YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (THE MEL BROOKS MUSICAL)
DIRECTOR: LISA GARCIA FENSTERMAN
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES: October 11-20
AUDITION DATE AND TIME: Saturday, May 11th beginning at 10am
(general vocal and dance auditions)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for audition time slot
CALL BACKS: Sunday May 12th: 3:30pm
(show vocals and cold readings from script)
REHEARSALS: TBD after show is cast
PLEASE BE PREPARED TO LIST ALL CONFLICTS between July 7th and October 20th. CONFLICTS NOT LISTED ON CALENDAR WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:: At least 24 Measures of a musical comedy song that best shows off your range. All principals and dancing ensemble will be required to learn a short tap dance combination. (Please wear appropriate attire and shoes) Accompanist will be provided.
CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male. Brilliant brain surgeon, prof. & grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein, Tenor/Baritone, Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C
The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – The
misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.
Vocal range: Db one octave below middle C to Bb above middle C Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds.
Igor – Male, Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback.
Vocal range: Bb an octave below middle C to G above middle C
Inga – Female, age 20s. Frederick’s bubbly young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of
Transylvania. – Soprano
Vocal range: G below middle C to A above the treble staff (must Yodel)
Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20s/30s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick.
Soprano “belter” with low notes
Vocal range: F# below middle C to F, top line of the treble staff
Frau Blücher (whinney..!) – Female, age 30s/40s/50s or older. Intense, stern housekeeper of
Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein.
Vocal range: E below middle C to C an octave above middle C (Eb with company)
Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40s/50s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden
arm and leg. Justice-driven.
Vocal range: A an octave below middle C to F above middle C
Blind Hermit – Male, age 30s/40s/50s Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal
range: Ab one octave below middle C to D just above middle C
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather.
Vocal range: C# below middle C to F above middle C
Ziggy – Male, age 18 to 30s. Well-intentioned village idiot.
Vocal range:D an octave below middle C to Eb above middle C
Ensemble: plenty of featured roles, lot of juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet.
This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, Mr. Hilltop, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles. We are also looking for “strong” dancers. Tap dancing is a plus!!
SHOW SYNOPSIS: As a respected researcher and physician, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of the more famous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who did experiments on bringing back the dead, tries to disassociate himself from his more famous relative, even to the point of pronouncing their surname differently. (Dr Frankensteen) He inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein where he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher! Frederick is drawn back to the small Transylvannian town and castle where Victor conducted his experiments, leaving behind his somewhat standoffish and “untouchable” fiancée, Elizabeth, back in the US. He also slowly begins to get drawn into the research that his grandfather conducted. As Frederick tries to reanimate his dead subject with the help of his hunchbacked aide Igor and his beautiful assistant Inga, rumors abound in the town of what he is doing, .Inspector Kemp is tasked with stopping any work if it is indeed happening. All these issues collide as Frederick and team try to hide their work from the Inspector while hitting some technical roadblocks, including the arrival of Elizabeth.
ALFRESCO PRODUCTIONS IS A NOT FOR PROFIT COMMUNITY THEATER ORGANIZATION. PERFORMERS ARE NOT COMPENSATED.