Upcoming Auditions
Auditions for Young Frankenstein are
  • Saturday, July 22 at 10:00 am
  • Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm
at the IMP Studio located at 520 Green Cove Road SE.

 


Young Frankenstein

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Auditions are Saturday, July 22 at 10:00 am and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm at the IMP Studio.

Performance dates are October 13-21, 2017.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Male, age 20s-30s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor, and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Tenor or baritone, vocal range B♭ one octave below middle C to G above middle C.
The Monster
Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man - the bigger the better. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Vocal range: D♭ one octave below middle C to B♭ above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling / monster / grunting sounds. Tap dancing a plus, but not necessary.
Igor
Male, age 20s-30s. Frederick's faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend - with a hunchback. Vocal range: B♭ an octave below middle C to G above middle C.
Inga
Female, age 20s. Frederick's bubbly young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Soprano, vocal range G below middle C to A above the treble staff. Must yodel.
Elizabeth Benning
Female, age 20s-30s. Self-loving, "madcap", boisterous fiancée of Frederick. Soprano "belter" with low notes. Vocal range F♯ below middle C to F, top line of the treble staff.
Frau Blücher
Female, age 30s-40s-50s or older. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: E below middle C to C an octave above middle C (E♭ with company).
Inspector Hans Kemp
Male, age 40s-50s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. Vocal range: A an octave below middle C to F above middle C.
Blind Hermit
Male, age 30s-40s-50s. Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: A♭ one octave below middle C to D just above middle C.
Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein
Male, age 40s-50s. Frederick's infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C♯ below middle C to F above middle C.
Ziggy
Male, age 18 to 30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range D an octave below middle C to E♭ above middle C.
Ensemble
Plenty of featured roles, lots of jucy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, Mr. Hilltop, medical students, passengers, mad scientists, and various other supporting roles.

Dancers required, tap dancing is a plus!


The Nerd

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Performance dates are November 10-18, 2017.

Willum Cubbert
34 years old, our protagonist. He's somewhat of a struggling architect. He is very likeable but lacks "gumption". He is in love with a neighbor, Tansy, but doesn't have the guts to sweep her off her feet. Rick Steadman saved his life in Viet Nam, and Willum feels as if he owes Rick his loyalty. This feeling drives Willum to take great amounts of flack from both Rick and Willum's boss, Mr. Waldgrave. This boils to an unbelievable end in which Willum must decide what direction his life will go.
Tansy McGinnis
Approximately 25-30 years old. Willum's neighbor and keeper. Tansy straightens Willum's apartment and his life. She has grown weary of this task though, and is planning to move to Washington, D.C. to become a TV reporter. She has some feelings for Willum but is convinced that there is something else out there for her. She is missing that spark from Willum to keep her in Indiana.
Axel Hammond
Approximately 30-35 years old. Willum's other neighbor and his best friend. He's a drama critic and has a smart aleck comment for just about everything. Tansy accuses him of being selfish and never doing "an anoymous thing to help out anyone". Axel and Tansy once had a brief courtship two years prior, but both agree it was for the best that it ended. We wonder if Axel is even capable of caring about anyone but himself.
Warnock Waldgrave
Late 30s to late 40s. A businessman who has contracted Willum to design his new building. "Ticky", as he prefers to be called, is very gruff and seems to be angry at all times. He has a wife and child and treats them like business partners instead of his family. Mr. Waldgrave often adds a great deal of humor to the story, as he seems to always end up being the brunt of jokes.
Clelia Waldgrave
Mid 30s to mid 40s. The wife of "Ticky", she has a peculiar nervous compulsion. When she gets stressed, and this is often, she must break small saucers or plates to relieve the tension. She tries to play peacemaker when things go awry, but simply cannot keep up. She isn't a very good parent either, as her child is a terror.
Thor Waldgrave
Approximately 8 years old. The child of "Ticky" and Clelia Waldgrave. Written for a boy, but may be played by a girl. Thor is simply a bratty little kid. Actually, "bratty" isn't the word for it. This child is simply rotten to the core. His parents bribe him with money to get good behavior. Thor has several fits that would make any parent cringe. The actor who plays this role must be able to remember lots of lines and must be capable of roaring outbursts.
Rick Steadman (The Nerd)
Mid 30s. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he saved Willum's life in Viet Nam and comes to visit him in Indiana. Rick is rude without realizing it. He is uncouth and is incredibly awkward. He invites himself to stay with Willum and causes all kinds of chaos while he is there. He pushes everyone's button unintentionally. By the end of the play, we'll see how far everyone will go to be rid of him, or his awkwardness will be understood and accepted.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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Performance dates are February 9-17, 2018.

