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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Young Frankenstein Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


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.


Elizabeth Benning

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


Frau Blucher

Mein Herr” – Cabaret

So What?” – Cabaret

The Cake I Had” – Grey Gardens

What Would You Do?” – Cabaret


Frederick Frankenstein

Coffee Shop Nights” – Curtains

Drift Away” – Grey Gardens

Grand Knowing You” – She Loves Me

That Face” – The Producers


Igor

If I Left London” – Chaplin

My Daddy Always Taught Me to Share” – Grind

Sennett Song” – Chaplin

We Can Do It” – The Producers


Inga

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


The Monster

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


Ensemble (Altos)

A Trip to the Library” – She Loves Me

Evil” – The Witches of Eastwick

There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q


Ensemble (Baritones)

Second Chance” – Steel Pier

Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin

Wonders of the World” – The Wizard of Oz


Ensemble (Basses)

Days Gone By” – She Loves Me

I Wanna Be a Producer” – The Producers

Morticia” – The Addams Family


Ensemble (Contras)

Evil is Hot” – The Toxic Avenger

Just Around the Corner” – The Addams Family

Only in New York” – Thoroughly Modern Millie


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

The Revolutionary Costume for Today” – Grey Gardens

Waiting” – The Addams Family

You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me” – 42nd Street


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love” – Leave It to Me

Pulled” – The Addams Family

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Young Frankenstein.
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.


 

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