Theater Auditions in Indiana for “Young Frankenstein” – Ages 16+

By | June 19, 2024

Open Auditions for Young Frankenstein

The Memorial Opera house has announced open auditions for their production of “Young Frankenstein.” The theater is looking forward to the fall season with this classic musical inspired by the iconic Mel Brooks comedy that will be rehearsed this summer for performance that will run September  26th through October 16th at the Memorial Opera House in Indiana.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes Young Frankenstein, a monstrously entertaining musical comedy. Mel Brooks adapts his classic film into a brilliant stage creation, bringing the tale of Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”), who inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With his hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (“Eye-gore”), and leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick follows in his infamous grandfather’s footsteps, creating a creature to rival his ancestor’s. With hilarity ensuing, the monster escapes, leading to continuous laughter and memorable tunes such as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend,” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

 

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, July 15th, 7 pm
  • Tuesday, July 16th, 7 pm
  • Location: Casa Del Roma Banquet Center, 711 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Callbacks (if needed): Wednesday, July 17th, 7 pm at the same location.

Audition Instructions:

  • Complete the audition form: https://forms.gle/S3DsbuaNtWu2yYQg7
  • Arrive prepared to sing a song of your choice (16 measures or less).
  • Provide sheet music for the accompanist; a cappella auditions will not be accepted.
  • Video submissions are accepted and must be emailed by 5 pm on Tuesday, July 16th.

Performance and Rehearsal Details:

  • Performances: September 26th through October 13th (12 performances, Thursday – Sunday) at Memorial Opera House.
  • Rehearsals: Begin the week of Monday, July 22, from 7 pm to 10 pm, Monday through Thursday, also at Casa Del Roma Banquet Center.

All roles are open to individuals of all identities and ethnicities aged 16 or older.

Dancing abilities are welcome but not required.

ROLES:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein

Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

The Monster

The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Db2

Igor

Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Inga

Frederick’s young assistant. Attractive and a resident of Transylvania.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Elizabeth Benning

Frederick’s boisterous fiancé.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Frau Blücher

Stern housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate and former lover of Victor Frankenstein.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Inspector Hans Kemp

The head of police in Transylvania. Driven by justice, with a wooden arm and leg.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

The Hermit

A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein

The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick’s grandfather.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C#2

Ziggy

The village idiot.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Ensemble

Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists

Production Team:

  • Director: Meg James
  • Assistant Director: Shannon Kolosci
  • Vocal and Music Director: Laura Carns
  • Choreographer: Molly Oros

Audition form here: https://forms.gle/S3DsbuaNtWu2yYQg7

Contact Information: For questions or to submit a video audition, please email MOH Production Manager, Vicki Zimmerman at vzimmerman@memorialoperahouse.com.

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