For Cory English, life's a roll in ze hay.
English has taken his portrayal of Igor of "Young Frankenstein" musical fame from Broadway to the road — and he and the rest of the cast are set to make their debut at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Sunday.
English had been living in London for several years, where he found himself performing as Max Bialystock in Mel Brooks' other blockbuster musical, "The Producers." After performing for a couple of years in London and then taking the show throughout the U.K., English received a call from Broadway, where he was asked to take on the role of Igor in "Young Frankenstein." When the show closed, the tour opened five months later; English and his family jumped at the opportunity to travel around the country.
"It's funny going around the country and seeing which people laugh at what stuff," English said. "In Atlanta, it was like a rock concert. In Kansas City, people certainly enjoyed it but they weren't as raucous or as loud. They were a little more reserved. We still got a standing ovation, but I think some of the innuendoes were lost. In L.A. they got every film reference."