Published January 30 2010
Moorhead High grad working on ‘Frankenstein’ production
The 24-year-old Moorhead High graduate is on tour in the Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein,” in which he serves as the understudy for the part of Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster. It’s a part played by Tony award-winner Shuler Hensley.
Boyd, who says he’s the youngest member of the cast, described the experience with the production as “basically a master class every time I do a show.”
Even when he’s not filling in for Hensley, he’s still on stage in various ensemble roles. And his on-stage personas include a Transylvanian, an executioner, a mad-scientist relative of Dr. Frankenstein and a herald.
The show makes its way to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis Feb. 9 through 14. Any chance he’ll get to play the monster while in the area?
“It all depends if I push (Hensley) down the stairs … Nah, nah, I’m kidding,” Boyd says.
If you go
- What: “Young Frankenstein” the musical
- When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11; 8 p.m. Feb. 12; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 13; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14
- Where: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
- Info: $28-$78; call (800) 982-2787 for tickets.
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