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The Bastrop Opera House invites you to audition for Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein, based on the comedy classic movie of the same name.

It’s Alive! (And it’s Hilarious!) From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes the monstrously mad musical, Young Frankenstein! A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Urged on by a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself fulfilling his grandfather’s corpse-raising legacy. This musical comedy hit is not without scary and hilarious complications. The show includes such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and the famous “Puttin’ On The Ritz.” This electrifying musical stage adaptation of Mel Brooks’ brilliantly funny film will leave you in stitches!
Please be aware that this show contains adult content, language and situations. We advise parents of anyone under age 18 to familiarize themselves with the script or original movie prior to auditions.

Audition Dates: June 22nd and June 24th

June 22nd: Sign up for an audition time HERE:

Sides for readings will be provided. Please prepare up to 32 bars of an appropriate song to sing with an accompaniment track (please bring the track on a cell phone or laptop). Due to the comic nature of the musical, we ask that you choose material that not only shows off your voice but also shows your ability to play comedy or a big, over-the-top character.

No a cappella auditions will be allowed.

June 24th: 7:00-9:00 Choreography audition (no appointment necessary). Please come dressed to move and bring water.

Roles:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Sings with effortless charm (“Puttin’ On the Ritz”) and requires vocal power for a full-voice traditional Broadway ballad.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

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

Igor
Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback. Should have the nimble charm to sing English music hall style songs and the show-biz savvy of Jimmy Durante.

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. 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.

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:

Singers and dancers 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. Wide variety of dance styles in the show, so performers with a movement background are highly encouraged to audition. Lots of opportunities for featured acting, singing and dance moments throughout the show.

Gender: Any

Treasure Island

Auditions:
Day 1: May 18th, 9:30am-4pm
Day 2: May 21st, 6pm-9pm (Stage Combat Choreo Call)

For more information on auditions and to secure an audition slot, please visit HERE

Summary
Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a
stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. It begins at an inn on the Devon coast of England in
1775 and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of
legendary swashbucklers including the dangerous Billy Bones (played unforgettably in the
movies by Lionel Barrymore), the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate
Anne Bonney, and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. At the center of it all are Jim
Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is
a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. Silver is an
unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with his affection for Jim,
cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure and
adventure.

Casting Notes
Roles may be doubled as needed, but Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins will play only those
roles. Seeking total cast of 15-20, including ensemble. All Genders are welcome to audition.
Stage combat skills a plus, cutlass/single sword skills as well as comfort with daggers and
flintlock pistols and muskets. All roles will be physically demanding.

Audition Format
Auditions will be cold reads of selected sides from the show (sides will be provided). Day 2 of
auditions will include the teaching of a short fight choreography combination.

Cast List
Jim Hawkins – Male, Our young hero, 14 years old. All Genders are welcome to audition, but
must be able to play 14 year old boy convincingly. Age of performer 16 to 20s. Must be
comfortable with stage combat, physically demanding role.

Long John Silver – Male, 35-65. Intelligent, conniving, skilled swordsman with a pronounced
limp. Must be comfortable with stage combat, a physically demanding role.
The Civilians
Dr. Livesey – Male, 40-65. Financier of the voyage. May be doubled. Must be comfortable with
stage combat
Squire Trelawney – Male 25-35. Arrogant squire to Dr. Livesey. Skilled combatant with swords,
pistols, muskets. Must be comfortable with stage combat, a physically demanding role. May be
doubled.
Captain Smollet – Male 35-65. Captain of the Hispaniola. Driven, an exceptional leader.
Suspects Silver and other pirates. Must be comfortable with stage combat, a physically
demanding role. May be doubled.
The Pirates
Captain Flint – Male 35-55. Feared Pirate Captain. Must be comfortable with stage combat,
physically demanding role. May be doubled.
Billy Bones, a pirate – Male 40s-60s. A paranoid drunkard. Must be comfortable with stage
combat, physically demanding role. May be doubled.
Ben Gunn – Male, 30s-60s. Marooned by Silver on the island for several years. Must be
comfortable with stage combat, physically demanding role. May be doubled.
Jemmy Rathbone, a pirate – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically
demanding role. May be doubled.
Black Dog, a pirate – Male 20s-50s Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically
demanding role. May be doubled.
Anne Bonny – Female, 20s-50s Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically demanding
role. May be doubled.
Israel Hands – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically demanding
role. May be doubled.
Blind Pew – Male 50+. Blind, carrier of the black spot for Billy Bones. Terrifying. Must be
comfortable with stage combat, physically demanding role. May be doubled.

Josiah Bland, a pirate – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically
demanding role. May be doubled.
Job O’Brien, a pirate – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically
demanding role. May be doubled.
Justice Death, a pirate – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically
demanding role. May be doubled.
Calico Jack, a pirate – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically
demanding role. May be doubled.
George Merry – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically demanding
role. May be doubled.
Ezekiel Hazard – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically demanding
role. May be doubled.
Tom Morgan – Male late teens to 20s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically
demanding role. May be doubled.
Cut Purse – Male 20s-50s. Must be comfortable with stage combat, physically demanding role.
May be doubled.

Ensemble (will be doubled)
Jim’s Father – Male 30s-60s.
Jim’s Mother – Female, 30s-50s.
Bailiff – Male, 30s-50s.
Bailiff’s Son – Male, late teens to 20s.
Reverend Mainwaring – Male 30s-60s.
Widow Drews – Female 30s-50s.
Boy with Barrow – Male, Teens to 20s
Inn Guests – various ages and genders as needed.

Bristol Sailor(s) – various ages and genders as needed.
Additional Pirates as Needed.