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New Phoenix announces auditions for ‘Young Frankenstein’


New Phoenix Theatre is rising from the ashes of COVID-19 and is holding auditions for its first post-pandemic show, Young Frankenstein (West End Version). They’ll be held from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. Please be prepared to sing a song (preferably though not necessarily from the show). Bring your own accompaniment or sing a’ capella. The Theatre is casting for eight major roles and a large ensemble. A description of characters can be found on the theater’s website.

In Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’ madcap comedy collides with Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale. Victor Frankenstein, the mad scientist of legend, has died and left everything to his grandson, Frederick, who wants nothing to do with the family’s notorious legacy. To settle his inheritance, he travels to his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, meeting the grandson of Victor’s loyal henchman, Igor, the beautiful lab assistant, Inga, and the mysterious Frau Blücher. Before long, Frederick is sucked into his grandfather’s experiments and succeeds in creating human life. But by the time they realize that the Monster’s been accidentally given an abnormal brain, the Monster has already escaped, hell bent on terrorizing the countryside like the Frankensteinian monsters before him. Will Frederick repeat the mistakes of his grandfather? Or will he succeed where the others have not and turn his Monster into a dapper, intelligent man about town? Young Frankenstein is a hilarious take on the classic horror story, combining zany antics, a witty script, and high energy comedic performances for one unforgettable, hilarious adventure in Transylvania … or in this case, Fort Myers.

The show runs September 30 through October 24. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays.

June 1, 2021.

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