Audition – Young Frankenstein

Los Altos Stage Company is holding open auditions for Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan!

Directed and Choreographed by Morgan Dayley

Vocal Direction by Rachel Michelberg

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 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.

Please note that there are moments of intimacy in this production (kissing between Frederick/Inga, implied sex via shadow play). LASC and the production staff are committed to making this a comfortable and safe environment for everyone involved. 

Audition dates: Sunday January 21st, 2024 from 6 PM to 10 PM AND Monday January 22nd, 2024 from 6 PM to 10 PM

Where: Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave, Los Altos, CA

Audition requirements:  Please prepare up to 32 bars of an appropriate song to sing with an accompaniment track (please bring the track on a cell phone or laptop). We will also be learning a short dance combination in jazz shoes or sneakers, so wear comfortable clothes.  There is no required monologue, but a short joke is always welcomed! 

Audition Sign Up: Please choose a time to audition using our Sign-Up Genius here: 

Online Audition Form: Please fill out Los Altos Stage Company’s virtual audition form:

You must fill this form out in addition to the Sign-Up Genius.

It is preferable that you audition in person, but if you are unable to make auditions, video submissions will be considered through Monday, January 22nd.  Please fill out the audition form and send your video to

Callbacks must be in person. 

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 24th, 2023 from 6 PM to 10 PM. Invite only. You will receive an email from LASC Production Manager Rebecca Voss regarding your callback status.

Callback sides will be uploaded into this Google Drive Folder prior to our first audition. Please familiarize yourself with the sides prior to callbacks. Thanks!

Rehearsals: Weekly – Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7-10pm until tech and performance weeks, which will be evenings from 6-10pm. 

Performance dates: Wednesdays through Sundays, from Friday May 31st through Sunday June 23rd, 2024. Wednesday-Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sundays start at 3pm.

Actor Acknowledgement: All roles are volunteer and non-AEA. A $15 meal per diem will be provided for rehearsal and performance days to which the actor is called up to a total amount of $500.

Additional Audition Information: Please use this link for a scene/character breakdown:

Please use this link to view a preliminary rehearsal schedule (subject to change):

Please forward all audition questions to LASC’s Production Manager, Rebecca Voss at


We practice non-traditional and identity-conscious casting in all our productions. We are seeking and highly encouraging all actors to submit regardless of race/ethnicity/caste, disability, body type, age, orientation, or gender/gender identity, regardless of how any roles have been portrayed previously. Gender diverse actors are encouraged to audition.

FREDERICK FRANKENSTEIN– Brilliant brain surgeon, professor, and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Baritone Bb2-G4, male presenting, age listed as 30s-40s. Tap dancing is a plus.

THE MONSTER –The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Baritone. Must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds with fervor.  Baritone Bb4-Db2, male presenting, age indeterminate, imposing stature.  Tap dancing required.

IGOR – Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback.  Baritone Bb2-G4, male presenting, age unimportant.  Cockney accent.

INGA – Frederick’s bubbly, naive young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Soprano w/ belt & yodeling G3-A5, female presenting, age listed as 20-30s. Excellent dancer that must tap dance. German accent.

ELIZABETH BENNING –Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick.  Mezzo w/ strong belt F#3-F5, female presenting, age listed as 30s-40s.

FRAU BLÜCHER (whinney..!) – Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein.  Alto E3-C5, non-binary or female presenting, age listed as 40s-60s.  Romanian accent.

INSPECTOR HANS KEMP – Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven.  Baritone A2-F4, non-binary or male presenting, age listed as 40-60s. German or Romanian accent.  Potential to also play Blind Hermit (a lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend).

FELIX/ZIGGY –Well-intentioned village idiot.  Baritone D3-Eb4, male presenting, age listed as age 20s-30s. Also is a member of the ensemble for chorus numbers.

VICTOR VON FRANKENSTEIN–The infamous Dr. Frankenstein and Frederick’s grandfather.  Baritone C#2-F4, male presenting, age listed as age 40s-60s. Also is a member of the ensemble for chorus numbers.  

ENSEMBLE – Diverse ensemble cast of men, women, and non-binary folx with strong tap & theater dance skills. Various feature roles including a barbershop quartet, gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, and mad scientists. Ability to speak with accents is a plus.

Mail: PO Box 151, Los Altos, CA 94023

Theater: 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos


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