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Sip tea with musical cast of 'Young Frankenstein'

September 22, 2010

Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix afternoon tea will have an exclusive chance to enjoy tea with the cast of the new Mel Brooks Musical "Young Frankenstein," making its Arizona premiere at ASU Gammage, Sept. 27-Oct. 3 for eight performances only. Tickets are on sale now.

"Puttin' On the Ritz" Tea, held at noon, Sept. 29, will include a traditional Full Tea including Frankenstein finger sandwiches, fresh scones and Transylvania pastries. Guests will receive a "Young Frankenstein" gift, a chance to win a grand prize including four tickets to the show and the exclusive opportunity to dine with the cast.

Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film, "Young Frankenstein" is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead  and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga? Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show’s raucous score includes "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and the unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin’s "Puttin’ On the Ritz."

The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix is located at 2401 East Camelback Road. Tickets to the tea are 85016 are $35 (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Tickets to "Young Frankenstein" range from $ 64 to $20.

For more information about the Tea and to make a reservation, call The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix at (602) 468-0700.

For tickets to the show visit the ASU Gammage box office or call 1.800.982.2787.