Auditions

 

Sunday July 28, 2 - 4 pm

Auditions for Mel Brooks’ comedic musical Young Frankenstein will take place at

Ennis Public Theatre

113 N. Dallas Street

Ennis, TX 75119

972-878-7529

Prepare one song to show your vocal range. You may sing a cappella or bring accompaniment tracks on CD or as a digital track. A CD player and bluetooth speaker will be provided if auditioners wish to play from their phone. Authorized tracks provided by the publisher will be utilized for the show. (Due to space restrictions, an orchestra is not possible.) Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals begin in August, and the show runs October 4 - 20, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with one Sunday performance (October 20) at 2:30 pm and one Thursday performance (October 10) at 7:30 pm. The show is rated PG-13.

Roles are available for 8 adult leads and ensemble. All ethnicities are welcome.

Character Breakdown

*Please note that these descriptions are general guidelines but the director is flexible with regard to age variations.

Frederick Frankenstein (Lead): Male, 30-50. A famous scientist dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. A warm lyric Baritone and a comic actor.

Elizabeth (Lead): Female, 30- 40. Frederick’s spoiled and self-centered fiancée. Great comic role. A lyric Soprano with wide range (to High C) who can deliver a showy coloratura fireworks with complete ease.

Igor (Lead): Male, 30-50. A hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Great comic role. High light Baritone (to F#).

Inga (Lead): Female, 20-40. A young local Transylvanian woman who becomes Dr. Frankenstein’s eager assistant. Oblivious to her own sexuality and appeal. A bright, clear youthful Broadway mezzo.

Frau Blucher (Lead): Female, 40-70. The housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great slyly comic role with a real sense of the Berlin Cabaret. Solid belt up to B-flat.

Inspector Kemp/Blind Man (Supporting): Male, 40-60. One actor to play both roles. Head of the local police with highly developed sense of his own power and a keen desire to keep order in the town. The Blind Man is a recluse who enjoys a meal with Frankenstein’s monster. This double role requires a great comic, transformational actor.

The Monster (Lead): Male, 18-50

Chorus: (Supporting) 18 - 50 Male/Female. Gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and relatives of varying ages…many wonderful parts for the chorus to dance and sing and help move the show along.


Upcoming auditions:

Young Frankenstein: July 28, 2 - 4 pm

A Visit From St. Nicholas: 10/7

All shows are open auditions at the theatre from 6-8 pm on the given date unless specified otherwise.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Musical auditions will feature cold readings from the script, and please be prepared to sing one song with a CD or phone. Accompaniment will not be provided.