Young Frankenstein Auditions

Young Frankenstein Auditions

Wheaton Drama Inc. 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!

Audition Dates

  • Sunday, March 24th from 6pm – 10pm
  • Monday, March 25th from 6pm – 10pm
  • Callbacks: Wednesday, March 27th at 6pm


Playhouse 111, located at 111 N. Hale St, Wheaton, IL  60187

Key Dates

  • Cast Read Through: Monday, April 1st at 7pm at the theatre
  • Rehearsals: Sunday-Thursday Evenings
  • Tech Week: May 12th – 16th, 2024
  • Show Run: May 17th through June 9th, with performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.

Audition Requirements

  • Sing 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice in the style of the show. You must sing with our provided accompanist or with a device you provide.  No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
  • Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period).
  • No dance will be done at the initial auditions.

Callback Requirements

  • Complete a dance audition, taught by the show choreographer (dress appropriately and bring tap shoes if you have them). Please note that the dance audition will only be for those called back. 
  • You may be asked to read provided selections from the script.
  • You may be asked to sing provided selections from the score. 


Performers high school-aged and up are welcome to audition. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or body type.


Roles Available (all ages listed are suggested playing ages and will be adjusted to fit the needs of our casting):

  • Frederick Frankenstein
    • Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.
    • Age: 25 to 35
    • Vocal range top: G4
    • Vocal range bottom: Bb2
  • The Monster
    • The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.
    • Vocal range top: Bb4
    • Vocal range bottom: Db2
  • Igor
    • Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback.
    • Age: 25 to 35
    • Vocal range top: G4
    • Vocal range bottom: Bb2
  • Inga
    • Frederick’s young assistant. Attractive and a resident of Transylvania.
    • Age: 20 to 30
    • Vocal range top: A5
    • Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Elizabeth Benning
    • Frederick’s boisterous fiancé.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Age: 40 to 50
    • Vocal range top: F4
    • Vocal range bottom: A2
  • The Hermit
    • A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend.
    • Age: 30 to 60
    • Vocal range top: F4
    • Vocal range bottom: Ab2
  • Ensemble
    • Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists
    • Ensemble will include character actors of varying ages plus a core group of dancer/singers – tap experience preferred.


Young Frankenstein Creative Team


  • Production Managers: Christine Pfenninger and Bruce Ebner
  • Director: Bryan McCaffrey
  • Music Director: Anna Wegener
  • Choreographer: Kristine Burdi-Stickney
  • Stage Manager: Bruce Ebner
  • Assistant Director: Bob Bullen
  • Lights: Jim Van De Velde
  • Sound: TBD
  • Set Construction: Bruce Ebner
  • Scenic Design: Rod Kelly
  • Set Decoration: TBD
  • Props Managers: Amy Johnson and Larry Re
  • Hair/Make-up: Liz Goodin Rowe
  • Costumes: Mark Burrows



For an audition appointment, please sign up here: <link to signup genius>


Any questions regarding these auditions, please contact [email protected].


Hope to see you there!