Friday April 5 from 7PM - 9PM
Saturday April 6 from 2PM - 5PM
Callbacks: Sunday April 7 from 2PM - 5PM
The Brewster Theater Company is pleased to announce auditions for the musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.
A wickedly inspired re-imagining of Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy, in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, we meet the bright young Frederick Frankenstein (that’s pronounced “Fronk-en-steen!”), who has recently inherited his family’s Transylvanian estate. With the help of his hunchback sidekick Igor (pronounced “Eye-gor”) and his beautiful lab assistant Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself following in the footsteps of his famously diabolical, monster making ancestors. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes to terrorize the locals, and hilarity abounds.
Every bit as relevant, and irreverent, to fans of the film as it is to newcomers, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN has all of the bawdy panache and heart (and maybe a few other parts!) as the screen sensation with an added theatrical flair.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN utilizes an ensemble cast of characters ranging in age from 20-60+. All roles are open and available. Actors of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to audition. The ensemble will include character actors who are strong singers and dancers of varying ages - tap experience is a plus! Feel free to let loose and have some fun at these auditions!
Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 PM, Friday, August 2 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 PM,
Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 PM, Friday, August 9 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 PM
Director: Judy Brewster
Musical Director: Melissa Jones
Choreographer: Brandy Mae Hughes
Producer: Gina Stanton
Rehearsals begin in May. Our tentative rehearsal schedule will be Sunday 2-6, Monday 7-10, Wednesday 7-10, and Thursday 7-10, beginning Monday, May 20. Please provide a list of conflicts at auditions. (Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal. A comprehensive schedule will be provided at our first readthrough.) All cast members must must have full availability for Tech Week Rehearsals on the following dates: Friday 7/26, Saturday 7/27, Sunday 7/28, Monday 7/29, Tuesday 7/30, Wednesday 7/31, as well as all show dates: Thursday 8/1, Friday 8/2, Saturday 8/3, Sunday 8/4, Thursday 8/8, Friday 8/9, and Saturday 8/9. Strike will be on Sunday 8/10 and we request all cast members help out!
Please prepare: a Broadway style song (32 bars preferred) and provide your own sheet music (music from the show is acceptable). All auditioners will be taught two short dance combinations, so please come in clothing that you can move in and bring appropriate shoes. (Please bring tap shoes if you have them!) You may also be asked to read from the script - feel free to try out your best Transylvanian accent! If you have them, please also bring a headshot and resume.
Callbacks are on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2-5, by invitation only. You will be notified via the email you provided no later than 8PM on Saturday, April 6, if you are invited to callbacks. (Email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org.) You will only receive an email if you are asked to come to callbacks. If you do not receive a callback email, you may still be cast in our show.
Please email email@example.com for an audition appointment. (Walk-ins will also be accepted.)
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 20s-50s. (Pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) Brilliant brain surgeon, professor, and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Intent to distance himself from his notorious grandfather whose scientific legacy is less than legitimate. A comic actor who combines manic energy with charm and elegance. Sings with effortless charm ("Puttin' On the Ritz") and requires vocal power for a full-voice traditional Broadway ballad. Vocal range: Bb2 - G4 (Tap dancing a plus!)
The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein - begins the show as your stereotypical monster, but ends the show as a sophisticated and elegant gentleman. (Big presence!) Vocal range: Bb4 - Db2. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. (Tap dancing a plus!)
Igor – Male, age 20s-50s. (Pronounced “Eye-gor”) A hunchback servant at the Frankenstein estate in Transylvania. Great comic role. High light Baritone (to F#), should have the nimble charm to sing English music hall style songs and the show-biz savvy of Jimmy Durante.Vocal range: Bb2 - G4. (Tap dancing a plus!)
Inga – Female, age 20s-30s. 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 with a high belt. Yodeling required! Vocal range: G3 - A5 (Tap dancing a plus!)
Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20s-40s. Frederick’s spoiled and self-centered, “madcap” fiancée. Great comic role. A lyric soprano with wide range who can deliver a showy, suggestive song with complete ease. Vocal range: F#3 - F5
Frau Blücher – Female, age 30s - 60s. the housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate. She keeps the secrets of the past. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. A great slyly comic role. Requires a skilled, dark, dramatic expressiveness. Transylvanian accent. Vocal range: E3-C5
Inspector Kemp – Male, age 30-50s. Head of the local police with highly developed sense of his own power and a keen desire to keep order in the town. Has a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. Transylvanian accent. Vocal range: A2-F4
Blind Hermit – Male or Female, age 30-60s. Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. A recluse who enjoys a meal with Frankenstein’s monster. Vocal range: AB2-F4 (may double in the ensemble)
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s-60s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Strong singer. Vocal range: C#2 - F4 (may double in the ensemble)
Ziggy – Male or Female, age 20s-30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: D3-Eb4
Ensemble Cast, Male or Female, All Ages - Transylvanian villagers & Ship passengers - made up of strong dancers and singers, featured lines and solos. Also, specifically looking for a real old-fashioned Barbershop Quartet (male or female)
Ensemble Cast, Male or Female, All Ages - Scientists, Elizabeth’s entourage, & Ancestors - made up of strong actors and singing (some dancing will be required), featured lines and solos
SING ME A STORY
Saturday, April 13th 2 -6 pm
Directed by Nate Brewster
We are looking for both singers AND readers for an evening that celebrates the art of storytelling. Bring either a song that tells a story, or a story to read, or feel free to bring both if you'd like! Please bring sheet music in your key, and readings should not be longer than one minute.
Please direct any questions to Nate Brewster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Performances: Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st at 7:30pm
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