Brainerd Community Theatre will hold auditions for the spring musical ‘Young Frankenstein’ on Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. Auditioners are asked to check in at the lobby of the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
‘Young Frankenstein’ is the stage adaptation of the Mel Brooks film of the same name. It is a parody of the classic horror films about the scientist and his creation. Brooks wrote the stage script and music.
The musical calls for the following characters, with their suggested ages and their top and bottom vocal ranges listed:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a scientist, 20’s to 30’s, G4, Bb2
The Monster, a monster, 20’s to 40’s, Bb4 to Db2
Igor, the hunchback assistant, 20’s to 50’s, G4 to Bb2
Inga, an attractive resident of Transylvania, 20’s to 30’s, A5 to G3 (must also be able to yodel)
Elizabeth Benning, Frederick’s sophisticated fiancé, 20’s to 30’s, F5 to F#3
Frau Blucher, mysterious woman, 40’s to 60’s, C5 to E3
The Hermit, lonely blind man, 30’s to 60’s, F4 to Ab2
Victor Frankenstein, Frederick’s grandfather, 40’s to 60’s, F4 to G#2
Ziggy, the village idiot, 20’s to 60’s, Eb4 to D3
Inspector Kemp, local police, 40’s to 50’s, F4 to A2
There are also ensemble roles for several men and women of various ages and singing ranges.
Auditioners are asked to prepare at least 16 measures of an up-tempo song that best demonstrates vocal range. Please bring sheet music to the audition. Also, please dress in clothes that allow for free movement, as there will be a dance component to the audition.
Those interested in auditioning are invited to attend an information session on the musical on Monday January 8. The session will begin at 6 p.m. in the Chalberg Theatre. Readings from the script, selections from the score, and parts of the film will be part of the session.
Auditioners are asked to sign up in advance for an audition time slot. To do so, or to seek further information, please contact the director, Patrick Spradlin, at (218) 855-8255 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Young Frankenstein’ will perform April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2018.