Audition: Young Frankenstein

August 16th, 2023

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
From the creators of The Producers comes the celebrated West End Version of this monster musical comedy. Featuring slight revisions and enhancements made by the original Broadway creative team, Young Frankenstein (West End Version) is ready to shock your audience!
The 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.
Young Frankenstein (West End Version) has all of the panache of the screen sensation with an extra theatrical flair. A perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents, you’ll be “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and having a monstrously good time with Young Frankenstein (West End Version).
Audition Dates:
August 23 from 6:00PM-9:00PM
August 29 from 6:00PM-9:00PM
Callbacks on August 31 from 6:00PM-9:00PM
Audition Registration:
Time Commitment:
Rehearsals: Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday Evenings: September 18-November 29. Sunday-Thursday Evening: December 3-7.
Tech: December 10-14
Performances: December 15-17, 22-23, 28-30
Load-In: November 12
Strike: December 30 directly following closing.
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held in-person at the Players Club of Swarthmore (614 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081). Plenty of off-street parking and accessible by Septa Regional Rail and Bus. Rehearsals are three evenings a week, beginning approximately September 17th with a full week of technical/dress rehearsals. Some of our rehearsal and performance spaces are only accessible by stairs. Please let us know if you need accommodations.
The Players Club of Swarthmore and the Young Frankenstein production team are committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to audition. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
All roles are non-union and unpaid. The Players Club of Swarthmore is a community theater and actors are asked to participate in production activities. Transparency and open communication are values that are extremely important to us; if you have any questions, please email the director: Amanda Pasquini,
Please refrain from auditioning if you have any conflicts with tech week (December 10-14) or any of the listed performance dates.
Casting Breakdown:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
The Monster
The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Frederick’s young assistant. Attractive and a resident of Transylvania.
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Elizabeth Benning
Frederick’s boisterous fiancé.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Frau Blücher
Stern housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate and former lover of Victor Frankenstein.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: E3
The Hermit
A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Inspector Hans Kemp
The head of police in Transylvania. Driven by justice, with a wooden arm and leg.
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ensemble Dancers/Vocalists
Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers
Any age, gender
Audition Requirements:
Actors are asked to sing 32 bars of a piece that highlights their vocal range.  Songs from Young Frankenstein are permitted. If an actor chooses a different selection, it should be a song in the style of the show.
A piano accompanist will be provided. Please bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key.
There will be a dance call at the end of each hour by invitation only. Auditioners should wear or bring clothing that permits movement as well as appropriate footwear. Sneakers are acceptable.
Please provide a photo and a resume when registering for auditions. Contact Director Amanda Pasquini for any additional questions: Amanda Pasquini,

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