Audition Notice: The Marvelous Wonderettes


PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS

Monday September 30th, 2019
7:00pm-8:30pm *Preliminary Vocal Call
8:30pm-9:30pm-Dance Call (All auditioning required to attend.)

Wednesday October 2nd,2019
7:00pm-8:30pm *Preliminary Vocal Call
8:30pm-9:30pm-Dance Call (All auditioning required to attend.)

CALLBACKS

Friday October 4th, 2019
7pm-10pm Cold Read and Vocal Call


Audition Notice: The Marvelous Wonderettes
Created by: Roger Bean
Director/Choreographer: Vincent S. Ratsavong
Music Director: Derrick Lacasse

WHERE: 377 North Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048
AUDITION CONTACT: Please make an appointment to attend one of the Preliminary Vocal Calls on Monday September 30th or Wednesday October 2nd. Preliminary vocal calls will be scheduled through the audition contact and an arrival time will be provided on receipt of scheduling. Everyone is required to attend the Dance Call which will follow your scheduled Preliminary Vocal Call. Callbacks will be held Friday October 4th.

If you cannot attend either the preliminary audition or callback but are interested in auditioning, please advise and we will work to make alternative arrangements for you to be seen. Please contact Vincent Ratsavong, to schedule an appointment at vsratsavong@gmail.com.

Vocal Call: Please Prepare 32 bars from a Standard Broadway Show, Song Cycle or a selection in the style of The Marvelous Wonderettes. (i.e. selections from the 50’s and 60’s). Please provide your own sheet music and clearly mark your music for the accompanist. No Acapella auditions will be heard.

Dance Call: Please bring athletic or dance attire to change into for this portion of the audition. Ladies please be prepared to dance in character heals. Baggy and loose-fitting clothing is not recommended.

Callbacks: Please be prepared to cold read selections from the libretto. Those attending the callbacks may be asked to sing from The Marvelous Wonderettes Score.

Rehearsal Schedule: We are looking to rehearse Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm-10pm. Rehearsals will begin October 7th, 2019.

Synopsis: 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!

Performance Schedule:
Week One
Thursday, Dec 5, at 8 PM
Friday, Dec 6, at 8 PM
Saturday, Dec 7, at 8 PM
Sunday, Dec 8, at 2 PM

Week Two
Thursday, Dec 12, at 8 PM
Friday, Dec 13, at 8 PM
Saturday, Dec 14, at 8 PM
Sunday, Dec 15, at 2 PM

Character Breakdown
*Interested in casting all ethnicities for the roles

Cindy Lou (18-35) knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her 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. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Allegheny Moon,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ and ‘Maybe’.

Missy (18-35) is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Head of the prom decorations committee; and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. Her best friend is Suzy. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Secret Love,’ ‘You Don’t Own Me,’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’.

Betty Jean (18-35) is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probable that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just 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 this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. 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 (18-35) is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly and finds great pleasure in everything she does. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne. WARNING: Do not hire a ditzy person to play the ‘ditzy blonde.’ Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue Me’.