Friday, December 26, 2014

audition notice YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Fountain Hills Theater, Jan. 3 & 4

From our friends at Fountain Hills Theater and Durant Communications -

Production Details
Director: Peter J. Hill
Music Director: Flora Mogerman
Choreographer: Noel Irick
Compensation: No Pay
Rehearsals Begin: Jan. 5
Performance Dates: Feb. 13- March 1


It’s Alive! Based on the 1974 Mel Brooks’ hit comedy of the same name, Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. Young Dr. Frederick Frankenstein attempts to complete his Grandfather’s work and bring a corpse to life. Together with his hunchbacked helper, his curvaceous lab assistant and his self- involved, madcap fiancée, Frankenstein succeeds, but not without scary and often hilarious complications. This wickedly inspired, sometimes bawdy musical as such

Character Breakdown

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 20s/30s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C.
The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – the bigger the better. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Vocal range: Ab one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.
Igor – Male, age 20s/30s. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C.
Inga – Female, age 20s. Frederick’s bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling is a plus.
Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20s/30s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.
Frau Blücher (whinney..!) – Female. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.
Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40s/50s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. A one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Will possibly double as the Blind Hermit – Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.
Ensemble cast, 6 male and 6 female, with plenty of featured roles, lot of juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. We are looking for people with strong dance/movement training. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, including:
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.
Ziggy – Male, age 30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.

Additional Info

Fountain Hills is proud of the high quality theater produced in their tiny space. We are always open to ‘new blood’ and invite everyone to auditions for this hilarious musical.

What To Prepare

Auditioners are asked to prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song that best shows off their voice. An accompanist is provided. Please provide sheet music in the correct key. No pre-recorded music, please. Dress to move for the dance audition. Please bring resume and headshot if possible. Callbacks will follow the Sunday auditions and will consist of singing from the show and additional dancing.
Please dress to move.
Appointment Contact
Audition Dates and Times:
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm or Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 beginning at 6:00pm.
Callback Dates and Times:
Callback is required will follow the Sunday, Jan 4th auditions at approximately 8:00pm
Primary Contact:
Allison Hacker

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