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The Marvelous Wonderettes
Created by: Roger Bean
Directed by: Aileen Szkwarek
Musical Direction by: Allison Houston & Jennifer Grimsey
Sunday June 5, 2022 with call backs (if needed) Tuesday June 7, 2022
Location: Ron Maslin Playhouse – 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata, ON
Auditions will take place at the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Covid protocols will be followed as per provincial protocols, with proof of vaccination and photo id required. To book your audition appointment, contact the producer, Susan Sinchak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The directors have selected the Audition Solo Song: Hold Me, Thrill me, Kiss me. Once you have scheduled your audition you will be emailed the bars of music that you will be required to sing at your audition and readings.
The show takes place at a 1958 high school prom. We meet four girls, The Wonderettes, who are members of their school’s song leader squad and are called upon to perform at their senior prom while also competing for the title of Prom Queen. The girls sing many hits of the 1950’s.
Fast forward 10 years in Act 2, the girls reunite to perform at their 1968 class reunion. Their lives have changed having loved and lost (and loved again). In Act 2 we hear the Motown songs of the 60’s girl groups.
The four actresses require solo quality singing voices as well as being confident part singers. Stage age 18 years old for Act 1 and 28 years old for Act 2. Think you may be too old to audition? Let us decide.
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 when things don’t go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2.
Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings mostly melody line.
Some of Cindy Lou’s songs: ‘Allegheny Moon,’ and ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’
Missy (18, 28) the over-achiever. Very controlling and concerned that everything at the prom must be perfect. She is smitten with her music teacher.
Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–B5. Wide range, and ability to belt.
Some of Missy’s songs: ‘Secret Love,’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’.
Betty Jean (18, 28) the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes friction.
Vocal Range: Alto, strong low range: D3–E5.
Some of BJ’s songs: ‘Lipstick on Your Collar,’ and ‘That’s When the Tears Start.”
Suzy (18, 28) Best friends with Missy, she is the happy-go-lucky – sometimes stereotyped as the ditzy blonde. Always smiling and giggling.
Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5
Some of Suzy’s songs: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ and ‘Rescue Me’.