Young Frankenstein is comprised of comedy/character-driven songs that slightly crossover between traditional and contemporary Broadway. All the Mel Brooks shows have that “ole time Broadway” feel, so don't do anything too pop-oriented from the contemporary songbook. And have fun! We always say that at The City Audition, but it's very important for this show. When Mel Brooks auditions for Broadway, actors always have to prepare a to tell a joke. Sense of humor is that important!
1. Shy (Once Upon a Mattress)
2. Repent (On the Twentieth Century)
3. What Am I Doing (Closer Than Ever)
4. Should I Be Sweet (Take a Chance)
5. Mine (On the Twentieth Century)
6. Watch What Happens (Newsies)
7. Alto's Lament (Heisler/Goldrich)
8. Here We Go Again (Big)
9. Mama Says (Footloose)
10. Can That Boy Foxtrot (cut from Follies)
I can't believe that June is nearly over, especially since I'm due to have a baby-- my second!-- in early July. This means that I'll have to take a break from The City Audition for the foreseeable future.
You haven't experienced it yet, but this business is awful.
I went down the Fosse rabbit hole the other night on You Tube. "Rich Man's Frug" had shuffled up on my iPhone, and I realized I needed a Fosse fix. Fosse, the revue, isn't done that often anymore, but this list of audition songs will work for just about any Fosse show.