The Best Audition Songs for Young Frankenstein – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for Young Frankenstein? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Young Frankenstein, by character.
Young Frankenstein is a contemporary musical that’s set in the 1930s. Because of that, most of the songs below are either from contemporary musicals or from musicals set in the 30s. In addition, there is a classic musical comedy vibe to many of these songs in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something comedic, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the Young Frankenstein cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.
There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.
And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!
To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.
“Daddy’s Girl” – Grey Gardens
“I Don’t Know What I’d Do” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“Poor Monty” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“Show Off” – The Drowsy Chaperone
“Mein Herr” – Cabaret
“So What?” – Cabaret
“The Cake I Had” – Grey Gardens
“What Would You Do?” – Cabaret
“Coffee Shop Nights” – Curtains
“Drift Away” – Grey Gardens
“Grand Knowing You” – She Loves Me
“That Face” – The Producers
“If I Left London” – Chaplin
“My Daddy Always Taught Me to Share” – Grind
“Sennett Song” – Chaplin
“We Can Do It” – The Producers
“All Falls Down” – Chaplin
“How the Other Half Lives” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
“Special” – Avenue Q
“When You Got It, Flaunt It” – The Producers
Inspector Hans Kemp / The Hermit
“It Must Be Believed to Be Seen” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek
“What’s Up, Duloc?” – Shrek
“Who’s the Man” – The Witches of Eastwick
“If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast
“Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family
“The Longer I Live” – Dracula
“Why Should I Wake Up?” – Cabaret
“A Trip to the Library” – She Loves Me
“Evil” – The Witches of Eastwick
“There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q
“Second Chance” – Steel Pier
“Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin
“Wonders of the World” – The Wizard of Oz
“Days Gone By” – She Loves Me
“I Wanna Be a Producer” – The Producers
“Morticia” – The Addams Family
“Evil is Hot” – The Toxic Avenger
“Just Around the Corner” – The Addams Family
“Only in New York” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
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“The Revolutionary Costume for Today” – Grey Gardens
“Waiting” – The Addams Family
“You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me” – 42nd Street
“Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love” – The New Yorkers
“Pulled” – The Addams Family
“What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin
“Broadway Baby” – Dames at Sea
“Look at the Sky” – Urinetown
“Run, Freedom, Run!” – Urinetown
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Young Frankenstein:
• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
• “I Want You to Meet Harvey➝” from Harvey➝ (Elwood)
• “My Favorite Name➝” from Harvey➝ (Elwood)
• “I Don’t Know➝” from Sun Dried➝ (Mary Louise)
• “The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
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Young Frankenstein Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Young Frankenstein along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.
* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.
“The Happiest Town” – Ensemble
“The Brain” – Frederick, Ensemble
“Please Don’t Touch Me” – Elizabeth, Ensemble
“Together Again” – Igor, Frederick
“Roll in the Hay” – Inga, Frederick, Igor
“Join the Family Business” – Victor, Ensemble
“He Vas My Boyfriend” – Frau Blucher
“Life, Life” – Frederick, Igor, Ensemble
“Welcome to Transylvania” – Ensemble
“Transylvania Mania” – Igor, Frederick, Inga
“He’s Loose” – Kemp, Ensemble
“Listen to Your Heart” – Inga
“Surprise” – Elizabeth, Frau Blucher, Igor, Ensemble
“Please Send Me Someone” – The Hermit
“Man About Town” – Frederick
“Puttin’ On the Ritz” – Frederick, The Monster, Inga, Igor, Ensemble
“Deep Love” – Elizabeth
“Frederick’s Soliloquy” – Frederick
“Finale Ultimo” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Young Frankenstein did you choose?
And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.
2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for Young Frankenstein – by Character”
What about the Frankenstein Monster
Good call!! I just added some song ideas for The Monster for you. Hope it’s helpful! 🙂