Audition Notice: Young Frankenstein

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; May 21-23, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008

Performance Dates: 

July 14 to August 13, 2017
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM


Audition Requirements: 

Please arrive early to fill out paperwork and have your photo taken. Prepare one (1) minute of a musical theatre song (do NOT sing a song from Young Frankenstein). Bring sheet music in the correct key -- an accompanist will be provided; you can also bring recorded accompaniment, provided it is cued correctly and without vocals. There will be a short choreography combination for all auditioners; please wear (or bring) clothes you can dance in, and jazz or character shoes. (A tap combination will only be taught at callbacks.) There will also be cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume listing theatrical experience – and a headshot, if you have one. This is a community theatre production; non-Equity, no pay.

Plot Summary: 

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.

For More Information: 

Contact Producer Jeremy Zeller at jeremy.zeller@gmail.com

Character Breakdown: 

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Male, 30 to 50): Brilliant brain surgeon and professor, dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. Intent to distance himself from his notorious grandfather, whose scientific legacy is less than legitimate. (Baritone)

Elizabeth (Female, 30 to 40): Frederick’s spoiled and self-centered fiancée. (Mezzo Soprano)

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Igor (Male, 30 to 50): A hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Faithful, bright-eyed, and eager. Great comedic role. (Baritone)

Inga (Female, 20 to 40): A bubbly but not-so-bright Transylvanian woman who becomes Dr. Frankenstein’s eager assistant. Oblivious to her own sexuality and appeal. (Mezzo Soprano)

Frau Blucher (Female, 40 to 60): The intense, stern housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate -- and former lover of Victor Frankenstein. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great, slyly comic role. (Alto)

Inspector Kemp (Male, 40 to 60): Head of the local police, with a highly developed sense of his own power and a keen desire to keep order in the town.  He has a wooden leg and arm. (Baritone)

Blind Man (Male, 30 to 60): Lonely, poor, blind town hermit who is longing for a friend. (Baritone)

Ziggy (Male, 18 to 30): Well-intentioned village idiot.

The Monster (Male, 18 to 50): The misunderstood monster created when Dr. Frankenstein performs his famous brain transplant. Physically imposing. (Baritone)

Ensemble (Males and Females, 18 to 65: Many featured roles, including a barbershop quartet. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists, and various supporting roles. We are also looking for strong dancers; tap dancing is a plus.

Exact vocal ranges, as well as audition sides, will be available soon.