Burien Little Theatre’s Frankenstein Starts Friday & We’ve Got A Coupon!
Burien Little Theatre’s production of the classic horror “Frankenstein” starts this Friday (Sept. 30th), and The B-Town Blog has an exclusive coupon that will save you $3 on tickets!
Because we know you can’t resist a locally-produced horror done by the great peeps at BLT, here’s the coupon – just click to print it:
And here’s our Big Picture High School Intern Bryan Charles’ review of the play, based on a sneak peek he got at BLT’s 24-hour fundraiser ‘9/10/11’:
by Bryan Charles
I recently went to the Burien Little Theatre to view a short section of the 24-hour long run (a fundraiser to benefit the quality of their curtains to keep the building fire safe).
At the theatre, I watched a public rehearsal of the Play interpretation of “Frankenstein.” A few notes I’d like to add are that this play did not contain makeup nor costumes (merely for the fact that it was just a rehearsal) and the script is based off the original Mary Shelley novel, not the Hollywood Movie; the difference is that the novel depicted The Creature as a human being with thoughts and genuine emotions, not a brainless monster.
In terms of reviewing, I must say the actor portraying Dr. Frankenstein (Adrian Cerrato) was very brilliant physically, meaning he showed the physical potential to portray such a character while he was equipped with makeup. But on the other hand, his voice does not show a very commanding lead in it, he seems to be more of a kid compared to Russ Kay, the actor who played The Monster. I did enjoy Adrian’s performance – he pulls off brilliant more than anything, I just couldn’t picture his voice as an evil insane scientist.
The Actor portraying The Creature, Russ, did a slightly better job than Adrian – he was very good reading his lines, you could tell what he was after, he spoke very professionally and with lots of heart, perhaps to a degree of overacting a slight bit, but he did an amazing job none the less. He also looks like the Creature… well in makeup he would, Russ is bald, and he looks very strong, much like a seemingly scary misunderstood creature would look like. On top of that, I find the idea of the monster being portrayed as human, much like the novel was a very good wise and mature decision, and it shows another angle, the actual angle that was meant to be seen, Frankenstein’s creature has heart, he has a very poetic dialect and I hope the script will remain the same as I watch the full thing from September 30th, to October 30th.
Frankenstein will be performed at Burien Little Theatre from Sept. 30 through Oct. 30. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $20 online and $17 to $20 at the box office, with all tickets just $7 on Seven Buck Sunday, Oct. 2.
Show dates and times:
- September 30 at 8:00 p.m – Friday – OPENING NIGHT OF THE SEASON! (Don’t miss the party!)
- October 1 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday – Students, teachers and administrators two-for-one if you order via email!
- October 2 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday – SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY
- October 7 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday – FAMILY NIGHT – CHILD CARE AT JUNGLE GYM
- October 8 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
- October 9 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
- October 14 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
- October 15 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
- October 16 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
- October 21 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
- October 22 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
- October 23 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
- October 28 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday
- October 29 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday
- October 30 at 2:00 p.m. – Sunday
Under the direction of Steve Cooper, the show features the diverse acting talents of Russ Kay (The Creature), Adrian Cerrato (Victor Frankenstein), David Ellinger (Alphonse Frankenstein), Kendra Pierce (Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein), Anna Richardson (Elizabeth Lavenza), Maggie Larrick (Madam Moritz), Corey Lynn Atencio (Justine Moritz), Dylan Zucati (William Frankenstein), Fernando Luna (DeLacey), Lainey Henderson (Agatha DeLacey), Dylan Zucati (Felix DeLacy), Heather King (Safie), and Robert Harkins (Prosecutor).
ABOUT BURIEN LITTLE THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Little Theatre (BLT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.
Burien Little Theatre is committed to being an entertainment leader by producing intriguing professional shows. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.
BLT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.
The Theater at the Annex to the Burien Community Center is located at 14501 Fourth Ave. S.W., Burien, WA 98166 (206) 242-5180. The Annex to the Burien Community Center is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 4th Ave SW and SW 146th Street in Burien, with the parking lot entrance on Fourth. (Directions available under “Find Us” at www.burienlittletheatre.org).
TICKET PRICES AND PACKAGES
Online Ticket Prices: Purchase online here and save!
- First Weekend: $18.00 / $15.00
- Second Weekend: $19.00 / $16.00
- Remaining Weekends: $20.00 / $17.00
General Senior/Student (All Shows):
- $20.00 / $17.00
Two–for-one tickets for school staff and students: Students and school staff can get two tickets for the price of one on Saturday, Oct. 1.
SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: All tickets to the first Sunday Matinee, Oct. 2 are just $7.00!
Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.
To Purchase Tickets: Show tickets may be purchased online at www.burienlittletheatre.org or call 206-242-5180. Fabulous Four-Packs (4 admissions for just $60 general admissions or $48 senior/student admission) are available for the 2011-12 Season.