From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!
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.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
If you are interested in auditioning, please read through the following roles.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 25s-40s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor, and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Baritone. Tap dancing a plus.
The Monster - Male, age indeterminate, imposing stature. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Baritone. Must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Tap dancing a plus.
Igor – Male, age unimportant. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Baritone. Cockney accent.
Inga – Female, age 20s-30s. Frederick’s bubbly, naive young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Soprano w/ belt & yodeling. Must tap dance. German accent.
Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 25s-40s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Mezzo w/ strong belt.
Frau Blücher – Female, age 40-60s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Alto. Romanian accent.
Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40-60s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. Baritone. German or Romanian accent. May also play Blind Hermit.
Blind Hermit - Male, age 40-60s. A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend. Baritone. May also play Inspector Hans Kemp.
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein - 50s -70s. The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick’s grandfather. Baritone.
Ziggy – Male, age 20s-30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Baritone. Also is a member of the ensemble for chorus numbers.
Ensemble – Diverse ensemble cast willing to learn tap & theater dance skills. To portray various feature roles including a barbershop quartet, gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, and mad scientists. Ability to speak with accents a plus.