Performers needed for upcoming production

Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre seeks entertainers for ‘Young Frankenstein’

The Times

Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre seeks actors, dancers and singers of all levels of experience, ages 15 and up, for its 62nd annual musical production, Young Frankenstein.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Neshaminy High School’s Theodore Kloos Auditorium, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne.

The production will be directed and choreographed by Barrymore Award-nominated director/choreographer Stephen Casey and performed on April 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14, 2018 at the high school.

Young Frankenstein, officially known as The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein, is Brooks’ adaptation of his legendary film comedy into a stage musical.

Following the same plot as the hit film, the grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and lab assistant, Inga, he discovers the secret entrance to his grandfather’s laboratory and decides to carry on the family experiments, creating a monster of his own.

Lead roles include Frederick Frankenstein, Igor, Inga, Elizabeth Benning, Frau Blucher, Inspector Hans Kemp, Harold the Hermit, and Victor Frankenstein, as well as several secondary roles and a featured quartet.

The show has 10 ensemble and full company song and dance numbers including “The Transylvania Mania” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and memorable tunes such as “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Please Don’t Touch Me.”

Those auditioning are requested to come prepared to sing a short excerpt of a song from any show or genre, be prepared to learn and perform a short dance/stage movement routine in small groups, and possibly to read an excerpt of the script.

Individuals are asked to bring sheet music for the song they will sing for the accompanist, sing a song for which the accompanist may have the music, or sing a cappella.

Auditions are done in the order individuals sign in. Call backs for those being considered for lead roles will take place the evening of Thursday, Nov. 16.

Those cast in the show should be prepared to attend rehearsals up to three times a week, usually held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting in early January, with some weekend dates closer to the opening of the production.

Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre is also looking for set builders, painters, stage crew including lighting and sound, as well as volunteers to work on marketing, ticketing, and other administrative tasks.

For information visit nvmt.org, email nvmt@verizon.net, or call 267–733–8876. ••