Auditions

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES”
Audition Dates: Monday, May 10th & Tuesday, May 11th
5:00PM-9:00PM
Callbacks (if needed)
Friday, May 14th @ 6:00 P.M.

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City Theater in Biddeford announces auditions for The Marvelous Wonderettes!

Directed by Linda Sturdivant
Music Direction by Patrick Martin
Choreography by Mariel Roy

Show Description
The Marvelous Wonderettes is a cotton-candy colored, non-stop pop musical. Act 1 takes the audience to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes – four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and voices to match. In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about their lives and loves as the girls perform classic ‘50s and ‘60s pop songs.

Please be prepared to:
Sing 32 bars of a 50s or 60s style pop song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided.

Performances
July 23, 24, 30, 31- 2021 at 7:30 PM
July 25 & August 1st, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Rehearsals will begin immediately.

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 Me‘.