Mel Brooks’

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan / Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Directed and Choreographed by Wes Drummond / Music Direction by Kyle Picha

Duluth Playhouse is committed to inclusive, color-conscious casting. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition. Seeking a diverse cast of comedic adult actors.


Auditions will be held in person at the NorShor Theatre Rehearsal Studios located at 211 E. Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802. Please enter through the “Lights on Duluth” door located next to the Box Office.


  • Auditions will be held Saturday, June 24 from 11am – 3pm. This timeframe will be expanded if all available slots fill up.
  • Actors must sign up for a 5 minute audition time slot HERE
  • Actors must fill out the audition form HERE
  • Actors will be asked to perform 32 bars of a comedic musical theatre song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be in the room to play for you.
  • Please prepare an additional 32 bars of a contrasting musical theatre song in the style of the show. The production team will ask if they need you to perform the second song.


  • Headshot: or an up to date picture of yourself
  • Resume: listing recent performance credits
  • Sheet music: printed out sheet music for your songs in the key you will be singing


  • If you cannot attend auditions, please send in a video submission to no later than Friday, June 23rd at 12pm.
  • Video submissions must include: 
    • Video Audition: Please sing 32 bars (or 1 minute) of a musical theater song in the style of the show. 
    • Headshot and Resume: Please email a resume and picture of yourself. 
    • Audition Form: Please fill out the audition HERE  
  • Some examples of how to share video submissions: 
    • Upload your video to Google Drive or Dropbox. Create a shareable link, copy and paste it to your email message. 
    • Create a YouTube video with a viewable link 
    • There are other ways to also share videos, these are just some examples 


  • Callbacks will be held on Sunday, June 25 by email invitation after the audition.
  • Callbacks will consist of reading from the script, singing from the show, and a dance combination taught by the choreographer.


Adapted from the classic Mel Brooks film masterpiece, Young Frankenstein is a hysterical musical from the creators of Broadway‘s hit comedy, The Producers. Follow bright young doctor Frankenstein, through the reimagined world of Transylvania as he completes his grandfather’s legacy by bringing a corpse to life. This monstrously good time at the theatre is guaranteed to leave audiences in stitches.


Cast Size: Medium (11 to 16 performers)
Cast Type: Comedic Actor, Singers
Dance Requirements: Standard

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Our unexpecting leading man. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Played by Gene Wilder in the film. Male presenting actor to play age 25 – 35.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

The Monster
The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. A large specimen. Must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing is a plus but not necessary. Played by Peter Boyle in the film. Male presenting actor of any age.
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Db2

Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend with a hunchback. Charming with incredible stage presence and comedic timing. Played by Marty Feldman in the film. Male presenting actor to play age 25 – 35.
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Frederick’s bubbly young assistant who holds a degree in Laboratory Science from the local community college. Attractive and a resident of Transylvania. Played by Teri Garr in the film. Female presenting actor to play age 20 – 30.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Elizabeth Benning
Frederick’s boisterous and self-loving fiancé. A brassy, confident belter with a strong soprano. Played by Madeline Kahn in the film. Female actor to play age 25 – 35.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Frau Blücher
Stern housekeeper of the Frankenstein estate and former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Powerful, mordant physical actor. Played by Cloris Leachman in the film. Female presenting actor to play age 40-60.
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. Played by Kenneth Mars in the film. Male presenting actor to play age 30 – 50.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

The Hermit
A lonely, blind town hermit, hoping for a friend. Played by Gene Hackman in the film. Male presenting, physical actor with incredible comedic timing to play age 30 – 60.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

A tight group of 4-6 hysterical comedic actors/singers to play Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists. Movement and dance experience is a plus.


Rehearsal Dates & Times:
August 7 – September 8, 2023
Monday – Friday: 6-10pm

Tech Rehearsals:
September 9: 10 out of 12 Tech Day
September 10: OFF
September 11-14: 6-11pm

Where: NorShor Theatre and Rehearsal Studios
211 E. Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802


September 15 at 7:30pm Opening Night
September 16 at 2pm
September 16 at 7:30pm

September 21 at 7:30pm
September 22 at 7:30pm
September 23 at 7:30pm
September 24 at 2pm

September 28 at 7:30pm
September 29 at 7:30pm
September 30 at 7:30pm
October 1 at 2pm


Additional questions should be directed to