Audition Details: Young Frankenstein

Audition Notice: Young Frankenstein

Audition information for Young Frankenstein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Community Theatre League is holding open auditions for

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein


Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Audition Information: 

Audition Dates: August 22 and 23 at 7:00PM 
Production Dates: October 22-24, 28-31

Director: Marie Fox
Music Director: Marisa Sorrentino Hickey 
Choreographer: Jaclyn Gailit Trepanowski
Stage Manager: Heather Myers 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!
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.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

What to prepare for auditions: 
32 measures or a one-minute cut from any musical theatre song, please bring sheet music for the accompanist appropriately marked or a track to sing along to. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach by emailing [email protected] 
Cold readings will be handed out in the audition room! (this just means those auditioning will be given pages from the script to perform in the room, we realize that you won't be able to prepare we just want to see you being comfortable and making big choices) 
A dance audition MAY be part of the auditioning process so you should come in clothes that you are comfortable moving in!

All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

Character Descriptions: 
(Please don't be discouraged by the ages listed, the production staff is open to looking at everyone that auditions for as many possible roles as they can!) All Auditionees must be age 16+!
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Male, 30 to 50): Brilliant brain surgeon and professor, dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. Intent to distance himself from his notorious grandfather, whose scientific legacy is less than legitimate. (Baritone)
Elizabeth (Female, 30 to 40): Frederick’s spoiled and self-centered fiancée. (Mezzo Soprano)
Igor (Male, 30 to 50): A hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Faithful, bright-eyed, and eager. Great comedic role. (Baritone)
Inga (Female, 20 to 40): A bubbly but not-so-bright Transylvanian woman who becomes Dr. Frankenstein’s eager assistant. Oblivious to her own sexuality and appeal. (Mezzo Soprano)
Frau Blucher (Female, 40 to 60): The intense, stern housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate -- and former lover of Victor Frankenstein. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great, slyly comic role. (Alto)
Inspector Kemp (Male, any age): Head of the local police, with a highly developed sense of his own power and a keen desire to keep order in the town.  He has a wooden leg and arm. (Baritone)
Blind Man (Male, any age): Lonely, poor, blind town hermit who is longing for a friend. (Baritone)
Ziggy (Male, any age): Well-intentioned village idiot.
The Monster (Male, any age): The misunderstood monster created when Dr. Frankenstein performs his famous brain transplant. Physically imposing. (Baritone)
Ensemble (Males and Females, 16 and up): Many featured roles, including a barbershop quartet. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists, and various supporting roles. We are also looking for strong dancers; tap dancing is a plus.