Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by James Bryan
Music Direction by Laura Oliver and TBA
Choreography by Karen Buchheim
Auditions: May 18, 19, 20, 2015 @7pm
Callbacks: May 23, 2015 10am-2pm
Rehearsals begin: May 25, 2015
Show dates: July 17 - August 8, 2015
A rehearsal schedule will be decided based upon conflicts. Please inform the director of any conflicts from May 25 - August 8, 2015 at auditions.
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN AND ALL ETHNICITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! (Must be 16 or older to audition)
What to bring:
- Prepare a song 1-2 minutes in length that best showcases your vocal range (Think upbeat comedy number). Bring sheet music with you, as an accompanist will be provided.
- Prepare your best joke. Mild or wild. Corny or crude. We are looking to see how well you deliver a punch line.
- Head shots and resumes are not required but always welcome.
- There will be NO dancing at the initial auditions, just callbacks. (Knowledge of tap dancing a plus, but not required)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the show:
IT'S ALIVE! From Mel Brooks and the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation THE PRODUCERS comes this monster new musical comedy.
Young Frankenstein features a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. But this musical comedy hit, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award, is not without scary and hilarious complications. Accompanied by a live musical combo, the show includes such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and the famous "Puttin' On The Ritz."
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment ... and the only place you'll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made.
DR. FREDERICK FRANKENSTEIN - The eccentric grandson of an infamous mad scientist. He is the Dean of Anatomy at New York's best university. Comedic, smart, physically expressive actor. Good dance skills including Tap Dance. Male, 30-45 yrs old
THE MONSTER - The large, misunderstood creation of Frederick. A hopeless romantic. Great character expression of body and face. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus. Male age 20-50 (Bigger man needed)
IGOR - Frederick's faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant with a hunchback. Great comic role. Excellent physical comedy and expression. A secret song and dance man with a wickedly naughty nature. Great dancer. Male, 30-45 yrs old
INGA - The assistant to Frederick. A youthful knockout unaware of her appeal. A showgirl-esque comedic actress, strong singer and dancer. Yodeling a plus. Female, 20-30 yrs old
ELIZABETH BENNING - Self-loving, naive, boisterous fiancée of Frederick. Female, 30-40 yrs old
FRAU BLUCHER - The proud housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate. Intense and stern. Great comedic actress, good storyteller, with strong improvisation skills Female, 50-65 yrs old
INSPECTOR HANS KEMP - The justice-driven, protective, steadfast town inspector that desires order with a German accent so comically thick even his own countrymen cannot understand him. Good physical actor with comedic timing. Male, 40-50 yrs old
THE HERMIT - The lonely, poor, blind town hermit. Male, 35-55 yrs old
DR. VICTOR VON FRANKENSTEIN - Frederick's infamous grandfather and creator of the original monster. A proud and stubborn man. Male, 55-65 yrs old
ZIGGY - The well-intentioned village idiot. Male, 20-35 yrs old
ENSEMBLE: Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students and more. High energy, character voices and faces, great physical capabilities. Dancing includes typical musical theatre choreography and movement as well as tap dancing.