Laugh to support the needy

Published: 20th August 2016 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2016 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The CAUSE Foundation is back this year to entertain the audience with their musical comedy. They would be performing Young Frankenstein based on the movie of the same name by Mel Brooks. Leila Alvares, Director of the non-profit organization says that it was picked by the team for hilarious innuendos and lyrics, breathtaking music and vibrant costumes.

Mel Brooks' directorial, in 1974, was on the troubled life of a young descendant of Dr Frankenstein.

“It took us two months to prepare for the act. We will be performing it at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on August 27 and 28 at 5 pm and again at 11 am on Sunday,” she says adding that she is sure the performance will leave them in splits.

The organisation has been providing platform to the hidden talents from Bengaluru since 18 years. The profits received are dedicated to helping the needy. It was begun with the primary objective of showcasing the local talent of Bengaluru, with profits from its various ventures donated to worthy local charities.

Before this it has successfully enthralled audiences in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Chennai, Coorg, Goa, Mumbai and Kochi with its productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly, Sound of Music, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, Fiddler on the Roof and most recently Ghost the Musical.

The tickets cost `700, 499, 300 and can be booked at Bookmyshow.

The Director, Leila Alvares, has from the age of 18, actively been involved in all things musical, including conducting choirs, organizing and producing musical events and for the past 18 years, directing Broadway musicals.

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