Young Frankenstein

Audition Notice

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Auditions: August 13 and 14, from 6pm - 9pm

Callbacks are August 15 at 7:00pm.  Script/Music distribution will be on August 19 with a brief production meeting, time TBD.  All at Allen's Community Theatre, 1210 E. Main St., Suite 300, Allen, TX 75002. 

Performance dates:  October 13 - 29

Bring a headshot, resume, and list of conflicts during the rehearsal time period.  Be prepared to sing one up beat and/or one ballad that shows vocal range and ability.  Provide your own accompaniment (Bluetooth or audio).  NO ACCOMPANIST WILL BE AVAILABLE. When selecting music, it would be best to take into consideration what shows off your voice and more importantly to select a song(s) similar in style and approach to what the character you are auditioning for will be singing.  You are also encouraged to prepare a comedic monologue.  Auditions may include readings from the script. Depending on turnout, those readings may be reserved for the Callbacks/Dance round of auditions.

Do you ever feel like putting on the Ritz and journeying to exotic places?  Well, you are in luck as we transport you to “sunny” Transylvania to share in the musical mayhem of Young Frankenstein.  Thrill to his scientific breakthrough as young Frederick Frankenstein discovers the sweet mystery of LIFE and some uproarious musical numbers, too.  What could go wrong when they create the most monstrous of musicals?  Nothing!  Nothing but a fabulous show, that is!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 30’s – 40’s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor, and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C.

The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – the bigger the better. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Vocal range: Ab one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.

Igor – Male, age 20’s – 60’s. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C.

Inga – Female, age 20’s – 30’s. Frederick’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, age 20’s – 40’s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.

Frau Blücher – Female, age 40’s – 60’s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.

Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40’s – 50’s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. Vocal range: A one octave below middle C to F above middle C.   Note:  May double as the Blind Hermit.

Ensemble –Any age/gender, with plenty of featured roles, juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. Strong movers a plus. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, including:

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.

Ziggy – Male, age teens-30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.

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