AUDITION NOTICE: The Marvelous Wonderettes

May 28, 2022
January 8, 2023
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AUDITION NOTICE: The Marvelous Wonderettes

Directed & Choreographed by Rob “Nation” Boothe
Music Directed by Jessica Sanzotti

The Auditions

Open auditions are Sunday, August 7th and Monday, August 8th at 7:00pm at the William A. Lehnerd Performance Hall & Production Center in Butler Memorial Park. Video auditions may be submitted to until noon on August 7th. If you choose to submit a video audition, please include a vocal selection from the show and short reading of your choice. Participants must prepare a 32 bar vocal selection from the show. Please bring printed music or tracks for your selection – an accompanist will be provided. Call backs will be Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00pm.

The Schedule

Production dates are October 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings – this is tentative and  based on the cast’s availability.

The Synopsis

The musical takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy and learn about their lives and loves while they 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!

The Songs

  • Mr. Sandman
  • Sugar & Spice Medley
  • Allegheny Moon
  • All I Have to Do Is Dream
  • Stupid Cupid
  • Lipstick On Your Collar
  • Lucky Lips
  • Secret Love
  • Man Of My Dreams Medley
  • Sugar & Spice Reprise
  • Goodnight and Goodbye Medley
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me
  • Heatwave
  • Mr. Sandman Reprise
  • It’s In His Kiss
  • Wedding Bell Blues
  • You Don’t Own Me
  • With This Ring
  • I Only Want to Be With You
  • That’s When The Tears Start
  • It’s My Party
  • Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Leader Of The Pack
  • Maybe
  • Maybe I Know
  • Needle In A Haystack
  • Rescue Me
  • Respect
  • Thank You & Goodnight

Character Breakdown

These descriptions are suggestions provided by the licensing agency. This production calls for four female identifying roles and the possibility of casting two understudies.

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. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5.

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.

BETTY JEAN (18-28) is the class clown and tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend.
Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5.

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. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5.