young frankenstein auditions announced!

Phoenix Productions announces open auditions for our May production of Young Frankenstein. Details below:

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Director Joseph Stefanelli and Musical Director Kara Leigh invite you to Young Frankenstein auditions to be held on Saturday March 9th from 12pm-3pm and Monday & Wednesday March 11th & 13th from 7:30pm-9:30pm with callbacks by invitation on March 16th. 

Rehearsals will be held on weekends and evenings.  All auditions and rehearsals are at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center at 59 Chestnut Street, Red Bank.

Performances will be held at the Count Basie Center for Arts between May 3rd and May 12th.

The production team requests each auditionee prepare 32 bars of a Broadway-style song, preferably that shows your comedic timing and vocal range. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key and be prepared to dance.  An accompanist will be provided.


Character Breakdown

Frederick Frankenstein: extraordinarily bright brain surgeon, embarrassed by his family name, for his grandfather was Victor Frankenstein, the main character of Shelley’s novel.  Claiming his name is “Fronkensteen,” he is constantly trying to disconnect himself from the family legend; the more he tries, the more he fails. Tapping experience preferred. Gender: Male Age:23 - 38 Vocal Range: Bb2 - G4

The Monster: The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.  While horrifying, he needs to have a tenderness about him. Facial expressions should be able to go from scary to baby-face quickly! Gender: Male Vocal range: Db2 - Bb4

Igor: (pronounced “eye-gor”) Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 40 Vocal Range: Bb2 - G4

Inga: Frederick’s young, very attractive assistant, who is always eager for a “roll in the hay,” and speaks with a “Transylvanian” accent. Gender: Female Age: 18 to 30 Vocal range: G3 - A5

Elizabeth Benning: Frederick's boisterous fiancé, who keeps him at an arm’s length and often requests that he “please don’t touch” her.  Eventually finds “Deep Love” with a Monster. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range: F#3- F5

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

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: A2 - F4

The Hermit: A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 60 Vocal range: Ab2 - F4

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein: The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick’s grandfather. Comes to visit Frederick as a ghost to convince him to continue the family business. Gender: Male Age: 45 to 65 Vocal range: C#2 - F4

Ziggy: The village idiot. Gender: Male Age: 18 to 30 Vocal range: D3 - Eb4

Ensemble: Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists Gender: Any

Email with questions.

future auditions & info

Are you ready to step into the spotlight?

Phoenix Productions is always looking for eager and talented volunteers to sing and dance in our musical productions. Auditions usually take place 6-8 weeks prior to the performance dates listed and casting notices are posted on our website and social channels one month prior to the auditions.

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As a community theater organization, Phoenix encourages people of any age, gender, race and creed to audition and no roles are ever cast until the audition process is over.

Here are a few helpful hints to make your audition a success!

1. Gather your sheet music! (Don’t have sheet music in your key? Visit or to purchase and download show music in your key.) Be prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice.

2. Always choose music that is consistent with the style of the show for which you are auditioning.

3. Make sure to clearly mark your music for the accompanist to show where to begin and end. If you don’t where to start your audition selection, a safe general rule is to count back from the end of the song as this usually shows your performance best.)

4. Practice your audition. Always remember the production team is looking for great performers not just people who can sing.

5. Be prepared to learn a short dance combination. Depending on the show and the wishes of the production team, there may be a dance audition. If so, a combination will be taught at auditions.

6. Be sure to bring or wear suitable dance attire.

7. Remember to have fun!

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