Young Frankenstein Charity Auction

April 18 to May 5, 2024  |  Thu 8pm  |  Fri 7pm  |  Sat 3pm  |  Sun 7pm
Doors Open 1 Hour Before Curtain for the Pre-Show Party!

As a part of the upcoming production of the hit musical “MEL BROOKS’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN,” Savannah Cabaret will be hosting a charity auction of memorabilia celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the comedy classic film “Young Frankenstein” and the career of comedy legend Mel Brooks.  The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-winning (EGOT) director, writer, and actor personally signed six copies of a 200-page coffee table book about the making of the film just for our production.  A different item will be auctioned every night before each of the twelve (12) performances April 18 to May 5 on Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm, and Sundays at 7:00pm at Club One’s Bay Street Theatre.  Tickets range from $29-$49, available now at SavannahCabaret.com.

In addition to the Mel Brooks autographed books, Savannah Cabaret will be auctioning a veritable treasure trove of memorabilia including a copy of the musical’s vocal score autographed by Megan Mullally (of “Will & Grace” fame) who originated the role of Elizabeth on Broadway; an copy of the Broadway playbill signed by Tony-Award winning actress Sutton Foster, who originated the role of Inga; a “Young Frankenstein” promo photo of Teri Garr as Inga, autographed by the actress; a photo of Cloris Leachman as Frau Blucher autographed by the actress; a promotional photo from the movie “Spaceballs” autographed by Mel Brooks; rare lobby card sets from 1974 of photos from “Young Frankenstein;” vintage soundtrack albums of both “Young Frankenstein” and Mel Brooks’ comedy masterpiece “High Anxiety;” and more!

All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit fundraising and grant-making organizations.  Since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people living with HIV/AIDS, struggling with COVID-19, and facing other critical illnesses and humanitarian crises in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and in countries around the world.  In the past year alone, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has provided grants to more than 140 food service and meal delivery organizations in the US; emergency support to Maui fire victim food banks and Israel and Gaza humanitarian organizations; critical support for people affected by the entertainment strikes; and more.

A full list of the items available and the dates they will be auctioned is below. To participate in the bidding on any given item, guests must purchase a ticket to attend the show at which that item will be auctioned.

Note: All guests must be 21 years of age or older.  The theater is on the second floor of a historic Savannah building only accessible by one flight of stairs.  There is no elevator access.  Tickets are non-refundable.

Auction Items

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 PERFORMANCE: MEL BROOKS AUTOGRAPHED BOOK

Mel Brooks personally autographed six copies of this 200-page “Making of Young Frankenstein” coffee table book just for our production.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 PERFORMANCE: MEGAN MULLALLY AND SUTTON FOSTER AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA

A vocal score book personally autographed for our production by Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), who originated the role of Elizabeth, and a Broadway program autographed by Tony-Award winner Sutton Foster, who originated the role of Inga.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 PERFORMANCE: MEL BROOKS AUTOGRAPHED BOOK

Mel Brooks personally autographed six copies of this 200-page “Making of Young Frankenstein” coffee table book just for our production.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 PERFORMANCE: MEL BROOKS AUTOGRPAHED PHOTO & DVD SET

A photo from “Spaceballs” autographed by Mel Brooks (with COA) and an out-of-print, new-in-box DVD set of eight of Mel Brooks’ classic movies including Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, History of the World Part 1; Robin Hood: Men in Tights; Silent Movie; The Twelve Chairs; To Be or Not to Be; and Young Frankenstein

THURDAY, APRIL 25 PERFORMANCE: TERI GARR AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

Talk about rare!  This promotional photo of Teri Garr as Inga… in the hay wagon (!!)… has been autographed by Teri Garr!

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 PERFORMANCE: MEL BROOKS AUTOGRAPHED BOOK

Mel Brooks personally autographed six copies of this 200-page “Making of Young Frankenstein” coffee table book just for our production.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 PERFORMANCE: MEL BROOKS AUTOGRAPHED BOOK

Mel Brooks personally autographed six copies of this 200-page “Making of Young Frankenstein” coffee table book just for our production.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 PERFORMANCE: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN LOBBY CARD SET

Super rare set of eight lobby card photos used in a movie theater in 1974.

THURSDAY, MAY 2 PERFORMANCE: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN & HIGH ANXIETY SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS

Very rare copies of the soundtrack albums for both Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety.

FRIDAY, MAY 3 PERFORMANCE: MEL BROOKS AUTOGRAPHED BOOK

Mel Brooks personally autographed six copies of this 200-page “Making of Young Frankenstein” coffee table book just for our production.

SATURDAY, MAY 4 PERFORMANCE: CLORIS LEACHMAN AS FRAU BLUCHER AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

An icon, a legend – Cloris Leachman autographed this promotional photo of herself as Frau Blucher from “Young Frankenstein”!  Ultra-rare!

SUNDAY, MAY 5 PERFORMANCE: MEL BROOKS AUTOGRAPHED BOOK

Mel Brooks personally autographed six copies of this 200-page “Making of Young Frankenstein” coffee table book just for our production.