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Tennessee Valley Players is excited to announce our 2018 summer show:

Mel Brooks’


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Be a part of this monstrous musical!  For audition information, click on the Auditions tab.

Ten Performances at the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus:

Friday, June 08 Opening Night, 7:30
Saturday, June 09 Performance, 7:30
Sunday, June 10, Matinee, 3:00
Thursday, June 14 Performance, 7:30
Friday, June 15 Performance, 7:30
Saturday, June 16 Performance, 7:30
Sunday, June 17 Matinee, 3:00
Thursday, June 21 Performance, 7:30
Friday, June 22 Performance, 7:30
Saturday, June 23 Performance, 7:30
Sunday, June 24 Matinee, 3:00

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny and now, a cult classic film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a beautiful lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a big dose of extra theatrical flair added. The chorus plays a huge role in the action, with lots of big production numbers, each of which will bring the house down.
With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. And who doesn’t love monsters?!

If you are one of the many who have attended our sold-out performances in the Carousel Theatre and have seen what great casts and crews we have in our summer productions, don’t sit on the sidelines this summer! Come be a part of something very special with this production!



Tennessee Valley Players is a not-for-profit community theatre group whose mission is to provide meaningful theatrical opportunities for performers and audiences. For almost 30 years TVP has entertained the Knoxville area. Currently, we focus on one main musical each summer.

Tennessee Valley Players rely on the generous donations from patrons to finance their productions. Each year in the spring, the Players host a Gala fundraiser which provides a significant portion of our year’s operational budget. Of course, we accept donations year round.Thank you for your generous support!

Please note our phone number has changed!  It is now 865-748-5332 and is only operational during our summer musical performances.