Actor Auditions

Young Frankenstein

By Mel Brooks

Directed by Jocelyn Beard, Musical Direction by Mary Jane Phelan

SUNDAy, JANuary 14TH, 2–5PM & Monday, JANuary 15TH, 7–9:30PM

OPEN CALL – ALL ROLES AVAILABLE

Young Frankenstein will open May 4th. It will run 5 weekends including one Thursday, May 10th and two Sunday matinees on May 20th and 27th.

Rehearsals will begin mid-late March, 2018

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Characters

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male 30-49
Male mid 30's to 50 - A famous scientist dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. A warm lyric Baritone who sings to E-flat, and a comic actor who combines the manic energy of Danny Kaye with the charm and elegance of Fred Astaire. Sings with effortless charm ("Puttin' on the Ritz") and requires vocal power for a full-voice traditional Broadway ballad.

Igor – Male 30-60
A hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Great comic role. High light Baritone (to F#), should have the nimble charm to sing English music hall style songs.

Inga – Female 18-35
A young local Transylvanian woman who becomes Dr. Frankenstein's bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling is a plus.

Elizabeth Benning – Female 30-45
Self-loving, naive, boisterous fiancée of Frederick.

Frau Blucher – Female 40-65
The housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great slyly comic role. Requires skilled, dark, dramatic flair. Alto with a real sense of the Berlin Cabaret world of the 1920s and 30s. Solid belt up to B-flat and a workable mix that extends up to E-flat.

Inspector Kemp – Male 40-65
Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. A one octave below middle C to F above middle C.

Blind Hermit – Male 30-60
Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.

Ziggy – Male 18-30
Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.

Dr. Victor von Frankenstein – Male 45-65
The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick's grandfather.

The Monster – Make 40-60
The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.

Ensemble Male & Females All Ages- This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles. A TON OF STAGE TIME.

Additional Notes

Accompanist will be provided. Actors without sheet music will not be seen. Auditioners should be familiar with the tone of the show. Prepare a song you are very comfortable with, that shows off your voice. There is no need to learn a song from the show.

Dancers: Show up prepared to dance. Both men and women should bring character and tap shoes. You may be asked to read from the script, sides will be provided.

Note: Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. Seeking performers of all cultural backgrounds for all roles.

For more info, email us at info@theatreworks.us