Auditions: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN~(Scroll down for sides)

We are proud to announce auditions for the musical “Young Frankenstein,” written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.

Directed by Nancy Swann

Music Direction by Todd Hulet

Set Design by Chris Nowak

Choreography by Christine Bokhour

A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. This musical comedy hit is not without scary and hilarious complications. The show includes such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and the famous “Puttin’ On The Ritz.”

“Young Frankenstein” utilizes an ensemble cast of characters ranging in age from early-20s through 60s+. All Roles are open and available and all actors are encouraged to audition.

AUDITIONS: Monday, Aug. 12 and Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.

The show RUNS - November 1- November 17 (Fri-Sun)

Sign up for audition slots by emailing nancyswann@aol.com or call 914-522-5837. On all messages, please include: full name, cell #, email, and role you are interested in,

WHERE: The Philipstown Depot Theatre, 10 Garrison Landing, Garrison, NY 10524

WHAT TO PREPARE: Read from the script.  Sides and further information are available here:  Also bring a song, preferably from the show and your own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

MORE INFORMATION: All roles are open and we are looking for a large ensemble and dancing is a plus. If you cannot make these dates but are interested in auditioning please email nancyswann@aol.com about your interest. Rehearsals will begin at the end of August. Please be prepared to write down your conflicts for the rehearsal time. There will be 4 shows each weekend. Friday evening, two shows on Saturdays and a Sunday matinee.

Character Descriptions for Young Frankenstein (The Musical) The ages listed below are a general idea. If you fall on either side of these age ranges but feel you are right for the role come on in and audition.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 35-50s. 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. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.

The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – the bigger the better. 6'0" MINIMUM - 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 20s-50s. 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 20s-40s. 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. Yodeling is a plus.

Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 30s-50s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.

Frau Blücher – Female, age late 30s- 60s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.

Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 30-60s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. A one octave below middle C to F above middle C. 

Blnd Hermit – Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s-60s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.

Ziggy –   Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C. 

Ensemble Cast,  - Tap Dancing is a PLUS++++. 

Ensemble Character Cast teenss-60s Men and Women - This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles. A TON OF STAGE TIME

Frederick+Mono Inga/Frederick Igor/Frederick Elizabeth/Frederick FrauB/Frederick

Hermit/Monster Monst/Kemp/Fred/Inga/Elizabeth Ziggy