Family musical 'Porkenstein'

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. will open its new family musical, “Porkenstein,” on Oct. 19 for a limited engagement at the Milford Center for the Arts on Railroad Avenue.

“Porkenstein” is based on the popular book by Kathryn Lasky and features book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Justin Rugg.

The story follows Doctor Pig as he works in his laboratory in hopes of creating a new, 'wolf-proof' friend in time for Halloween. Along with his assistant, he makes a series of scientific blunders and eventually invents an enormous super-pig.

Filled with laughter and original songs, the new musical proves that friendships comes in all shapes, sizes and appetites.

“It's a fun-filled, musical mash-up of The Three Little Pigs and the legend of Frankenstein,” said Bernardi. “Audiences of all ages are going to love it.”

“Porkenstein” opens Pantochino's 2013/14 season, which features three original musicals for family audiences.

“We're very excited to be in Milford for our entire third season,” said Pantochino's Jimmy Johansmeyer, who not only will design costumes for the show but also plays the comical villain B. B. Wolf.

Performances of “Porkenstein” will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 26, at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

The Milford Center for the Arts is located at 40 Railroad Avenue in Milford on the northbound side of the Milford train station. Tickets are $17 and available online at