

FrankenDance and FrankenRap: an original rap song to summarise Frankenstein performed with a scary coreography

FrankenQuiz: a Kahoot on Frankenstein’s characters, plot and themes

One Story , Two Versions: A double Interview with the Monster and Dr Frankenstein

31 Oct 2018

Frankenread@DISTU. I suoni del romanzo

By |2017-12-20T07:07:02-05:00October 31, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Romanzo “parlato” per eccellenza -eseguito come un raffinato esercizio di persuasione dei vari narratori, le cui voci emergono in un panorama acustico complesso e affascinante fatto di musica, voci, suoni e varie evocazioni uditive- Frankenstein rappresenta l’apice del complesso sistema estetico multimodale tipico del Romanticismo inglese, un vero panorama acustico che lentamente riemerge a fianco della bidimensionalità della pagina scritta, in cui la voce e l’orecchio entrano in dialogo, talvolta in conflitto, con l’occhio e la visione.

Frankenread@DISTU. I suoni del romanzo, un evento organizzato dal Dipartimento DISTU per celebrare il bicentenario della pubblicazione del romanzo di Mary Shelley, si terrà nell’Aula Magna di San Carlo il 31 ottobre 2018. La mattina verrà dedicata alla lettura di passi scelti del romanzo di Mary Shelley, effettuata a più voci con l’aiuto degli studenti delle scuole di Viterbo,  i docenti e il pubblico. Nel pomeriggio seguirà la visione guidata di spezzoni significativi tratti da vari adattamenti filmici e rappresentazioni teatrali ispirate a Frankenstein. L’intera giornata sarà preparata attraverso una serie di incontri e lezioni universitarie a tema che si terranno nel mese di ottobre 2018.

Tutte le attività previste sono a ingresso libero. I gruppi di oltre 10 persone sono pregati di prendere appuntamento almeno 15 giorni lavorativi prima dell’evento con l’organizzatrice a fsaggini@unitus.it .

30 Oct 2018

A Gregarious Monster: Celebrating the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

By |2018-10-26T16:20:25-04:00October 30, 2018|Tags: , |

Join us on October 30 from 5:00 to 7:00pm for a very special event in the Library Gallery (Academic Commons, main floor, old wing):
A Gregarious Monster: 200 Years Later – A Talk and Exhibit Celebrating the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Refreshments and frights will be served.
About the event 
The talk: 
Prof. Devin Fromm will discuss the way the novel addresses a variety of topics and influences that would become the basis for what we now call the modern world.
The exhibits:
Mary Shelley: Celebrating the Creation of Frankenstein, features the first edition of the iconic novel showcased along with works that inspired it. The interweaving of Gothic Fiction, English Romanticism, and Victorian Gothic will be lavishly displayed!*
Curated by Helena de Lemos, Special Collections
Macabre-themed artworks from students of Introduction to Letterpress and Printmaking Fundamentals courses, plus a sprinkle of Frankenstein in pop music.
Hope to see you there!
30 Oct 2018

Readings from _Frankenstein_ in English and Italian

By |2018-10-24T17:27:35-04:00October 30, 2018|Tags: , |

With this double event, taking place on Tuesday, 30 October, the community of students and scholars from the University of Bari joins the international bicentennial celebrations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

In particular, we shall discuss adaptation/rewriting/remediation experiments across time and shall engage in a Frankenstein Readathon – with selected passages read by students and colleagues, and an interpretation of women musicians at the time of Mary Shelley delivered by a scholar and performer of the School of Music – Conservatorio di Musica ‘Niccolò Piccinni’, Bari

30 Oct 2018

Frankenreads in Bologna

By |2018-10-18T10:54:37-04:00October 30, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

On 30 and 31 of October Bologna will celebrate Mary Shelley’s novel across the city with a great number of events: readings in squares and public spaces;  books display; creative writing contest in secondary schools; Frankenstein film festival; round tables on Monsters, Science, Contexts and Media; guided tour to the Anatomical Theatre of Archiginnasio; Literary Tour on a Red City Bus; a night at the Palazzo Poggi Museum; a marathon reading at the Theatre Arena del Sole from 10 pm to 6 am .  These events have been organized by the Interuniversity Centre for Romantic Studies (CISR) of the University of Bologna, in collaboration with the Departments of ARTS (DAR), the  Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LILEC) of the University of Bologna, Cineteca of Bologna,  Palazzo Poggi Museum, Archiginnasio; Salaborsa, Arena del Sole (ERT), Red City Bus, Bologna City Council.

20 Oct 2018

Frankenstein film with live organ

By |2018-09-30T20:18:36-04:00October 20, 2018|Tags: |

A triple Halloween treat at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Scituate on Saturday evening, October 20:  concert-quality music, classic Hollywood film, and the pleasure of hearing the peal of the church’s unique, antique pipe organ.  The event will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm., and is by cash admission of $15 per person (16 and under free).

Award-winning  silent film improv organist Peter Krasinski will accompany and interpret two classic movies, the iconic 1931 Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff, and Buster Keaton’s comic silent short, The Electric House, performing on the church’s historic and newly-renovated 1906 Hook & Hastings organ.   Mr. Krasinski skillfully adds an extra thrill with his  brilliant rendition of plots and characters … an event not to be missed!!  A dark church, dramatic organ music, Buster Keaton and Frankenstein … an unusual and wonderful experience on a Saturday night!

For more information, call the church office at 781-545-3324, or visit their Web site at www.firstparishscituate.org.   Cash admission at the church door that night, at 330 First Parish Road, Scituate. First Parish UU Church is handicapped accessible.  The evening is another highlight in the church’s ongoing music program, offering wide and varied musical experiences to the wider community as well as to church members and friends.

12 Oct 2018

Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club presents Frankenstein

By |2018-06-16T12:01:12-04:00October 12, 2018|Tags: , |

Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club presents book-inspired music each month at Lindberg’s Tavern.

Every month we celebrate a new book by challenging Springfield singer-songwriters to create an original song inspired by that month’s book selection, then perform it live at our musical book club.

This month we’re taking on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Bonus – our friends from BookMarx will sponsor a round of book and author trivia during the show’s intermission where three audience members compete for honor and glory! And Lindberg’s amazing bartenders will create a specialty cocktail just for Frankenstein!