Auditions for The Marvelous Wonderettes are now open!

      * Please film yourself performing a song from the 50s or 60s 

​      * 1 to 1-1/2 minute cut is preferred

      * Submit your audition via email to staff@upstagetheater.net

      * Auditions are due Saturday, May 1 

      * Video callbacks will follow


This production will all be done in a hybrid format:

     Initial Rehearsals will be held over Zoom and then shift to in person

     Performances will be live streamed or in person as local conditions permit.

     Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20



From the Director, PJ Crocker:
Hello! Apart from my general interest in directing this show, I specifically chose this show for its small cast size in order to be a bit more adaptable to the ever-changing situation that is this pandemic. With that said, vaccinations, by tech week, will be required among the cast members as I would like to perform live and in-person. (Preferably with an audience, however things change rapidly.. as you may very well be aware!) Due to this vaccination requirement, the age range is placed at 16-19, when taking into account of the vaccine age-eligibility requirements. 


For auditions, I would like to hear your rendition of any song from the 50s and 60s in your submissions. Callbacks will be held after by invitation, where you will be provided lines from the show to read. Please know that an invitation to callbacks does not dictate whether you are cast or not. The creative team and I look forward to seeing what you have to offer, I am sure it will be “marvelous”! Happy auditioning! 

 

About the show:

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 II, 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!.


Character List:

Cindy Lou (18, 28) 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 Acts I & II, 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, 28) 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, 28) is the class clown and 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 ten-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, 28) 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 II. 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." 


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