Artisan Center Theater (NON EQUITY) announces auditions for

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

Created by Roger Bean


Directed by Dee Ann Blair and Amy Jones

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Choreography by Amy Jones

Performed at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

 

 

This smash hit follows the lives of four friends from high school to their ten-year reunion. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES will keep you smiling in this musical trip down memory lane!

 


AUDITION DATES: Monday, November 20, 2017 from 7–9pm and Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 7–9pm.

 

CALL BACKS: Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 7–10pm.

 

LOCATION:  Auditions will be at the Artisan Rehearsal Hall at 404 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053.

 

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Monday, November 27, 2017 and will generally be Monday through Thursday evenings from 7–10pm and Saturdays from 9am–3pm, with some additional rehearsals on Friday evenings.

 

PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs January 5–27, 2018. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, with additional Saturday matinees at 3pm beginning January 13.  Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling.

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: Auditions are by appointment. Copy the following link onto browser and then make an appointment: http://www.meetme.so/ArtisanCenterTheater. Come prepared to sing 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot/resume and your completed audition info found at http://artisanct.com/auditions. If asked to return for a call back expect to read from the script and learn/sing a song from the show. 

 

Actors will be given six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt and scene shots from the production.

 


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 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!

 


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

 

CINDY LOU (18, 28) she 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, 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, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. 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, 28) Best friends with Missy, she is the happy-go-lucky one of the group—sometimes stereotyped as the ditzy blonde. Always smiling and giggling, nothing ever seems to bother her. 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. NOTE: she is not a ditzy person playing 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’.