Open Call Auditions for Stage Production of

Young Frankenstein

Paid/  Non-Union

 

Theater Company: The North Street Playhouse

                                 34 Market Street                                 

                                 Onancock, VA 23417

 

Production Description: 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.

 

Rehearsals and Production Dates & Location

Rehearsals: July 2 - July 19

Production Dates: July 20-23 & July 27-30

Location: The North Street Playhouse

                34 Market Street

                Onancock, VA 23417

 

Auditions: Attend our auditions at The North Street Playhouse: Saturday, Feb. 25th, 2017 beginning at 11:30am. Please Email: northstreetplayhouse@gmail.com to reserve your audition slot. Along with your headshot and résumé, please prepare 1 comedic monologue and 1 comedic song. Song selection can be from Young Frankenstein but not necessary. Karaoke tracks are acceptable. Please, no A capella. Looking for submissions that show off character, range, and comedic timing.  We are also accepting video submissions. All video audition information below (see page 2). *Submissions due by March 4th, 2017!*

 

Seeking Talent: Actor/Singer who can move/dance and Dancers who can sing.

 

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein:

Male, age 20s/30s.

Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.

Tenor or 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 bigger the better. 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. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus but not necessary.

 

Igor:

Male, age 20s/30s.

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)

 

4 Dancers who can sing: 

2 Females

2 Males 

Seeking strong dancer/singers to portray students, villagers, mad scientists, a monster chorus, and Victor Von Frankenstein 

 

Audition Video Submissions:

 

Seeking video auditions nation wide. Looking for Actor/Singers who can move/dance. Along with your headshot and résumé, please film 1 comedic monologue and 1 comedic song. Song selection can be from Young Frankenstein but not necessary. Karaoke tracks are acceptable. Please, no A capella. Looking for submissions that show off character, range, and comedic timing. Please also, send in video clips or YouTube links showing your dance technique and movement quality. If auditioning for a dancer track, along with your headshot and résumé, please submit a dance reel or a video of a short jazz combo (under a minute). Please email your video links and passwords (if applicable) to: northstreetplayhouse@gmail.com.    *Submissions due by March 4, 2017!*