Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Young Frankenstein

Auditions for Young Frankenstein
on Saturday, September 10
and Sunday, September 11, 2016
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the musical Young Frankenstein with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11am to 2pm and Sunday, September 11 from 6pm to 9pm. Callbacks by invitation only will be held on Monday, September 12 at 7pm. This is a non-equity, non-paid production. Director/Choreographer Alison Mattiza and Musical Director Catherine Rahm, produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International. Performance dates are November 11 to December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. (with one possible Thursday night performance added) Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Young Frankenstein is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. This hilarious musical is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. But this musical comedy hit, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award, is not without scary and hilarious complications. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and the famous “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” this show is scientifically-proven to be monstrously good entertainment!

Those auditioning should allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork. Please bring a current headshot and resume with you as well as your calendar. A rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. Be prepared to sing 32 bars from a standard legit musical theater song. An accompanist will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to dance. No appointments are necessary. If you have any questions, please email the production team at

Character Breakdown

All roles are singing and all require the ability to dance or move well. Please note many of the actors in the ensemble will play multiple roles. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition for all roles.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Male, age 30’s - 40’s - Baritone/Tenor to G
The Monster
Male, age open – Tenor. Ability to tap dance a plus
Male or female, age open - Tenor to a G.
Female, age 20’s -30’s - speaks with a Transylvanian accent and needs to yodel - Mezzo to G plus belt.
Elizabeth Benning
Female, age 30’s - 40’s - Mezzo to E plus belt to C.
Frau Blücher
Female, age 40’s -60’s - Alto belt to B.
Inspector Hans Kemp
Male, age open - Baritone.
male and female, 16 and up – will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, including.
Blind Hermit
Male, age 40’s – 60’s - Baritone
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein
Male, age open - Baritone/Tenor to F.
Male, age open - Baritone.

To meet the Young Frankenstein production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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