The Marvelous Wonderettes Auditions

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The Marvelous
Wonderettes

DIRECTED BY

Joey Santos

 

AUDITION DATES

Friday October 1st at 7pm

Saturday October 2nd at 7pm

**Callbacks, if necessary,

will be Sunday October 3rd at 2pm

 

LOCATION

Stage 212

700 First Street, LaSalle

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

February 4-13th, 2022

ABOUT

For Stage 212's 2022 Winter production, director Joey Santos will be directing the Off-Broadway hit musical, "The Marvelous Wonderettes."

This musical introduces four girls at the 1958 Springfield High School prom, four friends with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, singing about their lives and loves through classic '50s hits. In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion, reminiscing through song about the highs and lows they have experienced in the past decade, and finding that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. "The Marvelous Wonderettes" features over 30 classic '50s and '60s hits. 

AUDITION PROCESS

Director Santos will casting four women to play a group of bestfriends during their high school prom and ten-year reunion. Women should be able to convincingly play their late teens and late 20s through the show. Auditioners should come prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of a '50 or '60s pop song tha shows off their vocal range. Backing tracks are encouraged; CD player and an aux cord will be available. In addition to a vocal audition, there will also be a small dance audition, as well as a cold read from the script. Familiarity with the script is not required. 

The audition process will follow IDPH guidelines for Phase 5. Everybody attending must wear a mask while in the building, regardless of vaccination status, and must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. Masks may only be removed when reading or singing, and must be put back on immediately thereafter. 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

  • Betty Jean: The practical joker of the group, Betty Jean struggles with her relationships with her boyfriend (Act One) and husband (Act Two).

  • Cindy Lou: The flirt and catty girl of the group, Cindy Lou very much wants to win prom queen and believes the world revolves around her. She goes through a bit of a journey in Act two.

  • Missy: The bossy girl of the group, Missy likes to control things; but she is also a bit socially awkward and shy about her secret crush.

  • Suzy: The happy-go-lucky one of the group, Suzy is positive but also a little on the ditzy side. She is continuously chewing bubble gum.