Young Frankenstein
by Fredericksburg Theater Company

Nov. 04 - Nov. 05

 
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 an attractive lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist’s 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. Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added.
 
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Director: Michael Scudday
Musical Director: Dawn Hahn
Choreographer: Heidi Melton

 


Audition Notice

Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Monday, Nov. 4th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 
 
Auditions for FTC’s Winter Musical Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 4 & 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. For auditions you will need to prepare a song about two minutes long. You may choose a song from the show, or another song that shows your vocal range and abilities. A CD player and MP3 hookup will be available. A keyboard will be available if you’d like to bring your own accompanist. No a capella auditions please. There will be dance/movement auditions, so please dress accordingly. Tap dancing experience is a plus. We will also read scenes from the script. Young Frankenstein is rated PG-13 and contains adult humor. You must be 18 or older to audition for this production. Scripts and sheet music will be available to be checked out from the FTC Box Office starting Monday, October 7.
 
If you have any questions, you can email the theater office at fbgtheaterco@veizon.net with the subject line “Young Frankenstein Auditions”.
 
Schedule:
 
November 11-24 and December 2-20 we will have one or two music rehearsals each week, either weekday evenings or on the weekends. 
 
There will be no rehearsals November 25-30 and December 21, 2019 - January 1, 2020.
 
January 2-31 we will have three to five rehearsals each week, on weekday evenings.
 
February 3-7 and February 10-12 are Technical/Dress Rehearsals. For the success of the production, attendance at these rehearsals and at all performances is mandatory for the entire cast and crew.
 
Performances:
 
Thursday, February 13 at 7:30pm (Preview)
February 14 – March 1: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm
 
 
Characters: 
 
DR. FREDERICK FRANKENSTEIN (male, 20’s-40’s, vocal range Bb2-G4) Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor von Frankenstein.
 
THE MONSTER (male, age undetermined, vocal range: Db2-Bb4) The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein.
 
IGOR (male, 20’s-40’s, vocal range: Bb2-G4) Frederick’s faithful, eager, unhinged servant and friend. INGA (female, 20’s-30’s, vocal range: G3-A5) Frederick’s attractive assistant, a resident of Transylvania.
 
ELIZABETH BENNING (female, 20’s-40’s, vocal range: F#3-F5) Frederick’s boisterous and wealthy fiancé.
 
FRAU BLUCHER (female, 40’s to 60’s, vocal range: E3-C5) Stern housekeeper at the Frankenstein estate and former lover of Victor Frankenstein.
 
INSPECTOR HANS KEMP (male, 40’s-60’s, vocal range: A2-F4) The head of police in Transylvania. Driven by justice, with a wooden arm and leg.
 
THE HERMIT (male, 30’s-60’s, vocal range Ab2-F4) A lonely, bling town hermit, hoping for a friend.
 
DR. VICTOR VON FRANKENSTEIN (male 50’s-60’s, vocal range; C#2-F4) The infamous madman, Frederick’s grandfather.
 
ZIGGY (male, 20’s-40’s, vocal range D3-Eb4) The village idiot.
 
ENSEMBLE (female & male, 18 and older, all vocal ranges) Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists