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The Grand Opera House seeks a diverse company of actors and is committed to equal opportunity and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy.

Young Frankenstein Auditions

The Grand Opera House Announces Auditions for

Young Frankenstein

The Grand Opera House will present The Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. Performances are on October 6, 7, 13 &14 @ 7:30PM and October 8 & 15 @ 2PM

Mel Brooks has adapted his classic movie into a stage Musical! With all the hilarity of the original, plus some added theatricality for the stage, Young Frankenstein is sure to be a night of non-stop laughs for everyone. 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.

Director: Jeff Tebbe – Music Director: Tim Durst
Choreographer: Mandy Brosius

1:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday, July 30, 2017

Call backs:
TBA (if needed)

* Video recorded auditions will be accepted BEFORE the scheduled audition dates and times – contact the Grand for more details!

Location: Auditions will be held at the Grand’s Rehearsal space in the Arcade Building, 880 Locust St., Suites 222 and 228.  Please enter though the alley entrance located between Locust and Main.  When you enter go up just past the first hallway and take the stairs on the left to the second floor.  The rooms are right at the top of the stairs.


Seeking Actors, Singers and Dancers

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein vocal range: G4-Bb2
Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.

The Monster: vocal range Bb4-Db2
The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein.

Igor: vocal range G4-Bb2
Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback.

Inga: vocal range A5-G3
Frederick’s young assistant. Attractive and a resident of Transylvania.

Elizabeth Benning: vocal range F5-F#3
Frederick’s boisterous fiancé.

Frau Blücher: vocal range C5-E3
Stern housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate and former lover of Victor Frankenstein.

Inspector Hans Kemp: vocal range F4- A2
The head of police in Transylvania. Driven by justice, with a wooden arm and leg.

The Hermit: vocal range F4-Ab2
A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend.

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein: vocal range F4-C#2
The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick’s grandfather.

Ziggy: vocal range Eb4-D3
The village idiot.

Ensemble (Both Genders)
Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists

Actors wishing to audition but are unavailable to arrive at the start of the audition time should call the Grand Opera House business office at 563-588-4356 to give an approximate arrival time. Rehearsals will begin around August 14th. Those auditioning should be prepared to list all conflict or potential conflicts between August 14th and October 15th.  Availability for evening dress rehearsals October 2-5 and all performances is mandatory.  Rehearsals may possibly run anytime from 7-10 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am – 12 pm on Saturday mornings. NOTE: Rehearsal dates and times are NOT set in stone and will be determined by the availability of the cast!

Actors should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre selection in the style of the show that best shows their vocal range.  Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.  Actors will be asked to read non character specific scenes from the script.  All auditioning should be prepared to participate in a dance/movement audition.  For additional information please visit the audition page on the Grand’s website, or contact Executive and Artistic Director, Frank McClain at

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