Auditions (Edmonton): Young Frankenstein – Elope Musical Theatre

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Auditions (Edmonton): Young Frankenstein – Elope Musical Theatre

 

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.

Auditions:

Location: The Playhouse, 10033 80 Avenue, Edmonton
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6-10pm
Friday, November 17, 2017, 6-10pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 5:40-7:20pm

Call backs:

Location: The Playhouse, 10033 80 Avenue, Edmonton
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7:30pm – 10pm

Rehearsals:

Location: The Playhouse, 10033 80 Avenue, Edmonton
Starting Sunday, February 18, 2018
Sundays 1-5pm
Mondays 7-10pm
Wednesdays 7-10pm
Additional 1 evening and sitz probe rehearsal is added during the two weeks prior to tech week.

Tech week April 29-May 2, 2018, evenings 6-11pm

Performances between May 3-12, 2018

Please book one (1) spot only.

Dance auditions will be done at the call backs, however not everyone will be required to attend the call backs. Please wear dance shoes and comfortable clothing. Please bring tap shoes as well. Please make yourself available for the call backs, however the production team will inform you after your audition if you will be required to attend.

What to prepare:

  • 2 contrasting musical theatre songs from the same genre/musical theatre style as the show.
  • No accapela auditions, please. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music or mp3 player/phone. Speakers will be available to plug into your device.
  • Please have your songs memorized
  • No monologue is required for this audition.

ROLES:

Frederick Frankenstein – Male, 30-49

A famous scientist dedicated to his work and innocent of the world at large. Intent to distance himself from his notorious grandfather whose scientific legacy is less than legitimate. A warm lyric Baritone who sings to E-flat, and a comic actor who combines the manic energy of Danny Kaye with the charm and elegance of Fred Astaire. Sings with effortless charm (“Puttin’ On the Ritz”) and requires vocal power for a full-voice traditional Broadway ballad.

The Monster – 18-50

The monster created when Dr. Frankenstein performs his famous brain transplant. Bass-Baritone with good legit sound up to E-flat. Physically imposing.

Igor – Male, 20-60

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.

Inga – Female, 20-29

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 sustained belt to D-flat and a sweet mixed voice that extends up to high E. Must be able to yodle.

Elizabeth Benning, Female, 30-39

Frederick’s spoiled and self-centered fiancée. Great comic role. A lyric Soprano with wide range (to High C) who can deliver a showy coloratura fireworks with complete ease. Music has a comic-operetta-ish sensibility that reflects the songs of Romberg, Herbert, Friml, and early Kern.

Frau Blücher – Female, 40-69

The housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate. She keeps the secrets of the past. A great slyly comic role. Requires skilled, dark, dramatic Lotte Lenya Alto with a real sense of the Berlin Cabaret world of the 1920s and 30s. Solid belt up to B-flat and a workable mix that extends up to E-flat.

Inspector Hans Kemp/Harold The Hermit/Victor Frankenstein – Male, 18-60

This triple role requires a great comic, transformational actor. Big legit Bass-Baritone voice that can really open up and soar to high F. We are open to the possibility of these roles to be played by one actor, but also open to the possibility to cast three actors in these three roles (or any other combination where we have 1 actor playing 2 roles, etc.)

Inspector Hans Kemp – Head of the local police with highly developed sense of his own power and a keen desire to keep order in the town.

The Blind Man – a recluse who enjoys a meal with Frankenstein’s monster. Should demonstrate very dramatic singing chops in terms of volume and the break-your-heart quality of a singer.

Ensemble – Males & Females, 18-64

Transylvania Quartet, Villagers, Students, Voyagers, Ancestors, Entourage
Singers with big, healthy voices, impeccable diction and wide ranges. Sopranos should not hesitate in showing off their sustained high notes and Basses should give us their best low. Also, specifically looking for a real old-fashioned Barbershop Quartet Top Tenor.

Dance Ensemble – Males & Females, 18-50
Excellent tap and jazz dancers to comprise the ensemble.

Location: The Playhouse – 10033 80 Ave

Sign up for auditions by clicking here!

http://www.elopemusicaltheatre.ca/

 

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