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Young Frankenstein Auditions

Audition Dates: 
August 24- Vocal Auditions 3:30pm
August 25 - Callbacks, Time TBD

Rehearsal: 10 Weeks, August 29 until November 3, 2016
Rehearsal Times: Monday - Friday (Two or Three hour block between 3 - 7pm)
Tech Weekend:  October 29th and 30th - All Day (Mandatory Attendance)
Tech Week: October 31st- November 4th
Performance Dates: November 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 at 7pm; November 5, 13 at 2pm
Brush Up Rehearsal: November 10th - Time TBD
Mandatory Parent Meeting: August 31, at 6:00pm (Parents & Actors Must Attend)

Auditions for SBHS Theatre's Spring Production of Young Frankenstein will be held at Santa Barbara High School Theatre on August 24 and August 25. Please come to the audition on August 24 prepared to sing thirty-two bars a cappella from a popular musical. There will be no accompanist for the audition. However, please provide piano sheet music for the musical director. One week prior to the audition, a sign up sheet will be posted on the callboard outside the theatre office. Select a vocal audition time slot, fill out an audition form, and bring it to your audition. The cast list will be posted, on the callboard Friday, August 26 

Please arrive 10 minutes before your audition time.

If you have questions prior to the audition feel free to see Otto Layman in the theatre office or email him at



Please list any dates/times that may conflict with daily rehearsals (between 3 and 7pm) so that in the event you are cast we can attempt to accommodate your conflict(s). Conflicts include all lessons, appointments, trips, and religious holidays. Please note that IF you are cast, your listed conflicts will be only considered, as we can not tailor daily schedules around actors on a regular basis. Any conflicts not listed will not be considered, and missing rehearsal as a result of an uncleared conflict can result in being cut from numbers, scenes, and in some cases the entire show. If you are cast, we expect this production to be your first extracurricular priority. 

Our casting choices are influenced greatly by availability. We ask that ANY SBCC classes that you take in the fall begin at or after 7pm. The latest we will generally rehearse is 7pm. When selecting SBCC fall courses please choose classes that begin at or after 7pm to open up more casting opportunities. This also applies for other extra curricular activities including vocal lessons, dance classes, college counselor appointments, and other potential conflicts.

About the Show:

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation - Young Frankenstein!

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 side-kick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “ With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' On The Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment.

Cast Size: 30


Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein.

The Monster – The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds.

Igor – Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. 

Inga – Frederick’s bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant. A resident of Transylvania. 

Elizabeth Benning – Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. 

Frau Blücher – Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. 

Inspector Hans Kemp – Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. 

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Frederick’s infamous grandfather.

Ziggy – Well-intentioned village idiot.

Ensemble: gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles

Earlier Event: November 12
Brush Up Rehearsal
Later Event: August 29
First Rehearsal