Young Frankenstein – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 04.24.20)
Minimum – $392/wk
Book By: MEL BROOKS AND THOMAS MEEHAN
Music By: MEL BROOKS
Producing Artistic Director: Shane Peterman
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Kensek
Directed by: Cheryl Denson
Music directed by: Adam C. Wright
Choreographed by: Kellie Carroll
Rehearsals begin September 29, 2020.
Performances run October 22-November 8, 2020
WaterTower Theatre is dedicated to diversity and inclusion as a core value, and as such we strongly encourage actors of all ethnicities, abilities, genders, and ages to audition Callbacks to be held at a future date TBD. Especially interested in local talent.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
WaterTower Theatre invites actors to submit video auditions for its production of Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, which will take place in the 2020-2021 Season. Due to the current health crisis and recommendations of the CDC, WTT has cancelled in-person auditions for this production.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 30/40s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor, and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Baritone. Tap dancing a plus.
The Monster – Male, age indeterminate, imposing stature. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Baritone. Must be able to emit howling /monster / grunting sounds. Tap dancing a plus.
Igor – Male, age unimportant. Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Baritone. Cockney accent.
Inga – Female, age 20/30s. Frederick’s bubbly, naïve young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Soprano w/ belt & yodeling. Must tap dance. German accent.
Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 30s/40s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Mezzo w/ strong belt.
Frau Blücher – Female, age 40-60s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Alto. Romanian accent.
Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40-60s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. Baritone. German or Romanian accent. Also plays Blind Hermit.
Felix – Male, age 20s/30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Baritone. Also is a member of the ensemble for multiple numbers.
Ensemble – Diverse ensemble cast with strong tap & theater dance skills. To portray various feature roles including a barbershop quartet, gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, and mad scientists. Ability to speak with accents a plus.
Your video should consist of one 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show (musical comedy). When emailing,
please include a video link (DO NOT attach to email), headshot, and resume (with union status indicated) and use this subject line indicating any roles which you are interested in: “Submission for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – [role].” Submit your video to WTT Associate Producer Elizabeth Kensek.