Chip Tolentino
An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the 24th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He returns to defend his title, but finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. Vocal range C4 - B5.
Logainne Schwartzandgrunenierre (Schwartzy)
Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year. Vocal range A3 - F5.
Leaf Coneybear
The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance. Vocal range A3 - A5.
William Barfee
A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous "Magic Foot" method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality. He develops a crush on Olive. Vocal range E4 - B5.
Marcy Park
A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year's nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night, hides in the bathroom cabinet, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian, and attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows". She is also not allowed to cry. Vocal range C4 - E5.
Olive Ostrovsky
A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. Having found comfort in its words and vastness, Olive made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms. Vocal range B3 - F5.
Rona Lisa Peretti
The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. Vocal range B3 - F5.
Douglas Panch
The Vice Principal. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the 20th Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.
Mitch Mahoney
The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better. Vocal range E4 - A5.
Carl Dad
Schwarzy's main trainer, the more intense and competitive of Schwarzy's father. Normally played by the actor playing Leaf. Vocal range G3 - D5.
Dan Dad
The more laid-back and ineffectual of Schwarzy's fathers. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch. Vocal range G3 - D5.
Jesus Christ
Deity invoked by a speller in need. Normally played by the actor playing Chip.
Leaf's Mom, Dad, and Siblings
All more academically gifted than Leaf, they are even more surprised than he is by his success. Normally played by the spellers and audience volunteers as indicated in the script.
Olive's Dad
A fantasy version of Olive's dad coming to the bee from work. Normally played by the actor playing Mitch. Vocal range E4 - B5.
Olive's Mom
A fantasy version of Olive's mom at her Ashram in India. Normally played by the actor playing Rona. Vocal range D4 - E5.

Shrek, the Musical

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Performance dates are June 15-24, 2018.

Donkey
Male, Shrek's self-appointed sidekick, as charming as he is clingy, a bright-eyed motor-mouth whose eagerness and quick wit barely disguise his desperate need for a friend. Winning and easy charm, comic skills, soulful vocal style. Sing to A flat.
Dragon
Female, charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. Donkey becomes trapped by Dragon and becomes her prisoner of love. Dragon helps save the day at the end of the musical. Mezzo/belter with gospel sound.
Fiona
Princess of Far Far Away, daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian. Has spent most of her life locked in a dragon-guarded castle reading romantic fairy tales. Underneath lurks a smart, outspoken girl who can't help burping or launching into hand-to-hand combat when needed. Soprano with belt.
Lord Farquaad
A pompous, power-hungry little villain with a raging Napoleon complex and intense dislike of all fairy tale creatures. Sets out to claim a beautiful princess as his bride in order to ensure himself a kingly throne. Character baritone or tenor.
Shrek
An ogre who has spent most of his life as an outcast, living in a swamp far from civilization; crass and brutish exterior disguises a soulful and lonely heart. A reluctant hero. Powerful presence with great wit. Bari-tenor to A.
Young Fiona/Young Shrek
Looks age 10. As Princess Fiona, a bright little girl only recently locked in a tower, who passes her time reading fairy tales about being rescued by a handsome and charming prince. Strong singer.
Teen Fiona
Princess Fiona as a teenager; has been trapped in the tower for a few years and has angst about not being rescued yet. Sense of humor, strong voice, ensemble.
Pinocchio
Banished to Shrek's swamp along with other fairy tale creatures by Lord Farquaad. Comic role, tenor, ensemble.
Three Little Pigs
Funny, anxious. German accent is possible. Baritone and tenor roles.
White Rabbit, Gnome, and Peter Pan
(One or more roles.) Comedic role, tenor, ensemble.
Wolf
Tough guy who isn't afraid to let the world know he likes dressing up in Granny's clothes. Comedic role, bass-baritone to high G.
Wicked Witch
Comedic role, soprano, ensemble.
Gingy (Gingerbread Man)
Female to play a male; a cookie that is tortured by Farquaad's guards. Comedic role, character voices a plus, sing with vocal versatility and solid mix, belts to a D, ensemble.
Fairy Godmother
Female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Ugly Duckling
Female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Shoemaker's Elf
Female, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Mama Ogre/Humpty Dumpty
Female, opens the show sending her young Shrek out into the world and telling him that the big, bright, beautiful world out there will only judge him by the way he looks. Comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.
Papa Bear
From Goldilocks story. Male, comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Mama Bear
From Goldilocks story. Female, comedic role, pop/rock belt, ensemble.
Baby Bear
The wide-eyed and precocious baby bear from Goldilocks. Comedic role, singer, ensemble.
Other Ensemble and Fairy Tale Creatures
King Harold, Queen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Captain and his Guards, Knights, Pied Piper and Rats, Three Blind Mice, Bluebird, Bishop, Sugar Plum Fairy, Mad Hatter, Dwarf. All strong singers with some featured moments.