Upcoming Auditions: Young Frankenstein, the Mel Brooks Musical

 

Stage & Musical Director: John Norine, Jr. 
Assistant Director: Anthony J. Ortega
Choreographers: Emily Leekha and Katie Buck
Stage Manager: Jason A. Joos


Audition Dates: Monday/Tuesday, February 3 & 4, 2020 by appointment.
Audition Location: Runway Theatre - 215 N. Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051
 

All roles open to all cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and ages 18 and above. All roles are available.

 

The production runs April 3 - 26, 2010. Be prepared to list all conflicts between the dates of  February 17th and April 26th.

 

All auditioners should prepare a 16-32 bar cut of music in the style of the show. Selections from the show are allowed but not preferred. Please bring sheet music in the correct key marked with your cut, and a pianist will be provided. No a capella or audio tracks, please.

 

Characters: 


Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 30s. 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. Tap dancing a plus.

 

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 20s/30s. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C. Must be able to speak with a Cockney accent.

 

Inga – Female, age 20s. Frederick’s bubbly, naive young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling and tap dancing a plus. Must be able to speak with a German accent.

 

Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 30s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff. Must be able to belt.

 

Frau Blücher (neighhhh!!) – Female, age 30s/40s. 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. Must be able to speak with German or Romanian accent.

 

Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40s/50s. 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. Must be able to speak with a German or Romanian accent. Track doubles with Blind Hermit.

 

Ensemble/Swing cast, up to 5 male and 5 female, with plenty of featured roles, lot of lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. We are looking for people with strong dance/movement training. Ability to speak with accents a plus. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, which may include:

 

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 20s/30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.