Young Frankenstein Auditions

Friday, 25 January 2019

Young Frankenstein Auditions

“It’s alive! It’s allllllliiiiiive!”


That’s right folks, Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre are proud to present the electrifying musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film Young Frankenstein to Cape Town in 2020 and we want YOU to audition.

Music & Lyrics by MEL BROOKS
Choreography by KRISTIN WILSON

So, for those of you who have been living in a castle on a hill for years, what’s the story? Well, we’ll tell you:

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.



We are looking to cast a horrifyingly brilliant group of musical theatre performers to tell this frighteningly funny tale in the following roles:

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Accent: Standard American
Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Accent: London/ Cockney
Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Accent: German
Frederick’s young assistant. Attractive and a resident of Transylvania. Must be TALL and must be able to yodel.

Frau Blücher
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Accent: German
Stern housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate and former lover of Victor Frankenstein.

One actor will play the following two roles:

Inspector Hans Kemp
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Accent: German
The head of police in Transylvania. Driven by justice, with a wooden arm and leg.


The Hermit
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Accent: Standard American
A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend.

Elizabeth Benning
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Accent: Standard American
Frederick's boisterous fiancé.

The Monster
Gender: Male
Age: 30 - 50
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Db2
Accent: profiecient in monster sounds in an RP accent.
The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.

Gender: Both
Age: 20 - 50
Accents: American, British and German
Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists and supporting roles. Must be strong dancers and will be required to sing.



Rehearsals: 14 September 2020 – 26 October 2020
Previews: 27 October 2020 – 10 November 2020
Artists need to be available: 11 November 2020 – 13 March 2021
(length of the run will be confirmed in good time)


Young Frankenstein is a Cape Town based production and we are only considering artists who are able to consider themselves Cape Town based, at this stage. Should an artist from elsewhere wish to be considered, they do this in full knowledge of the home city, and should their audition be successful, they will be contracted accordingly.

So how do you secure an audition?

Well, send your CV (including your vocal range and dance experience) and headshot to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get in touch with you.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Simple right? …. I know we are brilliant theatre scientists!

Young Frankenstein is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)


Friends of The Fugard

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