Auditions

COVID AUDITION PROTOCOL: At this time, all actors must be Fully Vaccinated for Covid OR prepared to provide recent (72 hours) negative Covid tests on a regular basis. When you arrive for the audition, please be masked and prepared to show proof of vaccination OR a recent (72 hours) negative Covid test. The stage manager will provide the audition form (or you may download it from this page, print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.)

SCHEDULE: Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, due to Covid restrictions, fully vaccinated actors planning to audition are asked to carefully consider travel out of state during rehearsals or performances.  County Players will follow current CDC guidelines for domestic and international travel restrictions for Fully Vaccinated individuals. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.  Note: There are separate sections for both domestic and international travel which are updated as Covid-19 levels fluctuate.

Once inside the theatre, you may be unmasked (if fully vaccinated) and/or to read for the audition.

 

The Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed by Kevin Barnes

Auditions: Sunday February 6 (7pm) & Monday February 7 (7pm)

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

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.

Character Breakdown
7M, 3F, Ensemble

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

The Monster
The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Db2

Igor
Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Inga
Frederick’s young assistant. Attractive and a resident of Transylvania.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Elizabeth Benning
Frederick’s boisterous fiancé.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
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: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Inspector Hans Kemp
The head of police in Transylvania. Driven by justice, with a wooden arm and leg.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

The Hermit
A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein
The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick’s grandfather.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C#2

Ziggy
The village idiot.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Ensemble
Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists
Gender: Any

Prepare a song that shows your ability and that you feel comfortable singing.  Bring sheet music for our accompanist if it’s not from Young Frankenstein. The movement audition will be learning approximately 6 bars (8 counts) of steps and running them in a group. Readings will be from the script for the principal parts.