YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN





Directed by: Heidi Anderson



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.





AUDITIONS


Saturday, June 2 10am-12pm (Music/Acting)

June 2 12-1:30pm (Dance)

Monday, June 4 6-10pm (Call Backs- Invitation ONLY)


The Electric Theater 68 E. Tabernacle, St George


What to Bring:

Headshot (if available)

Resume

30 Second Comedic Monologue

16-32 Bars of a Song In the Style of or From the Show

(bring own track/device cued, or piano music. A pianist will be provided)


Production

Sept 13-29, 2018


Rehearsals

July 30-Sept 12, 2018

Monday-Thursday 6-10pm

Saturdays, 8/18, 8/25 10am-3pm

Extended Rehearsals Tech Week


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Young Frankenstein
Character Descriptions

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Male, age 25-45 Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson
of mad scientist, Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. A comic actor who combines the manic energy of Danny Kaye with the charm and elegance of Fred Astaire.
Tenor or Baritone

The Monster
Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man
–the bigger the better. The
misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.
Vocal range: Bass-Baritone with good legit sound up to E-flat.

Knowledge of tap dancing a plus but not necessary.




Igor
Male, age 20-45. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback. Great comic role. High light Baritone (to F#), should have the nimble charm to sing English music hall style songs and the show-biz savvy of Jimmy Durante.

Inga
Female, age 20-35. Frederick’s bubbly young assistant. Sexy, attractive. Oblivious to her own sexuality and appeal. A resident of Transylvania.
Soprano (yodel a plus)

Elizabeth Benning
Female, age 20s/30s. Frederick’s spoiled and self-centered fiancée. Great comic role. A lyric Soprano with wide range (to High C) who can deliver a showy coloratura fireworks with complete ease. Music has a comic-operetta-ish sensibility that reflects the songs of Romberg, Herbert, Friml, and early Kern.


Frau Blücher (whinney..!)


Female, age 30s/40s/50s or older. Intense, stern housekeeper of
Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. A great slyly comic role. Requires skilled, dark, dramatic Lotte Lenya Alto with a real sense of the Berlin Cabaret world of the 1920s and 30s.

Inspector Hans Kemp
Male, age 40s/50s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden
arm and leg. Justice driven.


Blind Hermit


Male, age 30s /40s/50s Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend.

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein
Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather.


Ziggy


Male, age 18 to 30s. Well intentioned village idiot.




Ensemble
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Some of the Ensemble could be doubled as Inspector Kent, Blind Hermit, Dr Victor Frankenstein or Ziggy or those parts doubled with non-chorus. Looking for approximately 4 women and 4 men for ensemble that will have plenty of featured roles, lot of juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. Portraying gravediggers, villagers, Mr. Hilltop, medical students, passengers, mad scientists.
TAP DANCING IS A PLUS !