Audition Notice – Young Frankenstein

Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will be holding auditions for Young Frankenstein on May 6th and 7th at 7pm. Performances will run July 13th through August 5th.

Please come prepared with 32 Bars (a verse and chorus) of an uptempo song in the style of the show with your own backing track – we will be able to play a cd or from your phone. A capella will be accepted, but not preferred. There will be no accompanist.
Come dressed and prepared to learn a short dance routine. No sandals please for the dance audition section. There will also be cold readings from the script.

Production Team:

Director – Amber Fabian
Assistant Directors – Chris Lowe and Brandon Allen
Music Director – Whitney Wyatt
Choreographer – Stephanie Hendrickson

Synopsis:

“It’s alive!” Hollywood’s king of farce and parody, Mel Brooks, reunited with the creative team behind The Producers for this theatrical re-imagining of Young Frankenstein, the 1974 comedy that took on the classical horror film genre. The musical follows a young neurosurgeon who inherits his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania. Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors as he tries to complete his grandfather’s experiments to reanimate the dead. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. He is aided by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor (“Eye-gore”), his curvaceous lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher, who together sing a number of catchy tunes like “Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. Adult themes and humor, remember it’s Mel Brooks! Very ensemble heavy show, we are looking for a big cast of all ages (16+) ready to sing and dance!

Character Breakdown:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 30’s – 40’s. 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.
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 20’s – 60’s. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback.
Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C.
Inga – Female, age 20’s – 30’s. Frederick’s bubbly, not-so-bright, young assistant. Sexy, attractive.A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Belting and Yodeling required.
Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20’s – 40’s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick.
Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff. Belting.
Frau Blücher – Female, age 40’s – 60’s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: G below middle C to B, third line treble staff.
Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 30’s – 60’s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg.Justice-driven. Vocal range: A one octave below middle C to F above middle C.
Ensemble –Any age/gender, with plenty of featured roles, juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. Strong movers a plus. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, including:
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40’s-60’s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.
Ziggy – Male, age 20’s-40’s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.
Blind Hermit – Male, age 40’s-60’s. Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend.Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s