A variety of interesting character actors/singers are needed at College of Lake County this summer for the cast of the new Mel Brooks musical, "Young Frankenstein." Auditions will be held Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 from 6:30-10 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at CLC.
The musical's director, Craig Rich, is seeking a cast of 30-40, which includes lead roles such as Dr. Frankenstein and his various sidekicks: the "monster" he creates, the oddly-shaped endearing helper Igor, curvaceous lab assistant Inga and madcap fiancé Elizabeth.
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For auditions, men and women age 13 and older should prepare one minute of a song from "Young Frankenstein." A piano accompanist will be provided. Actors can attend either the Monday or Tuesday audition and should bring an acting resume, if they have one. Callbacks will be held on May 22 from 6:30-10 p.m. Copies of the script are available at the CLC Grayslake Library circulation desk for in-library reading.
Aside from Craig Rich, the directors include Jean Hersey (music), Paul Hefner (orchestra), Lamaiya Lancaster (dance) and Tom Mitchell (technical). Rehearsals begin May 27 and are held Monday through Thursday evenings (with possible Friday evenings and Saturdays based on cast availability) until tech and dress rehearsals, July 13-17. Performance dates are July 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and July 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Craig Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 543-2567.
Produced by the departments of theatre, music and dance, the show will be presented in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.