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Overshadowed Theatrical Productions

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Check about pay

Description:
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic '50s hits including "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," and "Lipstick on Your Collar." In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic '50s and '60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

Audition Details
Auditions and Performances will be held at:
900 Foster Rd
Medinah, IL

Performers Needed
Performers aged 18 and up are welcome to audition. Experienced or first-time performers who enjoy singing, dancing, and acting are invited to audition. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

Roles Available
(All playing ages are just a suggestion and will be adjusted to fit the needs of our casting)

CINDY LOU (18-28), Mezzo Soprano, E3-F5. The prettiest girl at Springfield High. She assumes she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against best friend Betty Jean when things don't go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Cindy Lou wears pink. Among the songs she sings lead are: 'Allegheny Moon,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' and 'Maybe'.

MISSY (18-28), Soprano, G3-A5. The over-achiever of the group. Very controlled and controlling, and extremely concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. An elementary school teacher in-the-making, she is head of the prom decorations committee, and absolutely smitten with her music teacher, Mr. Lee. Her best friend is Suzy. Missy wears orange/apricot. Among the songs she sings lead are: 'Secret Love,' 'You Don't Own Me,' and 'Wedding Bell Blues'.

BETTY JEAN (18-28), Alto, D3-E5. The class clown and tomboy, always vying for attention with her best friend Cindy Lou. It's highly probably that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but doesn't even know what those feelings really are. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean's boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom. She holds a grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion. Betty Jean wears green. Among the songs she sings lead are: 'Lipstick on Your Collar,' 'I Only Want To Be With You,' and 'That's When The Tears Start.'

SUZY (18-28), Mezzo-Alto, G3-E5. The happy-go-lucky one of the group and often stereotyped as the ditzy blonde because she is always smiling and giggling-nothing ever seems to bother her. Suzy is in love with the lighting operator, Ritchie Stevens, and completely surprised when named prom queen. Her best friend is Missy. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. Suzy wears blue. Among the songs she sings lead are: 'Stupid Cupid,' 'Hold Me, Thrill Me,' and 'Rescue'.

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals
Begin May 25, 2021

Performances
July 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee on July 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning.

You must be willing to make the show a priority.


Material To Prepare:
Please be prepared to...
-Sing 16-20 bars of a 50s or 60s style pop song of your choice. You must sing with our provided accompaniment, a CD with NO vocals, or with a device you provide. No a cappella auditions will be allowed.

-ALSO Be PREPARED for High voices to sing either the Missy or Cindy Lou part of "Sincerely/Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight."

-Low voices sing "Lipstick on Your Collar."

-You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.

-Read provided selections from the script.

-Complete a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period).


Contact Info:
Please request an audition appointment and audition packet by emailing reba.hervas@overshadowed.org

Reply To Email: reba.hervas@overshadowed.org
Website: www.overshadowed.org


 

Audition Dates:

May 13 7pm
May 15 4:30pm
May 18 Callbacks 7pm
 
 
Posted Date: Apr 21, 2021